Problems & Solutions


The Environmental Protection Department has organized three engagement workshops for the general public on the development of the Integrated Waste Management Facilities (IWMF) in Hong Kong.

Overseas experience shows that no matter how well a city performs in waste avoidance, reuse, recovery and recycling, there will still be large volumes of unavoidable waste which require final disposal. Instead of direct disposal at landfills, alternative waste treatment methods have to be adopted to further recover recyclable materials from the mixed municipal solid waste (MSW) and to reduce the volume of waste before final disposal.

To tackle this problem, the Government intends to develop IWMF to treat the unavoidable MSW. We invited local and overseas companies to propose waste management technologies for the development of the IWMF. The IWMF will adopt a multi-technology approach as recommended by the Advisory Group on Waste Management Facilities. The approach will adopt both thermal technology (e.g. incineration) and mechanical biological treatment technology to deal with different waste streams of the MSW.

To establish IWMF with public acceptance, public engagement is crucial in the development process, especially on technology, environment, social, economic and consumer concerns.

You are cordially invited to express your view by participating in our three view-sharing workshops.

All the workshops are free of charge and all of you are welcome to join!
All the workshops are free of charge and all of you are welcome to join!
Details of the Workshops
Workshop 1: "Our Environment Today: Integrated Waste Management Facilities and the Environment"
Venue: Activity Room, Hong Kong Central Library
Address: 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Date: 10 September 2005 (Saturday)
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Language: Cantonese
Prof. Poon Chi-sun ( Professor, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University )
Prof. Ho Kin-Chung ( Professor, Environmental Studies Programme, Open University of Hong Kong )
Ms. Lister Cheung ( Chief Executive, Conservancy Association )
Availability: 50 Seats*  
Workshop 2: "Working for a Better Tomorrow: Options for Integrated Waste Treatment Technologies"
Venue: Auditorium, Jockey Club Environmental Building, Kowloon Tong
Address: 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Date: 17 September 2005 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Language: Cantonese
Dr. Jonathan Wong ( Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University )
Prof. Joseph Lee ( Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong )
Prof. Wong Tze Wai ( Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong )
Availability: 50 Seats*  
Workshop 3: "Building for Future: Community Expectation on the Integrated Waste Management Facilities"
Venue: Function Room, 4/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Address: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Date: 24 September 2005 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Language: Cantonese
Dr. Man Chi Sum ( Chief Executive Officer, Green Power )
Professor C. K. Chan ( Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology )
Mr. Edwin Lau ( Assistant Director, Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong) )
Mrs.Chung Chong Tak-fong ( Enthusiastic citizen on environmental protection )
Availability: 50 Seats*  

* seats are limited, first-come-first served

Registration and Enquiry

Download the workshop Reply Slip

For more information, please contact us

Hotline: 852-2784 3916
Fax: 852-2784 6699
Email: iwmf@bec.org.hk

Your registration status will be informed individually.

The Television programme "The High Road of Waste Reduction" is being broadcast at 8pm
every Saturday on Local Channel, ATV, for six consecutive weeks, starting from 13 August.
It shows how waste is handled in Hong Kong and relevant issues are discussed in the

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