Hong Kong’s recycling rate has been flagging in recent years, hovering at just 29 per cent of the 15,637 tonnes of municipal solid waste sent to landfill in 2019. Photo: Edward Wong Hong Kong’s recycling rate has been flagging in recent years, hovering at just 29 per cent of the 15,637 tonnes of municipal solid waste sent to landfill in 2019. Photo: Edward Wong
Hong Kong’s recycling rate has been flagging in recent years, hovering at just 29 per cent of the 15,637 tonnes of municipal solid waste sent to landfill in 2019. Photo: Edward Wong

Hong Kong must expand recycling efforts if waste-charging scheme is to help bring down overall level of trash, experts say

  • Environmental experts urge government to improve recycling system to make it easier for residents to cut down on waste
  • Official admits there will be ‘challenges’ in lead-up to implementation of charging scheme, which is slated to begin in second half of 2023

Topic |   Recycling and waste reduction
Hong Kong’s recycling rate has been flagging in recent years, hovering at just 29 per cent of the 15,637 tonnes of municipal solid waste sent to landfill in 2019. Photo: Edward Wong Hong Kong’s recycling rate has been flagging in recent years, hovering at just 29 per cent of the 15,637 tonnes of municipal solid waste sent to landfill in 2019. Photo: Edward Wong
Hong Kong’s recycling rate has been flagging in recent years, hovering at just 29 per cent of the 15,637 tonnes of municipal solid waste sent to landfill in 2019. Photo: Edward Wong
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