Huge amounts of disposable containers and utensils are used every day in Hong Kong restaurants. Photo: K. Y. Cheng Huge amounts of disposable containers and utensils are used every day in Hong Kong restaurants. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Huge amounts of disposable containers and utensils are used every day in Hong Kong restaurants. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong move to ban plastic cutlery leaves restaurants fretting over supply, cost of eco-friendly alternatives

  • Restaurant owners call for government subsidies to defray extra cost of eco-friendly cutlery
  • With first phase of ban coming in 2025, some ask for clearer guidelines on what is acceptable

Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues
Huge amounts of disposable containers and utensils are used every day in Hong Kong restaurants. Photo: K. Y. Cheng Huge amounts of disposable containers and utensils are used every day in Hong Kong restaurants. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
Huge amounts of disposable containers and utensils are used every day in Hong Kong restaurants. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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