Support Creating Space for Waste 支持建立廢物回收空間

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Environment, Waste Management | No Comments

Support smart waste management today
You are invited to submit your comments on a new proposal to build integrated waste handling facilities at our landfills, and to rezone the incinerator site as a marine park.

No time, No space
Within hours after cleaning up dinner or breakfast our waste is dumped in landfills. Helpers, security guards, elderly, cleaners and haulers have little time to strip paper, aluminum cans and other items of value. If we want to improve our recycling rate, we will need more time and more space to sort. But as flats are too small and urban areas densely built up, there is no space left to fully separate waste.

Sharing the waste burden
www.wastehk.org proposes to divide Hong Kong into four catchment areas each with an integrated waste facility for collection, separation, sorting, and stock piling of recyclables. To find the land, www.wastehk.org proposes that two existing landfills, an industrial waterfront site east of Tseung Kwan O and a new site at north-east Lantau are zoned for integrated facilities with sea access. All sites are suitable for high capacity mechanical waste sorting before it is dumped in the landfill.

Eliminate the need for a super incinerator
People can pre-sort their wet and dirty (food, diapers) from clean and dry (packaging materials) waste to make it easy to retrieve recyclables. Together with the large sorting facilities we can improve our recycling rate and eliminate the need for a super incinerator.

Your support today
Support this proposal for smart integrated waste management on or before 20 December 2013. See www.wastehk.org for more information.

支持優質廢物管理
我們邀請你支持於堆填區興建綜合廢物處理設施,並將焚化爐擬址改劃為海岸公園。

缺乏時間及空間
現時我們早晚清理的廢物都直接棄置於堆填區。在過程中,我們只有很少的時間把廢紙、鋁罐或其他有回收價值的物品進行分類。如果要提高廢物回收率,我們需要更多時間和空間來進行分類。但是,分類工作很難在源頭進行,因為一般的家庭居所太小、市區太稠密,根本沒有足夠的空間去處理廢物。

一起承擔處理廢物的責任
www.wastehk.org建議把香港劃分為四個廢物收集區,並在每區興建一個綜合廢物處理設施進行收集,分類,整理和回收。選址方面,www.wastehk.org建議在現有的兩個垃圾堆填區、將軍澳東的工業區和大嶼山東北部改劃為綜合廢物處理用地。所有選址均適合以機械方式進行大量廢物分類工作,然後再把廢物棄置於堆填區。

不再需要興建焚化爐
我們可於家裏將廢物進行簡單的乾濕分類,例如把廚餘、食物殘渣和其他廢物分隔開,令廢物更易回收。配合建議的大型綜合廢物處理設施,我們可以提高廢物回收率,令香港不再需要興建焚化爐。

立即支持
請於2013年12月20日前支持這套優質廢物管理計劃。詳情可瀏覽www.wastehk.org