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Hong Kong’s Plastic Shopping Bag Levy May Be Expanded

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Plastic Shopping Bag Levy a Success Hong Kong, May 13, 2013 (PBBR) – The Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department (EPD) launched the Plastic Shopping Bag (PSB) Levy Scheme in July, 2009. The Scheme placed a 50 cents levy on all plastic shopping bags. According to the EPD, the scheme has…

Tracey Read on Hong Kong Plastic Pellet Spill

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7,000 Volunteers Clean Up Hong Kong, Aug. 21, 2012 – PlasticBagBanReport.com – “People from all over have come to help. A mother and son drove an hour from the other side of Hong Kong to help” stated Tracey Read. Tracey is a beach clean-up organizer with a local environmental group…

Hong Kong Probes Liability for Plastic Pellet Spill

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HONG KONG, China, August 14, 2012 (ENS) – Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says he supports the investigation into who is responsible for the plastic pellet spill, in which around 150 tonnes of plastic were dumped into the sea. Hong Kong officials have said repeatedly that the plastic pellets…

Hong Kong’s Massive Nurdle Spill

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Hong Kong, August 9, 2012, Plastic Bag Ban Report – On July 23rd, Typhoon Vicente stormed through Hong Kong and the South China Sea. When the storm was over, residents discovered something never seen before. The beaches looked as if snow had fallen. White granules of plastic resin pellets, also…