Lunch boxes in a rubbish bin in Kwun Tong. The recycling rate in Hong Kong has been decreasing in recent years. Photo: Edmond So Lunch boxes in a rubbish bin in Kwun Tong. The recycling rate in Hong Kong has been decreasing in recent years. Photo: Edmond So
Lunch boxes in a rubbish bin in Kwun Tong. The recycling rate in Hong Kong has been decreasing in recent years. Photo: Edmond So

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Hong Kong’s waste problem: what is the new charging scheme and how can it clean up the issue?

  • Average household in city could pay between HK$33 and HK$55 each month to throw out trash using one of 11 types of designated rubbish bags
  • Commercial and industrial buildings using private collection services to pay landfill ‘gate fee’ based on weight of rubbish produced

Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues
Lunch boxes in a rubbish bin in Kwun Tong. The recycling rate in Hong Kong has been decreasing in recent years. Photo: Edmond So Lunch boxes in a rubbish bin in Kwun Tong. The recycling rate in Hong Kong has been decreasing in recent years. Photo: Edmond So
Lunch boxes in a rubbish bin in Kwun Tong. The recycling rate in Hong Kong has been decreasing in recent years. Photo: Edmond So
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