Refuse on a beach at Cheung Sha, Lantau. The Hong Kong government began receiving reports of abnormal amounts of marine waste washing up on beaches on June 20.

Hong Kong officials blame China floods for tide of filth washing up on city beaches

Amid public outcry, environment officials say up to 10 times the usual volume of sea-borne refuse is hitting city’s shores because of heavy flooding in Pearl River basin; plastic tide is taking toll on marine life

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Refuse on a beach at Cheung Sha, Lantau. The Hong Kong government began receiving reports of abnormal amounts of marine waste washing up on beaches on June 20.
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