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Bring your own food container, or let Hong Kong drown under waste that could fill 48 IFC buildings

Having doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, Hong Kong’s appetite for takeaway meals has produced more disposable packaging waste than the city is equipped to deal with.The city’s culture of convenience has made consumers no stranger to dining on-the-go. Even before the pandemic, each Hongkonger ordered an estimated average of 170 takeaway meals and 180 to-go drinks every year.In Hong Kong, over 70 per cent of all municipal solid waste was sent to landfills in 2019. The city’s recycling rate…

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