Plastic Junk is Here to Stay
The Environmental Protection Department recently announced that it’s going to stop funding the Yan Oi
Tong EcoPark Plastic Resources Recycling Centre by the end of next year, because it’s confident that the community has developed its recycling network sufficiently to deal with plastic waste. Green group
The Greeners Action reprimanded the government, describing the decision as unwise and hasty. They warned that given the continued low market value of plastic waste, closing the center could mean abandoning plastic waste recycling altogether. It said that in spite of the Community Recycling Network and Community Green Stations, the public’s waste reduction and recycling practices are still far from habitual, meaning that most recyclable waste still ends up in landfills.
Our take: We need so many MORE recycling facilities, not less of them!