The incinerator would not just be bad for the health of Tuen Mun residents, but for the wealth of women workers across Hong Kong, according to women's groups. Ho Sau-fong, of the Women's Labour Association, said: 'If all waste is incinerated, many women workers will be deprived of even the most humble job opportunities.' She said many middle-aged women had lost their jobs after factories relocated across the border and were unable to find jobs amid the present downturn. Lam Shui-hum, spokeswoman for the Cheung Sha Wan-based Women's Workers' Co-operative, said: 'We are not living in Tuen Mun and the incinerator is not in our backyard. But we need to speak out because it affects women workers and Hong Kong society [as a whole].' The two groups help unemployed women earn money to support their families by recovering waste, such as plastic bottles, for recycling. Both groups said they shared the health concerns of Tuen Mun residents. Spokeswomen for both groups attended the anti-incineration press conference held by Greenpeace yesterday.