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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Kylie Knott

Kylie Knott

After many years with the Post, Kylie Knott found her calling on the culture and lifestyle desk. She writes about the environment, animal welfare, food and the arts.

Adam Wright

Adam Wright

Adam joined the Post in 1997 and worked in various roles before becoming entertainment editor in 2004.