Target: Ms. Anissa Wong Sean-yee, Director of Environmental Protection
Goal: Ban excessive trash dumping and stop an ‘oil spill’ of trash from destroying beaches.
An unprecedented amount of trash has washed up onto Hong Kong’s beaches. The packaging on the collected waste has been traced back to mainland China, where illegal dumping has become a problem. Demand an immediate ban on illegal dumping in China.
Citizens are calling it an ‘oil spill’ of trash. The mountain of discarded food packaging and plastic bottles has taken over the once-beautiful beaches and polluted the surrounding sea. The trash has been traced to mainland China, possibly to Wai Ling Ding island. The small island is home to a massive trash dump and sits just upstream of the affected beaches.
A 2015 report indicates that China is the world’s largest producer of plastic waste. Unfortunately, the Chinese government does not feel that this is a serious problem. Sign below to demand an immediate ban on excessive trash dumping in China.
Dear Ms. Wong,
Hong Kong’s beaches have become overwhelmed with trash, affecting both wildlife and the local citizens. The trash has been traced back to mainland China. We demand an immediate ban on excessive trash dumping in China.
The trash mountain is now several feet deep, despite cleanup efforts by local citizens. Many believe the pollution is washing ashore from Wai Ling Ding. Images show a massive trash dump on the small island, one of many landfills in mainland China.
According to Coastal Watch, 15,000 tons of marine refuse is collected in Hong Kong every year. This is unacceptable. Take a stand for the environment and ban excessive dumping immediately.
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