Garbage Gift: Hong Kong Threw Away 2 Million Mooncakes
- ipsedixit Sep 9, 2013 06:29 PM
"It’s mooncake season again in China—that time of year that leaves stomachs, landfills and environmentalists groaning.
Last year, in Hong Kong alone, residents threw out nearly two million moon cakes, according to a survey conducted by local environmental group Green Power, and similar figures are likely this year."
So it begins anew for another year.
Read the rest of the WSJ blog post here: http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/20...
Can't they be recycled into mooncake bread pudding or something??
Or saved for next year, like fruitcake?
I guess regifting can only go so far with the one-ups manship going on and saving face. You can't look like a poor schlock by giving the same quantity.
Too bad they just can't throw the extra tonnage into a powerplant and convert the mooncakes into 5 seconds worth of energy.