Textile waste is on the rise as part of materials dumped in Hong Kong’s landfills. Photo: Edward Wong

All dressed up and nowhere to go … except to landfills: fast consumer fashion habits add to Hong Kong’s textile waste

  • Discarded garments from changing consumer patterns on the rise as city has to explore ways to process its own material
  • Durable garment quality contributing to the challenge of breaking down such products for recycling
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Textile waste is on the rise as part of materials dumped in Hong Kong’s landfills. Photo: Edward Wong
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Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy joined the Post in 2018. She previously wrote about China tech, business and society for SupChina and has a bachelor's in literature from Yale University and a master's from Columbia Journalism School.