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Hong Kong (China) with mountains of plastic waste after the COVID-19 epidemic

A landfill in Hong Kong (China), April 11, 2022. (Photo: Reuters)

This is government information Hong Kong (China) launched.

A spokesman for the Hong Kong government said that the amount of disposable waste in this special administrative region has increased sharply since COVID-19 began to take place, and at the same time called on people to adopt a green lifestyle as much as possible.

Edwin Lau and local environmental group The Green Earth urged the Hong Kong government to allow the recycling or reuse of plastic from quarantine facilities.

Hong Kong, one of the few places to apply a “Zero COVID” policy, has quarantined tens of thousands of people who tested positive for COVID-19 or were in close contact with infected people in concentrated isolation areas this year.

Hong Kong (China) with mountains of plastic waste after the COVID-19 epidemic - Photo 1.

The amount of disposable waste has increased sharply since COVID-19 began in Hong Kong. (Photo: The Local Report)

This has significantly increased the amount of plastic waste. And residents in the isolation ward confirm that all their meals are in plastic bags.

It’s also wasteful to build isolation facilities because they can’t be used as long as social housing, said Paul Zimmerman, a County Councilor. quickly and without complying with any specific building standards required in Hong Kong.”

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