Edwin Lau

Edwin Lau

Edwin Lau Che-feng is founder and executive director of The Green Earth. Mr Lau has been actively engaged in environmental protection work since the late 1980s and he founded The Green Earth in early 2016. He places great concern on pressing environmental issues related to waste management, air pollution, climate change and energy conservation. He initiated the first waste paper recycling programme in schools, and introduced the first set of three-colour waste recycling bins in a public housing estate in Hong Kong. In 2009, Mr Lau was awarded the Medal of Honour by the Hong Kong SAR government in recognition of his long-term contribution to the cause of environmental protection and education.

Latest from Edwin Lau

Opinion | Hong Kong needs to fast-track electric buses, trucks and coaches, not just private cars, to really clean up roadside air

While private vehicles contribute to congestion, the main polluters are franchised buses, trucks and coaches, which spend more time on the road. Hong Kong should also target zero emissions in shipping, as a holistic approach would help everyone breathe easier.

31 Oct 2019 - 8:03PM

While private vehicles contribute to congestion, the main polluters are franchised buses, trucks and coaches, which spend more time on the road. Hong Kong should also target zero emissions in shipping, as a holistic approach would help everyone breathe easier.

Hong Kong needs to fast-track electric buses, trucks and coaches, not just private cars, to really clean up roadside air
Opinion | Environmental crisis should not be ignored amid protests over extradition bill

Environmental issues should not be ignored amid political crisis

30 Jun 2019 - 8:27AM

Environmental issues should not be ignored amid political crisis

Environmental crisis should not be ignored amid protests over extradition bill
Opinion | Lack of political will holding back push for green transport

If the Hong Kong government genuinely cares about public health, the health and environment ministers should submit a joint proposal to turn the public bus network electric

20 Apr 2019 - 9:41PM

If the Hong Kong government genuinely cares about public health, the health and environment ministers should submit a joint proposal to turn the public bus network electric

Lack of political will holding back push for green transport
Use Hong Kong’s huge budget surplus to tackle waste, air pollution and climate change

Hong Kong’s financial secretary has an opportunity to do some real good for the community by using the power of money to drive change.

31 Jan 2018 - 9:36AM

Hong Kong’s financial secretary has an opportunity to do some real good for the community by using the power of money to drive change.

Use Hong Kong’s huge budget surplus to tackle waste, air pollution and climate change
Recycling is not a problem Hong Kong can dump on China now

Recent government efforts to reduce plastic waste do not go far enough. With the mainland’s ban on many types of recyclables going into effect, Hong Kong needs to think about disposing of them without making more waste

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Recent government efforts to reduce plastic waste do not go far enough. With the mainland’s ban on many types of recyclables going into effect, Hong Kong needs to think about disposing of them without making more waste

Recycling is not a problem Hong Kong can dump on China now
Hong Kong’s pollution and waste problems are just as important as housing

Air quality, the need for renewable energy and to reduce our waste are all issues that directly affect Hongkongers’ well-being, and the city cannot afford to delay remedial action.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Air quality, the need for renewable energy and to reduce our waste are all issues that directly affect Hongkongers’ well-being, and the city cannot afford to delay remedial action.

Hong Kong’s pollution and waste problems are just as important as housing
Hong Kong needs to win the war against mounting waste to fight climate change
How China’s stricter waste import rules may well sink Hong Kong’s plastic recycling sector
Can Hong Kong now expect a bolder push to reduce waste under Carrie Lam’s government?
Hong Kong’s waste charge will reduce our rubbish levels, never mind the naysayers
Targeting electric cars won’t ease Hong Kong’s traffic or pollution problems
How to stop Hong Kong drowning in waste: a tip for the next chief executive
Why Note 7 fiasco is a green light for Samsung on handling e-waste
What a waste: Legco election a missed opportunity for Hong Kong to cut back on paper use
Cleaner fuels are a start, but a sustainable lifestyle is key in Hong Kong’s climate change fight
Install water dispensers across Hong Kong to cut its reliance on plastic bottles
Time to rethink our shopping habits and start buying only what we need, not what we want
No good reason for Hongkongers to buy bottled water
Pollution, food waste and heavy traffic: what Hong Kong’s chief executive should focus on in 2016
Hong Kong must ensure that those who generate waste are responsible for it
How waste cooking oil can drive Hong Kong's campaign for cleaner air
Plastic bag levy should be supported by all retailers
Hong Kong should aspire to higher energy-saving targets
Hong Kong's political squabbles claim a victim in the environment
Limit private cars that are occupying too many Hong Kong roads

The top challenge for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in his 2015 policy address is to tackle Hong Kong's congested roads.

25 Oct 2016 - 5:45PM

The top challenge for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in his 2015 policy address is to tackle Hong Kong's congested roads.

Limit private cars that are occupying too many Hong Kong roads
How education can change people's attitudes about waste disposal

The Council for Sustainable Development is heading in the right direction with plans to charge according to the amount of waste each household disposes of. This will be the best incentive to drive down waste generation.

25 Oct 2016 - 5:45PM

The Council for Sustainable Development is heading in the right direction with plans to charge according to the amount of waste each household disposes of. This will be the best incentive to drive down waste generation.

How education can change people's attitudes about waste disposal
Third runway environmental report must be challenged by lawmakers and residents

All project developers are required by law to conduct an environmental impact assessment and honestly report the potential effects their project may have.

25 Oct 2016 - 5:45PM

All project developers are required by law to conduct an environmental impact assessment and honestly report the potential effects their project may have.

Third runway environmental report must be challenged by lawmakers and residents
Lawmakers must back Hong Kong's own plant for recycling e-waste

Four years after the end of public consultations on producer responsibility legislation for waste electrical and electronic equipment, the Environment Bureau is finally going to seek approval for HK$536 million funding from lawmakers to build the first-ever large-scale plant in Hong Kong to dismantle and recycle locally generated electronic waste.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Four years after the end of public consultations on producer responsibility legislation for waste electrical and electronic equipment, the Environment Bureau is finally going to seek approval for HK$536 million funding from lawmakers to build the first-ever large-scale plant in Hong Kong to dismantle and recycle locally generated electronic waste.

Lawmakers must back Hong Kong's own plant for recycling e-waste
Supply more details for better debate on Hong Kong’s future energy mix

The Environment Bureau has recently picked up what has been on hold since the completion of Hong Kong's Climate Change Strategy and Action Agenda consultation over three years ago.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

The Environment Bureau has recently picked up what has been on hold since the completion of Hong Kong's Climate Change Strategy and Action Agenda consultation over three years ago.

Supply more details for better debate on Hong Kong’s future energy mix
Public support for plans to tackle waste must be earned

The controversy over expanding our landfills and building a 3,000-tonne-per-day thermal waste treatment facility is mainly due to people's lack of trust in the government, rather than any lack of money. No one doubts we have the finances to obtain the cleanest technology that will have a low environmental impact and public health risk.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

The controversy over expanding our landfills and building a 3,000-tonne-per-day thermal waste treatment facility is mainly due to people's lack of trust in the government, rather than any lack of money. No one doubts we have the finances to obtain the cleanest technology that will have a low environmental impact and public health risk.

Public support for plans to tackle waste must be earned