A glass recycling plant in Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun. Photo: Nora Tam
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Much more must be done in recycling

  • New rules regarding the trade in hazardous waste mean big changes are needed in a city that exports over 90 per cent of its municipal waste

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A glass recycling plant in Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun. Photo: Nora Tam
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The West New Territories Landfill in Tuen Mun. Hongkongers sent an average of 1.53kg of municipal solid waste per day to landfills in 2018. Photo: Edward Wong

Environmental group warns of ‘dark period’ as Hong Kong waste hits highest level since 1991

  • Hongkongers sent an average of 1.53kg of municipal solid waste, which includes domestic, commercial and industrial debris, to landfills every day last year
  • City sent a total of 5.87 million tonnes of solid waste to local landfills in 2018, up from 5.66 million tonnes in 2017
Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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The West New Territories Landfill in Tuen Mun. Hongkongers sent an average of 1.53kg of municipal solid waste per day to landfills in 2018. Photo: Edward Wong
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