A Taste of Tokenism

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Hong Kong’s environment will never be saved so long as there are groups like the curiously named Greeners Action. This wretched organization probably thinks it is helping with its latest campaign when all it has done is redefine uselessness. It has launched an initiative that will see diners rebated an enticing 12 cents (12 cents!) if they ask for smaller portions when eating at one of 50 participating restaurants. This only applies on the first Wednesday of each month, incidentally, but by this most perfunctory of means it is hoped that less food waste will end up in Hong Kong’s overflowing landfills. Look on the bright side: maybe that will make more room for farcical environmental campaigns like this one.