Lacking Regulation

The above photo shows a Hong Kong shopping mall on 7 July 2019 with a large plastic bottle recycling vending machine on the right and smaller containers for collection and recycling on the left.

But compare that with Shanghai, China, compulsory separation of waste law commenced on 1 July 2019, requiring domestic waste to be separated, with fines for non-compliance [SCMP report]. At least initially it’s apparent that the new regulation will be rigidly enforced.

That means once again, Hong Kong finds itself lagging behind.