Frustrated with the government’s recycling services, Hongkongers are taking matters into their own hands

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…



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