Green Earth staff and volunteers showing what they collected in a five-week trial scheme in which 20 HK cents were offered per returned plastic bottle. Photo: Handout.

Refund Hongkongers 20 HK cents per plastic bottle and watch city’s dismal recycling rate rise, green group says after trial

  • Environmental organisation tries out idea for five weeks and finds enthusiasm runs especially high among low-income residents
  • Proposal among plans shared by chief executive in her last policy address to increase recovery rates
Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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Green Earth staff and volunteers showing what they collected in a five-week trial scheme in which 20 HK cents were offered per returned plastic bottle. Photo: Handout.
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