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Whilst some local recycling plants could not collect enough waste plastics, about 1.55 billion plastic beverage bottles were dumped into landfills in 2019, reflecting a disruption of the recycling chain. The Environment Protection Department has recently proposed implementing a producer responsibility scheme and offering rebate to encourage the public to return plastic beverage containers. Can these suggestions help reconnect the recycling chain?
The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.