Use of plastic and foam dining ware increased last year as Covid-19 restrictions prevented people from eating out. Photo: Edmond So
Use of plastic and foam dining ware increased last year as Covid-19 restrictions prevented people from eating out. Photo: Edmond So
Edwin Lau
Opinion

Opinion

Edwin Lau

How Hong Kong’s already-serious waste problem has got worse during the pandemic

  • As use of plastic dining utensils spiked in 2020 due to Covid-19, recycling rates dropped to their lowest levels since 1997
  • Given that 7 per cent of Hong Kong’s carbon emissions come from landfills, reducing and recycling waste has to be a priority to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

Use of plastic and foam dining ware increased last year as Covid-19 restrictions prevented people from eating out. Photo: Edmond So
Use of plastic and foam dining ware increased last year as Covid-19 restrictions prevented people from eating out. Photo: Edmond So
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