The restoration of oyster reefs has been held up as a natural solution to the threat of storm surges on Hong Kong’s coastal communities. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong oysters served up as natural defence against flooding caused by climate change

  • Project hails the shellfish reefs as nature’s solution to coastline impact of climate change
  • Conservationists say the oysters act as a barrier to slow storm surges and protect communities from rising sea levels
Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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The restoration of oyster reefs has been held up as a natural solution to the threat of storm surges on Hong Kong’s coastal communities. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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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

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
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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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