Hong Kong generated some 171 million tonnes of what is known as public fill, which includes recyclable materials such as sand, soil, bricks and concrete, between 2007 and 2016. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong spent billions sending construction waste to mainland China instead of reusing it in local projects

City generated 171 million tonnes of building waste, but just a third of that was used in local projects over the past decade

Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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Hong Kong generated some 171 million tonnes of what is known as public fill, which includes recyclable materials such as sand, soil, bricks and concrete, between 2007 and 2016. Photo: Felix Wong
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