Hong Kong is estimated to be responsible for throwing away about 14.6 billion pieces of plastic cutlery annual, or about 1,940 pieces per person. Photo: Dickson Lee Hong Kong is estimated to be responsible for throwing away about 14.6 billion pieces of plastic cutlery annual, or about 1,940 pieces per person. Photo: Dickson Lee
Hong Kong is estimated to be responsible for throwing away about 14.6 billion pieces of plastic cutlery annual, or about 1,940 pieces per person. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong to ban plastic cutlery at restaurants in four years, but green groups call for faster action

  • Under first stage of government plan, eateries will be prohibited from offering plastic tableware, straws, stirrers or plates for dine-in service
  • But environmental groups question why the long wait, noting mainland China and the European Union have already moved to tackle the problem

Topic |   Conservation
Hong Kong is estimated to be responsible for throwing away about 14.6 billion pieces of plastic cutlery annual, or about 1,940 pieces per person. Photo: Dickson Lee Hong Kong is estimated to be responsible for throwing away about 14.6 billion pieces of plastic cutlery annual, or about 1,940 pieces per person. Photo: Dickson Lee
Hong Kong is estimated to be responsible for throwing away about 14.6 billion pieces of plastic cutlery annual, or about 1,940 pieces per person. Photo: Dickson Lee
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