Construction waste piles up at a demolition site in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district in May 2019. To reduce the amount of waste disposed of in landfills, Hong Kong should ban construction waste from landfills and require it to be reused in local projects. Photo: Edmond So
Construction waste piles up at a demolition site in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district in May 2019. To reduce the amount of waste disposed of in landfills, Hong Kong should ban construction waste from landfills and require it to be reused in local projects. Photo: Edmond So
Edwin Lau
Opinion

Opinion

Edwin Lau

Hong Kong’s ‘aggressive’ new waste reduction plan is anything but, with its vague timeline and lower targets

  • Not only does the blueprint lack a timeline that can be tracked, but also buried under its apparently laudable goal of a 40-45 per cent reduction in waste is the fact that the new targets are actually less ambitious than the previous ones

Construction waste piles up at a demolition site in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district in May 2019. To reduce the amount of waste disposed of in landfills, Hong Kong should ban construction waste from landfills and require it to be reused in local projects. Photo: Edmond So
Construction waste piles up at a demolition site in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district in May 2019. To reduce the amount of waste disposed of in landfills, Hong Kong should ban construction waste from landfills and require it to be reused in local projects. Photo: Edmond So
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