Marine and Beach Refuse

Floating refuse has been a problem for Hong Kong for many years and rapid economic growth and increasing population exacerbate the problem. A wide variety of floating refuse can be found inside the beach boom line and some even on the beaches.
This paper was originally prepared for internal discussion when the Clean Environment Campaign was being set-up in order to have a better understanding of the sources of Hong Kong marine refuse so that CEC could design a strategy to reduce the problem. This paper has now been updated and includes the CEC’s early efforts to help reduce marine rubbish.