3 fast-food chains use 180 million plastic items a year, study finds

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    3 fast-food chains use 180 million plastic items a year, study finds

    Cafe de Coral, Fairwood and Maxim’s use 180 million pieces of disposable plastic a year in Hong Kong, Greenpeace study finds
    Even eat-in meals such as hotpot and rice came with plastic plates, cups and other single-use cutlery, making another 80 million pieces a year, the study found.
    “A takeaway meal from a fast-food shop uses seven to 14 pieces of plastic on average, it’s the main culprit for plastic pollution in Hong Kong,” said Greenpeace campaigner Chan Hall-sion.
    “Seattle successfully curbed the problem of plastic waste by rooting out the supply of plastic items and replacing them with stainless steel utensils. I think Hong Kong restaurants can do the same to alleviate plastic pollution,”
    “Hong Kong citizens should take responsibility to reduce plastic waste by using their own reusable tableware,”

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    It would be simple enough to draw up legislation to ban single use non-biodegradable cutlery for non-takeaway meals. Chances of that happening under Carry Lam = What is less than zero?


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    Hope they can mass-produce these soon, then you could just eat the spoon and fork after your meal:

    https://www.reuters.com/video/2018/1...videoChannel=6


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoTommy:
    Hope they can mass-produce these soon, then you could just eat the spoon and fork after your meal:
    That isn't practical with any food type that contains water. How about a simple dishwasher? And if people come come with no space argument - don't tell me that all that plastic crap takes less space.

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    If anyone hasn't seen the movie Plastic Ocean, you should...It's sobering and you might look at seafood(amongst other things) in a different way. Plastic is yet another uncontrolled science experiment we are doing on the planet with very little idea about the long term consequences.


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    Quote Originally Posted by flameproof:
    That isn't practical with any food type that contains water. How about a simple automatic dishwasher? And if people come come with no space argument - don't tell me that all that plastic crap takes less space.
    That would involve a significant hike in the minimum wage. Not going to happen under Mrs Lam.

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    The world is full of bloody hypocrites. Environmentalists wiping their asses off with tons of paper, paedophiles preaching sanity, messengers of peace holding wars, people vouching to feed the poor are grotesque, ignorants sizing up the minorities, the richer you are, the more filth they have to their necks, tolerance of blatant disregard of ethics in broad daylight, burning innocents alive.........trivia: on an average every human in Hong Kong consumes 100 times more resources than someone living in Africa.


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    Santa brings restaurants gifts of unwanted plastic - RTHK
    It urged them to start giving customers a HK$3 discount on takeaway orders if they bring in their own reusable utensils and containers.