Plas­tic Junk is Here to Stay

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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!

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