We uphold to make Hong Kong a better city in the forthcoming year.
Get to learn more about “World Urban Campaign”, please go to :http://www.worldurbancampaign.org/
想了解更多有關 WUC 的理念請到: http://www.worldurbancampaign.org/ (只有英文版)
Although the Town Planning Board saw the merit of a public marina in Pak Shek Kok, the application was rejected in the absence of a Government bureau providing policy support. The minutes can be downloaded here.
Fortunately, the policy on supply of supporting facilities for the berthing of vessels is now the subject of a study to be overseen by the Marine Department and the Transport and Housing Bureau.
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.