Plastic bottles galore in a supermarket. Hong Kong is mulling a producer responsibility scheme that puts responsibility for the plastics problem firmly on the shoulders of companies that make and use plastics. Photo: Sam Tsang
Plastic bottles galore in a supermarket. Hong Kong is mulling a producer responsibility scheme that puts responsibility for the plastics problem firmly on the shoulders of companies that make and use plastics. Photo: Sam Tsang
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Hong Kong’s belated effort to curb plastic pollution must lead to action this time

  • Like in most parts of the world, plastics in Hong Kong are becoming the stuff of environmental nightmares
  • A public consultation focuses on the problem at source: producers of plastic beverage containers are asked to take responsibility for curbing waste, alongside consumer-focused initiatives

Plastic bottles galore in a supermarket. Hong Kong is mulling a producer responsibility scheme that puts responsibility for the plastics problem firmly on the shoulders of companies that make and use plastics. Photo: Sam Tsang
Plastic bottles galore in a supermarket. Hong Kong is mulling a producer responsibility scheme that puts responsibility for the plastics problem firmly on the shoulders of companies that make and use plastics. Photo: Sam Tsang
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