Towards a Sustainable Waste Management Strategy for Hong Kong
Real EstateEnvironment & Sustainability
First 15-20 minutes is for networking Sandwiches & beverages included
Hosted by the Environment Committee and the Real Estate Committee To tackle the imminent waste challenge, the Government released the 'Hong Kong Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources 2013–2022" on 20 May 2013, which maps out a comprehensive strategy, with targets, policies and action plans for waste management for the coming 10 years. A Food Waste and Yard Waste Plan for Hong Kong (2014-2022) was also released in February 2014.
The Government has set a target to reduce the per capita disposal rate of municipal solid waste (MSW) by 40% by 2022. To this end, concurrent actions are being pursued: reduction at source, including quantity-based MSW charging; Food Wise Hong Kong Campaign; clean recycling; turning waste to energy; and more hygienic waste transportation and modern landfilling.
The Government's Blueprint has also set a target to transform the waste management structure to 55% recycling, 23% incineration and 22% landfilling by 2022.
The talk would present the challenges and progress in the development and implementation of a sustainable waste management strategy for Hong Kong.
The American Chamber of Commerce in HK 1904 Bank of America Tower 12 Harcourt Road Central, Hong Kong