People wearing face masks shop for decorations ahead of Christmas in Hong Kong on December 19. An estimated 6 million face masks have been discarded every day in the city during the pandemic. Photo: AP
People wearing face masks shop for decorations ahead of Christmas in Hong Kong on December 19. An estimated 6 million face masks have been discarded every day in the city during the pandemic. Photo: AP
Edwin Lau
Opinion

Opinion

Edwin Lau

Don’t let coronavirus waste overwhelm Hong Kong’s landfills in 2021

  • In 2019, Hong Kong fell short on several key waste reduction targets. The continuing use of disposable face masks, popularity of online shopping and food delivery will only exacerbate the problem

People wearing face masks shop for decorations ahead of Christmas in Hong Kong on December 19. An estimated 6 million face masks have been discarded every day in the city during the pandemic. Photo: AP
People wearing face masks shop for decorations ahead of Christmas in Hong Kong on December 19. An estimated 6 million face masks have been discarded every day in the city during the pandemic. Photo: AP
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