Fourteen million one-off umbrella bags add to Hong Kong’s water crisis

Greeners Action says property managers should consider alternatives including automatic umbrella dryers, racks, floor mats and recycling bins to prevent dripping.

Hongkongers may end up using as many as 14 million disposable plastic umbrella covers during the wet season from June to September, prompting a green group to call for alternative environmentally-friendly options to deal with dripping brollies.

Around 90 per cent of the 53 shopping malls, commercial buildings and government facilities monitored by Greeners Action across Hong Kong this past month distributed the plastic freebies during the rain, mostly citing the need to keep their floors dry and preventing falls.


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