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179 Tons of Tissue Waste a Day, A Waste Management Problem in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is now facing a new gigantic issue. The disposable paper usage of this island pump-up to 179 tons a day. It includes tissues, wipes and paper napkins.

According to the survey conducted by World Green Management (WGO), from 500 plus Hongkongers, respondents consume disposable tissues, paper towels, and wet wipes at about the weight of 12 buses.

These types of paper products — contrary to many people’s assumptions, WGO found — can’t be recycled, and aren’t as readily biodegradable as others due to fibers, chemicals, and other substances added during production.

This really have a huge impact on the environment such greenhouse and carbon emission.

For more details about this story, visit Coconut Hongkong.

(Image credit: Ropable/Wikimedia Commons)


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When there’s no place to put the waste and getting rid of the trash starts to cost real loss of money. Think about it. A parking spot in HK can sell for over $10k.
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