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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