Hong Kong moves towards charging by the bag for garbage removal, amid calls to cut waste, recycle more

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Hong Kong’s environmental activists have been warning of a “dark period” to come as the city continues to send millions of tonnes of waste to landfills with no sign of a reduction.

Now they see a glimmer of hope, as a long-delayed scheme to charge Hongkongers for every bag of trash removed is expected to become law soon.

But they warn that the city is still a long way from the goal of sending no trash to landfills by 2035.

“There are many factors affecting whether we can achieve the…

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