The West New Territories Landfill in Tuen Mun. Hongkongers sent an average of 1.53kg of municipal solid waste per day to landfills in 2018. Photo: Edward Wong

Environmental group warns of ‘dark period’ as Hong Kong waste hits highest level since 1991

  • Hongkongers sent an average of 1.53kg of municipal solid waste, which includes domestic, commercial and industrial debris, to landfills every day last year
  • City sent a total of 5.87 million tonnes of solid waste to local landfills in 2018, up from 5.66 million tonnes in 2017
Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues

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The West New Territories Landfill in Tuen Mun. Hongkongers sent an average of 1.53kg of municipal solid waste per day to landfills in 2018. Photo: Edward Wong
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A flooded playground at Heng Fa Chuen, a Hong Kong housing estate, in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Mangkhut. Photo: Winson Wong

Climate change: can Hong Kong businesses cope with a direct hit by a super typhoon at high tide?

  • Large swathes of Tsim Sha Tsui, Central, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay would have been inundated in case of a direct hit, non-profit says
  • Hong Kong faces challenge of strengthening infrastructure without overspending on over-the-top facilities, official says
Topic |   Climate change

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A flooded playground at Heng Fa Chuen, a Hong Kong housing estate, in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Mangkhut. Photo: Winson Wong
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