A recycling bin filled to overflowing in Wan Chai. Hong Kong recycles only 30 per cent of its household waste, with much of the rest ending up in landfills. Photo: Edmond So A recycling bin filled to overflowing in Wan Chai. Hong Kong recycles only 30 per cent of its household waste, with much of the rest ending up in landfills. Photo: Edmond So
A recycling bin filled to overflowing in Wan Chai. Hong Kong recycles only 30 per cent of its household waste, with much of the rest ending up in landfills. Photo: Edmond So
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Hong Kong can’t wait any longer for a waste charging scheme

  • Hong Kong is more than a decade late in confronting the problems of its municipal waste, whose growth has far outstripped the city’s population
  • We simply don’t have any wiggle room now; for the future sustainability of Hong Kong, lawmakers must agree and vote for the scheme

A recycling bin filled to overflowing in Wan Chai. Hong Kong recycles only 30 per cent of its household waste, with much of the rest ending up in landfills. Photo: Edmond So A recycling bin filled to overflowing in Wan Chai. Hong Kong recycles only 30 per cent of its household waste, with much of the rest ending up in landfills. Photo: Edmond So
A recycling bin filled to overflowing in Wan Chai. Hong Kong recycles only 30 per cent of its household waste, with much of the rest ending up in landfills. Photo: Edmond So
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