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    $3000 Fine - For Spitting in the Sea ....

    Had no clue that this was as serious a problem as chewing gum is in Singapore...

    Probably a case of sloppy reporting - but you never know.


    Under the current proposal, seven offences will lead to a fine of HK$3,000, including waste disposal and spitting at public places, country parks, or the sea.
    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/break...tion/4/198369/

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Probably a case of sloppy reporting
    Well it's easier to fine a bunch of uncles spitting in the sea than to catch one boat dumping!

    But, no, you're right - sloppy reporting.

    The seven offences are:


    1. (i) Display of bills or posters without permission
      (ii) Depositing of litter or waste in public places
      (iii) Spitting in public places
    2. (iv) Fouling of street by dog faeces
    3. (v) Depositing of litter in country parks and special areas
    4. (vi) Spitting in country parks and special areas
    5. (vii) Marine littering.



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    (iii) Spitting in public places
    The sea is a public place, is it not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgoodkat:
    The sea is a public place, is it not?
    Don't display "bills or posters" in the sea then!
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    Maybe I'm weird but I kinda like the bill posting, gives this place a slightly more "non-sterile" vibe.

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    There are many tools in the tool box to reduce the unsocial habit of littering.

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    https://tfn.scot/news/deposit-return...c-litter-by-90

    Probably the first thing to do would to legislate that all malls, stations, apartment buildings with a carpark must have accessible streamed waste management and streamed disposal schemes.

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    Only 20 - 50 years behind the developed world. Go Hong Kong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodwood:
    Well it's easier to fine a bunch of uncles spitting in the sea than to catch one boat dumping!

    But, no, you're right - sloppy reporting.

    The seven offences are:


    1. (i) Display of bills or posters without permission
      (ii) Depositing of litter or waste in public places
      (iii) Spitting in public places
    2. (iv) Fouling of street by dog faeces
    3. (v) Depositing of litter in country parks and special areas
    4. (vi) Spitting in country parks and special areas
    5. (vii) Marine littering.



    1. Why are country parks and public places under different rules? Is it because country parks are not “public spaces” by law?

    2. Dogs should not foul “streets”. Does this mean dogs may foul the country park and sea, as neither are “streets”?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodwood:
    1. Why are country parks and public places under different rules? Is it because country parks are not “public spaces” by law?

    2. Dogs should not foul “streets”. Does this mean dogs may foul the country park and sea, as neither are “streets”?
    Pretty sure #2 is about not cleaning up after your dog, and not about where the dog fouls.

    Make the fine 10k. Hell, send the culprits to jail even. Few things more disgusting than people who litter or make that god awful disgusting KRRRGGG sound and spit a snot ball on the ground. What kind of degenerate slime do you have to have inside you to even have to do that in the first place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankshaft:
    Pretty sure #2 is about not cleaning up after your dog, and not about where the dog fouls.

    Make the fine 10k. Hell, send the culprits to jail even. Few things more disgusting than people who litter or make that god awful disgusting KRRRGGG sound and spit a snot ball on the ground. What kind of degenerate slime do you have to have inside you to even have to do that in the first place?
    Ball and chain street cleaning, an hour per 100g of litter. That’ll teach them.
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