Hong Kong’s Belated, Cautious Waste Cleanup Bill

Student-led climate conference supports waste charging scheme as a first step

By: Shameel Ibrahim

After 16 years, the Hong Kong government has finally passed legislation based on the “polluter pays” principle, in which the polluter is required to pay fees based on the quantity of waste generated.” Unfortunately, the legislative council, which pushed the bill through in late August, leaves an 18-month preparatory period before its …

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