Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing holds up one of the government-made rubbish bags. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing holds up one of the government-made rubbish bags. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing holds up one of the government-made rubbish bags. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong residents will have to pay to throw out rubbish under bill lawmakers set to approve after years of delay

  • The government will produce the bags, which will cost HK$1.70 for one about the same size as what supermarkets offer for groceries
  • Some lawmakers have raised concerns over a possible increase in illegal dumping, which could create hygiene problems

Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues
Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing holds up one of the government-made rubbish bags. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing holds up one of the government-made rubbish bags. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing holds up one of the government-made rubbish bags. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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