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Hong Kong’s only clinical waste incinerator struggles with sharp increase in refuse created by surge in Covid-19 infections

Hong Kong’s sole incinerator for clinical waste can no longer cope with the surge in refuse, which has increased nearly six-fold since the coronavirus pandemic began two years ago. The city produced 48.7 tonnes of clinical waste each day between March 19 and 23, according to the latest data from the Environmental Protection Department. The figure represents an increase of 5.6 times from 8.7 tonnes a day during the same period in 2019, before the pandemic. It also was nearly four times more than…

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