Shoppers will still get free plastic bags for unpackaged food. Photo: Elson Li
Shoppers will still get free plastic bags for unpackaged food. Photo: Elson Li

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Why Hong Kong’s war on plastic means you will need to pay HK$1 per bag at shops from December 31

  • Consumers must pay increased levy even when shopping online, as city moves to reduce plastic waste
  • Businesses have a month to comply fully with charging plastic bag levy, after which they face fines

Shoppers will still get free plastic bags for unpackaged food. Photo: Elson Li
Shoppers will still get free plastic bags for unpackaged food. Photo: Elson Li
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