Hauling large bags of plastic food packaging, egg cartons,polystyrene trays and other recyclable garbage, residents of Sai Ying Pun wait patiently as volunteers sort the items into their respective bins: six for plastics, and several more for paper and metals.
“If it breaks, it’s probably Type Six plastic. If it doesn’t, it’s probably Type Five,” says Tam Kwok-sun as he bends an unmarked, single-use plastic spoon.
The 63-year-old retired teacher is one of around...
What you think about this story? Frustrated with the government’s recycling services, Hongkongers are taking matters into their own hands