Hong Kong residents will pay for their rubbish, as lawmakers approve waste-charging scheme but call for tougher enforcement

Hong Kong lawmakers on Thursday passed long-delayed legislation to charge residents for their rubbish, but called for stricter enforcement and more investment in recycling to ensure the new system would be a success.Ahead of the Legislative Council’s near-unanimous approval of a waste-charging scheme first proposed 16 years ago, environment minister Wong Kam-sing said his department would open 10 new recycling venues across the city and expand an existing pilot scheme for plastic collection…