How can Waste Recycling and Waste Minimization be Fitted into Hong Kong’s Waste Management System?

S. S. Chung, C. S. Poon*, L. S. Ho

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Abstract

A research study lasting three years on the municipal solid waste management system of Hong Kong has been completed. This paper is a summary of the major findings of the research. It is concluded that Hong Kong should change from the existing landfill oriented approach to a more diversified strategy including recycling, waste reduction and converting waste to energy. The formulation of the integrated waste management targets in the short and the medium terms is briefly introduced. The proposed integrated waste management targets should be attained by a combination of measures, inter alia, waste disposal charging, subsidies or credits to environmental protection contributors (such as recyclers), extensive environmental education and an accredited information system to promote waste reduction and avoidance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-15
Number of pages7
JournalHKIE Transactions Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1996

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Engineering(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Municipal Solid Waste
  • incineration
  • landfilling
  • waste recovery
  • waste reduction
  • Hong Kong
  • sustainable waste management
  • environmental costs

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