Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing (left, Permanent Secretary for the Environment Maisie Cheng (centre), Department Director of Environmental Protection (Special Projects) Bruno Luk and Green Walled City Project Assistant Edith Leung On-yee (right) at the launch of the Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035. Photo: Jonathan Wong Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing (left, Permanent Secretary for the Environment Maisie Cheng (centre), Department Director of Environmental Protection (Special Projects) Bruno Luk and Green Walled City Project Assistant Edith Leung On-yee (right) at the launch of the Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing (left, Permanent Secretary for the Environment Maisie Cheng (centre), Department Director of Environmental Protection (Special Projects) Bruno Luk and Green Walled City Project Assistant Edith Leung On-yee (right) at the launch of the Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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Implement the waste charge before building a second incinerator

  • With the previous incinerator project delayed to 2024, the proposal of another facility to replace landfills seems overly ambitious, while an early introduction of the waste charge will at least bring Hong Kong closer to becoming a green city

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing (left, Permanent Secretary for the Environment Maisie Cheng (centre), Department Director of Environmental Protection (Special Projects) Bruno Luk and Green Walled City Project Assistant Edith Leung On-yee (right) at the launch of the Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035. Photo: Jonathan Wong Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing (left, Permanent Secretary for the Environment Maisie Cheng (centre), Department Director of Environmental Protection (Special Projects) Bruno Luk and Green Walled City Project Assistant Edith Leung On-yee (right) at the launch of the Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing (left, Permanent Secretary for the Environment Maisie Cheng (centre), Department Director of Environmental Protection (Special Projects) Bruno Luk and Green Walled City Project Assistant Edith Leung On-yee (right) at the launch of the Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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