June Wong So-kwan picks up plastic waste on Hong Kong’s beaches, but is the city doing enough to reduce the amount of plastic that washes into the ocean? Photo: Jonathan Wong
June Wong So-kwan picks up plastic waste on Hong Kong’s beaches, but is the city doing enough to reduce the amount of plastic that washes into the ocean? Photo: Jonathan Wong

Is Hong Kong doing enough to limit plastic pollution? Supermarkets and other food vendors are slow to reduce single-use plastic use, and alternatives can’t compete

  • Most of the plastic rubbish that turns up or washes up on Hong Kong beaches ‘is what you can usually find in the supermarket’, a clean-up volunteer says
  • The coronavirus pandemic spurred use of single-use plastics, and while some businesses have acted, only small steps towards banning them have been taken

June Wong So-kwan picks up plastic waste on Hong Kong’s beaches, but is the city doing enough to reduce the amount of plastic that washes into the ocean? Photo: Jonathan Wong
June Wong So-kwan picks up plastic waste on Hong Kong’s beaches, but is the city doing enough to reduce the amount of plastic that washes into the ocean? Photo: Jonathan Wong
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