Historical Look at HK's Waters is a Timely Reminder

By Lana Lam

- Published on August 12, 2012 by South China Morning Post

Environmentalists behind a new book tracing the city's rich maritime history say a huge spill of plastic pellets into the sea has helped raise awareness of the delicate balance between Hong Kong's residents and its greatest natural asset: the harbour and surrounding waters.

Yesterday, hundreds of volunteers continued to clean up millions of plastic pellets that washed up along dozens of beaches after six shipping containers in which they were being carried fell off a ship during Typhoon Vicente last month.

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