According to World Bank, We Hong Kongers, generate 4.5 pounds of waste each day a number that is expected to increase by 19% by 2050. Do you ask yourself, where will all the trash go then?
The world has to wake up to a call for a new plan. We are certainly making an effort in the right direction but more needs to be done.
Starting at the grass-root level.
Starting from you and me.
Until newer technologies are implemented to massively make an impact by diverting the waste that goes to landfills, it is the change in social behavior that must take place now.
On a global scale, every year, there’s almost 9 million tons of waste being imported to China as the global dumping ground. Just a year ago, China’s ban on waste and recycling imports has concerned many countries. And let's not forget waste produced in HK does not end up just in HK landfills!
In this article, I’d like to share a few tips to be kept in mind about what we can do as global citizens to take part in this "Waste-Less" campaign: