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The government will ban disposable plastic tableware as soon as 2025. How much plastic waste does Hong Kong people dispose of every year?

2021-09-23T10:33:57.432Z

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed that styrofoam tableware used in restaurants should be banned as soon as 2025, and all disposable plastic tableware will be further banned in the future. It is currently consulting the public on the policy. Environmental protection requires everyone’s contribution. Environmental protection groups "Green Collar Action"



The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to ban styrofoam tableware in restaurants as soon as 2025, and will further ban all disposable plastic tableware in the future. The public is currently consulting on the policy.


Everyone needs to contribute to environmental protection. The environmental protection group "Green Collar Action" has promoted the "Non-Glue" store labeling program in recent years. Which district has the most shops with "Non-Glue" labels?

In January this year, the government launched a pilot program for the bottleneck machine. The residents of Borderlands are the most supportive of environmental protection?


According to the Environmental Protection Agency's Figures and Control of Disposable Plastic Tableware Consultation Document, in 2019, the average daily disposal volume of plastic waste reached 2,320 metric tons, accounting for 21% of the disposal volume of municipal solid waste in Hong Kong's landfills.

Among them, the daily disposal volume of plastic and styrofoam tableware is as much as 200 metric tons, which is roughly equivalent to the disposal of 14.6 billion plastic cutlery pieces throughout the year, or about 1940 pieces per capita.

In recent years, the environmental protection group "Green Collar Action" has promoted the "No Plastic" store labeling program, as long as restaurants and grocery stores promise to promote two of the five designated plastic reduction measures, including not actively distributing plastic to customers and eliminating all excessive packaging Products, etc., and after verification, can be certified as a "Glue Store" by the "Green Collar Action".

The Central and Western District is the area where the most stores in Hong Kong have been labelled as "Best Plastic Stores", including 20 restaurants and 2 grocery stores. Wan Chai District has 21 stores, and Yau Tsim Mong District ranks third with 19 stores.

In addition, the Environmental Protection Department launched a one-year pilot program for bottle filling machines in the first quarter of this year. A total of 60 bottle filling machines have been installed in all districts in Hong Kong. Every time the public puts a plastic beverage container in, they can instantly receive 1 cent through Octopus or Alipay. Rebate, as of June 30, the cumulative collection has reached 4.22 million.

According to the statistics of the Environmental Protection Department in May, the number of recycling machines placed in Telford Plaza in Kowloon Bay is the largest, reaching 53,200, which means that an average of 1,716 plastic beverage containers are collected every day.

Based on the average number of collections per collection, the Aberdeen Sports Ground has the largest collection of bottle hoppers, with 16 at a time. The 4 bottle hoppers in Sham Shui Po are all in the top 10.

The amount of waste collected has plummeted by half in 10 years. How much rubbish does Hong Kong people produce every year?

How much paper does the government use every day?

To increase the proportion of environmentally friendly recycled paper, the total purchase quantity has not decreased for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Source: hk1

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