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Hong Kong's oceans are being trashed by plastic
01:16 - Source: CNN

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Hong Kong can't blame its polluted oceans on mainland China, say officials

Most recent carpets of trash washed up on beaches likely the result of illegal dumping

Hong Kong CNN  — 

More than 800 children formed a giant piece of living artwork last week in protest of pollution along Hong Kong’s coastline and in the ocean.

On a beach in Repulse Bay, one of Hong Kong’s wealthiest neighborhoods, Ocean Recovery Alliance volunteers formed a “Lap Sap Chung” – trash monster – when seen from above.

The iconic character, which feeds off trash, was a staple of Hong Kong litter campaigns for decades, before falling out of use