Initiatives such as ‘Waste-no-mall’ offer greater recycling choices and let users see what happens to their recycled waste. The rate of waste recovered for recycling stands at 32 per cent of the total collected, a 10-year low for Hong Kong.
Legco's public works subcommittee voted on July 2, 2013, to approve a HK$35 million study of a Tuen Mun landfill expansion in the New Territories. The move has been met with strong opposition from residents, and the district council says Tuen Mun has a disproportionate share of dirty facilities such as power plants and fuel depots. Plans for another landfill, in Ta Kwu Ling, has also been drawn into the controversy. The government withdrew plans for the Tseung Kwan O site amid strong opposition.