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Joss Paper and Paper Artifacts Burning 

Introduction
The Environmental Protection Department has commissioned the Hong Kong Productivity Council to carry out a study on air pollution control for joss paper and paper artifacts burning. The study resulted in identification of the best available technology for control of emissions from paper offerings burning and preparation of two sets of guidelines. Seminars were held with the trade and stakeholders to publicize the study results and the guidelines. 
 
It is noted that in order to minimize potential nuisance resulting from paper offerings burning activities, premises owners or operators are recommended to stop permitting paper offerings burning within their premises by promoting alternative forms of worshipping (e.g. offering flower, electronic offering, etc.), or arranging for off-site burning as far as practicable by collecting paper offerings from worshippers. If on-site paper offering burning is inevitable, furnaces with best available technology incorporated with electrostatic precipitator and water scrubber for flue gas treatment should be provided to ensure effective removal of smoke and ash flakes from paper offering burning.

29 Feb 2012 Seminar on Air Pollution Control for Joss Paper Burning at Chinese Temples, Crematoria and Similar Places
The seminar aimed to enhance understanding of the premises owners and operators of Chinese temples, crematoria and similar places on air pollution control measures. It introduced the design, operation and maintenance of environmentally friendly air pollution control equipment based on Best Available Technology (BAT). The seminar was also equipped with an experience sharing session in which a Chinese temple operator shared with the audience his pleasant experience in using air pollution control equipment with BAT.
A group photo of speakers and attending guests
The participants included representatives from Chinese temples, crematoria and related trade
A group photo of speakers and attending guests.
The participants included representatives from Chinese temples, crematoria and related trade.
Mr. Raymond Fong of the HKPC introduced the guidelines on air pollution control equipment for joss paper burning at Chinese temples, crematoria and similar places
Mr. Vandesar Leung of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals shared their experience in using the air pollution control based on BAT
Mr. Raymond Fong of the HKPC introduced the guidelines on air pollution control equipment for joss paper burning at Chinese temples, crematoria and similar places.
Mr. Vandesar Leung of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals shared their experience in using the air pollution control based on BAT.

Guest Speakers and Presentation Topics*

Guidelines on Air Pollution Control for Joss Paper Burning at Chinese Temples, Cermatoria and Similar Places (Chinese version only)
Mr. Raymond Fong, Principal Consultant, Environmental Management Division, Hong Kong Productivity Council

User's Experience - Installation of Air Pollution Control Equipment at Temples of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (Chinese version only)
Mr. Vandesar Leung, Executive Officer (Ritualistic Services), Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

Consultant's Experience - Installation of Air Pollution Control Equipment at Temples of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (Chinese version only)
Mr. David Lo, Consultant, Environmental Management Division, Hong Kong Productivity Council


Publication
Guidelines on Air Pollution Control for Joss Paper Burning at Chinese Temples, Crematoria and Similar Places

Other Information*
  • Promotional Leaflet (Chinese version only)

30 Nov 2011 Seminar on Air Pollution Control for Paper Artifacts Burning at Funeral Parlours and Other Places of Worship
The seminar aimed to enhance understanding of the funeral service trade on air pollution control measures. It introduced the design, operation and maintenance of environmentally friendly air pollution control equipment based on Best Available Technology (BAT). The seminar also had an experience sharing session in which a funeral parlour operator shared with the audience his pleasant experience in using air pollution control equipment with BAT.
A group photo of speakers and attending guests
The participants covered representatives from major funeral services operators and related trade
A group photo of speakers and attending guests.
The participants covered representatives from major funeral service operators and related trade.
Mr. Raymond Fong introduced the guidelines on air pollution control equipment for paper artifacts burning at funeral parlours and other places of worship
Mr. Tang from Kowloon Funeral Parlour shared their experience in using the air pollution control based on the BAT
Mr. Raymond Fong from the HKPC introduced the guidelines on air pollution control equipment for paper artifacts burning at funeral parlours and other places of worship.
Mr. Tang from the Kowloon Funeral Parlour shared their experience in using the air pollution control based on BAT.
Mr. David Lo from the HKPC shared their experience in the installation of air pollution control equipment based on BAT
Some questions were raised by the trade and other government departments
Mr. David Lo from the HKPC shared their experience in the installation of air pollution control equipment based on BAT.
Some questions were raised by the trade and other government departments.

Guest Speakers and Presentation Topics*

Guidelines on Air Pollution Control for Paper Artifacts Burning at Funeral Parlours and Other Places of Worship (Chinese version only)
Mr. Raymond Fong, Principal Consultant, Environmental Management Division, Hong Kong Productivity Council

Experience Sharing - Installation of Air Pollution Control Equipment at Kowloon Funeral Parlour (Chinese version only)
Mr. David Lo, Consultant, Environmental Management Division, Hong Kong Productivity Council


Publication
Guidelines on Air Pollution Control for Paper Artifacts Burning at Funeral Parlours and Other Places of Worship

Other Information*
  • Promotional Leaflet (Chinese version only)

List of Local Suppliers of Cremation Equipment and/or Air Pollution Control Equipment (APCE) for Paper Offerings Burning

*Please click here to download the archive materials.

 

 

 
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