First-hand account of the Hong Kong plastic pellets clean up

10/09/2012

When Tracey Read first saw the initial plastic pellets spill washed up on Hong Kong beaches, it had a familiar look.

"The initial spill looked like snow on several beaches and in quite a few areas the pellets were knee deep," Read, a local cleanup volunteer, told PlasticsToday. "Because Hong Kong is made up of 220 islands it was very difficult to know how bad the spill was."

About 150 metric tons of plastic pellets were dumped into the sea when Typhoon Vicente hit Hong Kong on July 23....
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