Gary Stokes, co-founder of marine conservation group OceansAsia, shows face masks that washed up on a beach on the Soko Islands in Hong Kong in March. Photo: Reuters Gary Stokes, co-founder of marine conservation group OceansAsia, shows face masks that washed up on a beach on the Soko Islands in Hong Kong in March. Photo: Reuters
Gary Stokes, co-founder of marine conservation group OceansAsia, shows face masks that washed up on a beach on the Soko Islands in Hong Kong in March. Photo: Reuters
Bernard Chan
Opinion

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Bernard Chan

Masks are here to stay – we just need to keep them out of our landfills and seas

  • Every day, 10-15 tonnes of discarded masks end up in Hong Kong’s landfills, and more wash up on the beaches. The challenge is for Hong Kong is to design a mask that meets expert standards and is environmentally sustainable

Gary Stokes, co-founder of marine conservation group OceansAsia, shows face masks that washed up on a beach on the Soko Islands in Hong Kong in March. Photo: Reuters Gary Stokes, co-founder of marine conservation group OceansAsia, shows face masks that washed up on a beach on the Soko Islands in Hong Kong in March. Photo: Reuters
Gary Stokes, co-founder of marine conservation group OceansAsia, shows face masks that washed up on a beach on the Soko Islands in Hong Kong in March. Photo: Reuters
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Bernard Chan

Bernard Chan

Bernard Charnwut Chan, born in 1965, is a Hong Kong politician and businessman. He is the grandson of Chin Sophonpanich, the late founder of Bangkok Bank. He is currently convenor of Hong Kong's Executive Council.