Hong Kong storms expose city’s plastic pollution problem, with beaches closed after huge piles of rubbish are washed ashore

Oct 14, 2021 | INVESTING

Hong Kong’s massive sea pollution problem has been exposed once more, with the two tropical storms that battered the city in the past week dumping piles of rubbish on its beaches and coastline.Bits of styrofoam, discarded water bottles, and abandoned fish nets were washed ashore by Typhoon Kompasu, and on Thursday a lifeguard at Silverstrand Beach in Sai Kung, one of the most city’s most scenic bits of shoreline, said it could take a month to clean up.The sole cleaning lady on the beach, which…

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