With at least 8 million reusable masks to be produced, the scheme will go some way towards lessening harm to the environment. Photo: May Tse With at least 8 million reusable masks to be produced, the scheme will go some way towards lessening harm to the environment. Photo: May Tse
With at least 8 million reusable masks to be produced, the scheme will go some way towards lessening harm to the environment. Photo: May Tse
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Pandemic is no excuse to trash the environment

  • Sustainability is bound to take a back seat in a health crisis. But advances in technology and innovation mean that societies should not have to choose whether to protect health at the expense of the environment
  • Every day, millions of discarded face masks are being dumped in Hong Kong’s already overflowing landfills

With at least 8 million reusable masks to be produced, the scheme will go some way towards lessening harm to the environment. Photo: May Tse With at least 8 million reusable masks to be produced, the scheme will go some way towards lessening harm to the environment. Photo: May Tse
With at least 8 million reusable masks to be produced, the scheme will go some way towards lessening harm to the environment. Photo: May Tse
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