Plastic waste created by Hong Kong’s 21-day hotel quarantine – what can be done to cut down the mountainous amounts?

As Hong Kong marches towards its seventh quarantine cycle for returning residents (with approved hotels now numbering 44, up from 40), one quantifiable problem remains clear: the use and disposal of plastic items by hotel guests, which environmental group The Green Earth estimates has already surpassed 100 million pieces.But not all trash is plastic. While spending a recent three weeks at the Hong Kong government’s pleasure at the Ovolo Southside hotel, Wong Chuk Hang, I did what I considered…


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