How Hong Kong’s big, stinking, toxic waste problem is becoming a crisis
How Hong Kong’s big, stinking, toxic waste problem is becoming a crisis
  • From collecting rubbish to processing it to persuading people not to create it in the first place, the city lags far behind others in the region
15 Jan 2022 - 8:00PM
This picture taken on March 6, 2013 shows a landfill in the new territories of Hong Kong as the Chinese city of Shenzhen looms in the background.  Official data shows that the city generates about 19,000 tonnes of solid waste every day, with 9,100 tonnes dumped into landfills -- two thirds of it domestic waste. Only 52 percent of total waste is recycled in a city that produces an average of 921 kilograms of rubbish per person per year, which is more than twice the amount compared to Japan (410kg) and South Korea (380kg), according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.  AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)
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How Hong Kong’s big, stinking, toxic waste problem is becoming a crisis
15 Jan 2022 - 8:00PM
  • From collecting rubbish to processing it to persuading people not to create it in the first place, the city lags far behind others in the region
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