Government will engage Hong Kong’s supermarkets, which have often been criticised by green groups for using too much plastic wrapping. Photo:Tory Ho

Hong Kong government may charge consumers for using plastic bags to carry frozen goods and fresh bakery items, environment minister says

  • ‘Flat-top’ bags are currently given for free to maintain food hygiene or unpackaged fresh produce and frozen or refrigerated items
  • Government also wants to eliminate microbeads from the market
Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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Government will engage Hong Kong’s supermarkets, which have often been criticised by green groups for using too much plastic wrapping. Photo:Tory Ho
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Tesla Supercharging station at Science Park, Tai Po. Hong Kong’s plans to ban the sale of all fossil fuel cars over the next 20 years. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong to phase out fossil fuel cars and go all electric over next 20 years, says environment chief

  • Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing has upped the incentives for more charging stations in every new development
  • Buses, taxis and ferries will also move over to a more sustainable fuel source, he says
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Tesla Supercharging station at Science Park, Tai Po. Hong Kong’s plans to ban the sale of all fossil fuel cars over the next 20 years. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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