The price of virgin plastic is now lower than that for the recycled version, leaving Hong Kong firm’s struggling to find a market for their goods. Photo: Jonathan Wong The price of virgin plastic is now lower than that for the recycled version, leaving Hong Kong firm’s struggling to find a market for their goods. Photo: Jonathan Wong
The price of virgin plastic is now lower than that for the recycled version, leaving Hong Kong firm’s struggling to find a market for their goods. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Shrinking market, poor collection services have Hong Kong’s plastic recyclers struggling to stay afloat — and few are succeeding

  • As virgin plastic prices sink, Chinese firms have little incentive to opt for recycled version, insiders say, estimating nine in 10 local firms have closed
  • With no effective management plan in place, many buildings simply send contents of recycling bins straight to the landfill

Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues
The price of virgin plastic is now lower than that for the recycled version, leaving Hong Kong firm’s struggling to find a market for their goods. Photo: Jonathan Wong The price of virgin plastic is now lower than that for the recycled version, leaving Hong Kong firm’s struggling to find a market for their goods. Photo: Jonathan Wong
The price of virgin plastic is now lower than that for the recycled version, leaving Hong Kong firm’s struggling to find a market for their goods. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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