Responsibility should also be placed on supermarkets to reduce the superfluous packaging, especially on fruit and vege. Ditch the plastic containers and go back to paper bags.
The goal should not be to have more stuff recycled, it should be to stop producing waste in the first place, especially plastic waste.
Last edited by kimwy66; 20-03-2017 at 06:51 PM.
If they were serious about it they would ban plastic bags and stop excess packaging at source...people have to eat! The poorest don't get to choose. I loathe this kind of stuff....loathe it.
I live in Sai Kung and so often watch the seafood restaurant workers push large fully loaded rubbish bins, bursting full of restaurant food waste, right over to the collection station. No questions asked. Other restaurants will dump 12 large baskets of seafood waste into the public collection bins, any time they like. Then the city contract workers need to push those loaded wheeled bins to the collection station.
IMO, intolerable. And as long as the people of HK have no voice in their govt, such nonsense will continue and life will worsen.
Building managers will be responsible for policing the correct use of the bags. This means either they will be enforcing the rules or, more likely, buying the waste bags to in which to put their residents rubbish.
Either way, building managers will add $$ to their annual fees, which means extra profit for them.
And because the costs will be socialized for each estate, there will be no incentive for any individuals to cut down waste. So the scheme will succeed mostly in transferring wealth from residents to the oligarchs without any other material changes. Legco has succeeded in its remit once again.
Reducing waste by creating another waste?
Reducing the use of plastic by using another plastic to collect the plastic?