Per capita, Hong Kong is among the world’s top producers of plastic waste.

According to Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Dept’s 2020 Monitoring of Solid Waste in Hong Kong, 2,312 tonnes/day, equal to 843,880 tonnes/year, of plastic were sent to our landfills and only 102,000 tonnes were recovered for recycling that year. That’s a total of 945,880 tonnes/year of plastic waste.


Based on What A Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 by the World Bank Group, HK ranks 18th out of 157 countries and economies across the globe.