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Title: DOMESTIC SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN HONG KONG


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DOMESTIC SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN HONG KONG
  • ACUCA presentation critical environmental issues
    in Hong Kong

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CURRENT CLASSIFICATION OF SOLID WASTE
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Solid Waste Disposal 2007 (tonnes per day)
(Source EPD, 2007)
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CAUSES OF DOMESTIC SOLID WASTE PROBLEM
Unsustainable living style and habit of Hong Kong
citizens
1. Excessive packaging
2. Food Waste
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CAUSES OF DOMESTIC SOLID WASTE PROBLEM
1. Excessive packaging
http//www.foe.org.hk/overpackaging/index.html
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CAUSES OF DOMESTIC SOLID WASTE PROBLEM
2. Food Waste
  • 2996 tones of food waste per day, 70 from
    household
  • Constitutes 41.6 of domestic waste

http//www.youtube.com/watch?vWC_Uw5HbRcg
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A POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF
MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE (2005-2014)
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CURRENT POLICIES
  • Bulk reduction and disposal
  • 3 strategic landfills
  • 8 refuse transfer stations
  • incurs costs of 8.4 billion (about USD1.1
    billion) and takes up take up in total 270
    hectare of land

Main Collection and Disposal Routes of Municipal
Solid Waste in Hong Kong (Source EPD, 2008)
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CURRENT POLICIES
  • Landfills?full
  • Solution
  • Integrated Waste Management Facilities (IWMF)
  • incinertors?
  • air pollution control, environment impact
    assessment and high-level technological
    employment is three times higher than that of
    direct landfill disposal
  • dioxin contamination

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CURRENT POLICIES
  • Reuse, Recover and Recycling
  • The Programme on Source Separation of Domestic
    Waste
  • Up to 2007, only 766 housing estates and
    residential buildings were participated in the
    programme, covering about 40 of the total
    population

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CURRENT POLICIES
  • Avoidance and Minimization
  • producer responsibility scheme
  • waste-charging scheme
  • Only limited extent
  • emphasizes on industries and the distributors but
    not directly on citizens

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CURRENT POLICIES
  • On Food Waste
  • Green Lunch Charter
  • use of reusable containers and adoption of
    on-site meal portioning
  • Not many schools are willing to participate in
    the on-site meal portioning due to limited space
  • Organic Waste Treatment Facility (OWTF) in 2013
  • Can only handle 200 tones per day (v.s. 2996
    tones produced)

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LOCAL COMMUNITY
  • Glass Bottle Recycling Campaign
  • Hong Chi Association X The Laputa
    Eco-Construction Material Company Limited

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http//www.youtube.com/watch?v6reL6AkaZPw
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  • Save Food Project organized by the Greeners
    Action
  • Coopration with 220 restaurants
  • Offers diners HKD1 rebate every Wednesday if
    they ask for less rice with a meal

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OUR RESPONSE
  • What can we do to minimize the solid waste
    production?
  • At individual level..
  • At Campus level..
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