SCMP Explains: How does Hong Kong handle its waste?

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Hong Kong passed a long-delayed legislation to start charging residents for their household rubbish, beginning in 2023. Of the 5.67 million tonnes (6.2 million tons) of solid waste the city generated in 2019, only 29 per cent was recycled. The Post explains Hong Kong’s key waste management strategies, and how the city aims to clean up its garbage problem with a new waste-charging scheme.

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