A rubbish bin overflows with plastic waste at an exhibition at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
A rubbish bin overflows with plastic waste at an exhibition at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

First stage of Hong Kong ban on single-use plastics to be brought forward 2 years to 2023, government says

  • Plan changed because of increased acceptance of non-plastic alternatives for disposable items such as cutlery, straws and plates
  • Sale or free distribution of other plastics, such as hotel toiletries, umbrella covers and toothbrushes, also to be banned

A rubbish bin overflows with plastic waste at an exhibition at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
A rubbish bin overflows with plastic waste at an exhibition at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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