WASTE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
We aim to achieve the following targets
Discard Less, Pay Less
Waste charging is the most effective tool
to change people's behaviour.
To increase the overall MSW recovery rate
from 40% in 2004 to 45% by 2009 and 50% by 2014.
- 80% of the local population to take
part in the source separation programme by 2010.
- All public rental housing estates to
take part in the programme by 2012.
|Every member of
the community can contribute to source separation
Supporting the Recycling Industry
Recovered materials have to be recycled
and find outlets. There is a need to support the development
of the recycling industry locally and establish a circular
- Commission Phase I of the EcoPark for
occupation by the end of 2006 for recycling of locally produced
- Introduce Product Eco-responsibility
Bill into the Legislative Council to provide a framework
for producer responsibility schemes (PRSs).
- To introduce legislation on product-specific
measures for electrical and electronic equipment, vehicle
tyres and plastic shopping bags.
- Impose landfill disposal bans to tie
in with PRSs.
|PRS helps to enhance
the reuse and recycling of products such as electrical
Bulk Reduction and Final Disposal
The unavoidable MSW requires further treatment
to reduce its volume.
- Commission the multi-technology Integrated
Waste Management Facilities (IWMF) in mid 2010s.
- Commission extensions to the three
existing landfills in the early to mid 2010s to provide
the final repository for the waste which cannot be recycled
or treated, or for the residues after treatment at the IWMF.
Public Education and Partnership
Environmental education is the key driver
to waste avoidance and minimisation.