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Attempting to tackle Hong Kong’s plastic waste crisis might seem like an overwhelming task, especially given that 2,000 tonnes of plastic, which amounts to 20 percent of Hong Kong’s overall waste, is sent to landfills every day and a whopping 17 million pieces of plastic waste are flushed into the sea surrounding the city every year.
While recycling is, of course, one route you can go down to help reduce waste pollution, it’s far more effective to limit the amount of plastic we use in the first place, and you would be surprised how much money you save in the process, too. Since it’s Plastic Free July, check out these five simple ways you can ditch plastic from your life and help make a big difference in cleaning up Hong Kong. By Sophie Pettit
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