How can waste recycling and waste minimization be fitted into Hong Kong's waste management system?

S. S. CHUNG, C. S. POON, Lok Sang 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
    Volume3
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1996

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    waste management
    environmental education
    municipal solid waste
    waste disposal
    landfill
    environmental protection
    information system
    recycling
    energy
    waste recycling
    waste minimisation
    waste reduction
    waste avoidance
    credit
    subsidy

    Keywords

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

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    How can waste recycling and waste minimization be fitted into Hong Kong's waste management system? / CHUNG, S. S.; POON, C. S.; HO, Lok Sang.

    In: HKIE Transactions, Vol. 3, No. 1, 01.06.1996, p. 9-15.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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