Hong Kong recyclers collect some 2,500 tonnes of waste paper each day and almost all of it is exported to mainland China for processing. Photo: Felix Wong Hong Kong recyclers collect some 2,500 tonnes of waste paper each day and almost all of it is exported to mainland China for processing. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong recyclers collect some 2,500 tonnes of waste paper each day and almost all of it is exported to mainland China for processing. Photo: Felix Wong

Paper jam in Hong Kong as mainland China tightens requirements on waste imports

Fully-loaded barges of paper waste have been sitting idle in Hong Kong’s berths since Friday – with 4,000 tonnes alone at Gin Drinkers Bay in Tsuen Wan

Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues
Hong Kong recyclers collect some 2,500 tonnes of waste paper each day and almost all of it is exported to mainland China for processing. Photo: Felix Wong Hong Kong recyclers collect some 2,500 tonnes of waste paper each day and almost all of it is exported to mainland China for processing. Photo: Felix Wong
Hong Kong recyclers collect some 2,500 tonnes of waste paper each day and almost all of it is exported to mainland China for processing. Photo: Felix Wong
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