The total stock of Hong Kong’s public libraries increased by 17 per cent over the last eight years, while the number of items the public were borrowing had dropped by more than 18 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong The total stock of Hong Kong’s public libraries increased by 17 per cent over the last eight years, while the number of items the public were borrowing had dropped by more than 18 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong
The total stock of Hong Kong’s public libraries increased by 17 per cent over the last eight years, while the number of items the public were borrowing had dropped by more than 18 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong

Hundreds of thousands of books in Hong Kong thrown away as libraries slammed for ‘wasteful practice’

Leisure and Cultural Services Department told to justify spending about HK$100 million to meet its annual procurement target of “at least 700,000” items

Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues
The total stock of Hong Kong’s public libraries increased by 17 per cent over the last eight years, while the number of items the public were borrowing had dropped by more than 18 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong The total stock of Hong Kong’s public libraries increased by 17 per cent over the last eight years, while the number of items the public were borrowing had dropped by more than 18 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong
The total stock of Hong Kong’s public libraries increased by 17 per cent over the last eight years, while the number of items the public were borrowing had dropped by more than 18 per cent. Photo: Felix Wong
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