Piles of waste paper sit at the Public Cargo Working Area on Wing Shun Street in Tsuen Wan. Photo: Sam TsangPiles of waste paper sit at the Public Cargo Working Area on Wing Shun Street in Tsuen Wan. Photo: Sam Tsang
Piles of waste paper sit at the Public Cargo Working Area on Wing Shun Street in Tsuen Wan. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong braces for cardboard pile-ups as recycling price falls in response to a major factory slashing payments and US-China trade war

  • Recycling industry warns of plan by huge paper plant on mainland to offer HK$600 per tonne to city exporters, a drop of 45% on December
  • Price crash risks putting companies and street workers out of business, as well as causing chaos on streets with mounting waste

Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues
Piles of waste paper sit at the Public Cargo Working Area on Wing Shun Street in Tsuen Wan. Photo: Sam TsangPiles of waste paper sit at the Public Cargo Working Area on Wing Shun Street in Tsuen Wan. Photo: Sam Tsang
Piles of waste paper sit at the Public Cargo Working Area on Wing Shun Street in Tsuen Wan. Photo: Sam Tsang
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