• Hong Kong struggles to combat waste crisis

    Hong Kong generates 13,000 tonnes of rubbish each day - the equivalent of six Olympic swimming pools. But in a few years' time all the landfill sites will be full so new solutions must be found. Duration: 02:18

    published: 03 May 2013
  • Waste crisis in Hong Kong

    published: 21 Aug 2016
  • Hong Kong: World's most wasteful city

    Hong Kong is officially the world's most wasteful city, generating at least 6.5 million tonnes of rubbish last year.   Where to dispose of all the trash in such a crowded city is proving to be a growing problem. Rob McBride reports from Hong Kong. [November 15, 2010]

    published: 15 Nov 2010
  • The Pulse:Marine & electronic waste in HK and interview with Christine Loh, acting Secretary for the

    Rubbish, garbage, trash, waste. No, we’re not talking about recent events in Legco but the 9,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste Hong Kong produces every day, meaning that everyone who lives here is, on average, responsible for 1.36 kilogrammes. Up to 99% of local solid waste that is recycled is then exported for further processing overseas. The problem is even worse than usual this year as torrential rainstorms have led to Hong Kong’s beaches being inundated with marine waste from the mainland. And then there’s the issue of electronic or e-waste, not all of which is our own. Also with us to talk about these issues is Christine Loh, acting Secretary for the Environment.

    published: 22 Jul 2016
  • Hong Kong plans to cut down on electronic waste

    Hong Kong has the unwanted title of being one of the highest producers of e-waste. The government is embarking on an ambitious target of cutting that number by half. Al Jazeera’s Sarah Clarke reports from Hong Kong. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

    published: 01 Apr 2017
  • Hong Kong choking on food waste 香港的廚餘危機

    http://www.scmp.com/video Hong Kong may be considered a gourmet's paradise but it's also becoming known as a city that wastes excessive amounts of food. According to the Environmental Protection Department, about 3,300 tonnes of food is thrown away daily. That means each person on average wastes about half-a-kilogram a day. Because food waste is non-recycable, it is dumped into our rapidly filling landfills. Along with the 9,300 tonnes of municipal rubbish produced every day, the city's landfills could reach capacity as soon as 2013. The government plans to build more incinerators but is facing opposition due to its hazardous effects. While people can take immediate steps to reduce food waste, technology is helping to alleviate the problem. We meet two companies who have install...

    published: 14 Jan 2010
  • 13/1/2012 The Pulse : Fees for Waste Disposal

    We live in a wasteful world. At least in countries that have the cash to afford waste. Even the products we buy for our home use come in excessive packaging. The Hong Kong government has plenty of plans for reclamation that might help bury some of that waste, but to help reduce our mountains of garbage it's now also planning to introduce waste charges. And it wants to know what Hong Kong people think.

    published: 22 Feb 2012
  • Hong Kong Waste charging consultation starts

    The Council for Sustainable Development today launched a public engagement process on how to implement waste charging for waste reduction. This process encourages stakeholders and the public to implement municipal solid waste charging, to reduce community waste at source, and promote Hong Kong's sustainable development. Council Chairman Bernard Chan said 13,400 tonnes of waste is sent to landfills daily, of which 67% is municipal solid waste from domestic, commercial, and industrial sectors. It has grown by nearly 80% in 30 years, he said. Waste charging does not recover costs, but establishes behavioural changes in people's daily lives through economic incentives, he added. Waste charging in other jurisdictions has been effective in behavioural changes, and waste prevention, reuse and rec...

    published: 26 Sep 2013
  • 13/4/2012 The Pulse : The Solid Waste Mountain

    No one would call Hong Kong one of the world's greener cities. In fact it's a place that sometimes seems to equate conspicuous and even wasteful consumption with prosperity. But as landfills are getting filled, and refuse is continuing to pile up, the government and green groups are looking at new ways to handle solid waste, ranging from new charges, to an reward programme.

    published: 22 May 2012
  • Food waste problem in Hong Kong

    published: 09 Apr 2013
  • A waste-to-energy journey in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong produces approximately 1,200 tonnes of sludge daily. “Sludge” is a term used to describe the semi-solid by-product of sewage treatment. Previous to the opening of the T Park sludge treatment facility located at Tsang Tsui near Tuen Mun, Hong Kong only had 11 sewage treatment works, with sewage treatment byproduct going directly to landfill. T Park’s advanced sludge incinerators help reduce the sludge by 90% thereby disposing only 10% of the remaining sludge into the adjacent West New Territories landfill.

    published: 27 Dec 2016
  • Is the Waste Problem in Hong Kong 'Out of Sight, Out of Mind'?

    This is the Scientific Documentary Project done by Jonathan, Agnes, Clarice and Karen. Reference: AFP news agency---Hong Kong struggles to combat waste crisis Environmental Protection Department--- http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/

    published: 03 Mar 2015
  • Food Waste in Hong Kong

    published: 02 Jun 2016
  • Hong Kong: Asia's Waste City?

    published: 18 Mar 2012
  • Hong Kong to Charge for Waste Disposal

    The plan, announced March 20, would mandate the monetary charge of 11 cents per liter for the disposal of municipal solid waste

    published: 23 Mar 2017
  • Tackling Hong Kong's growing waste problem

    AP Television Hong Kong - 7 February 2013 1. Various of waste being processed by workers at landfill site 2. High pan across landfill site 3. Mid of waste being processed 4. Wide of boat in Victoria Harbour, skyline in background 5. Wide of Victoria Harbour skyline AP Television Hong Kong - 10 May 2013 6. Wide of Tai Po Science Park 7. Mid of Biotech Centre entrance 8. Mid of flasks being shaken in machine 9. Mid of Carol Lin, Assistant Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, looking at contents of flask with research assistant Ryan Lau 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Carol Lin, Assistant Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong: "Everyday we have over 3,500 tonnes of food waste that is deposited into the landfi...

    published: 31 Jul 2015
Hong Kong struggles to combat waste crisis

Hong Kong struggles to combat waste crisis

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Hong Kong generates 13,000 tonnes of rubbish each day - the equivalent of six Olympic swimming pools. But in a few years' time all the landfill sites will be full so new solutions must be found. Duration: 02:18
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Waste crisis in Hong Kong

Waste crisis in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong: World's most wasteful city

Hong Kong: World's most wasteful city

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  • Updated: 15 Nov 2010
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Hong Kong is officially the world's most wasteful city, generating at least 6.5 million tonnes of rubbish last year.   Where to dispose of all the trash in such a crowded city is proving to be a growing problem. Rob McBride reports from Hong Kong. [November 15, 2010]
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The Pulse:Marine & electronic waste in HK and interview with Christine Loh, acting Secretary for the

The Pulse:Marine & electronic waste in HK and interview with Christine Loh, acting Secretary for the

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  • Duration: 21:45
  • Updated: 22 Jul 2016
  • views: 1302
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Rubbish, garbage, trash, waste. No, we’re not talking about recent events in Legco but the 9,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste Hong Kong produces every day, meaning that everyone who lives here is, on average, responsible for 1.36 kilogrammes. Up to 99% of local solid waste that is recycled is then exported for further processing overseas. The problem is even worse than usual this year as torrential rainstorms have led to Hong Kong’s beaches being inundated with marine waste from the mainland. And then there’s the issue of electronic or e-waste, not all of which is our own. Also with us to talk about these issues is Christine Loh, acting Secretary for the Environment.
https://wn.com/The_Pulse:Marine_Electronic_Waste_In_Hk_And_Interview_With_Christine_Loh,_Acting_Secretary_For_The
Hong Kong plans to cut down on electronic waste

Hong Kong plans to cut down on electronic waste

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  • Updated: 01 Apr 2017
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Hong Kong has the unwanted title of being one of the highest producers of e-waste. The government is embarking on an ambitious target of cutting that number by half. Al Jazeera’s Sarah Clarke reports from Hong Kong. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Hong Kong choking on food waste 香港的廚餘危機

Hong Kong choking on food waste 香港的廚餘危機

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  • Updated: 14 Jan 2010
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http://www.scmp.com/video Hong Kong may be considered a gourmet's paradise but it's also becoming known as a city that wastes excessive amounts of food. According to the Environmental Protection Department, about 3,300 tonnes of food is thrown away daily. That means each person on average wastes about half-a-kilogram a day. Because food waste is non-recycable, it is dumped into our rapidly filling landfills. Along with the 9,300 tonnes of municipal rubbish produced every day, the city's landfills could reach capacity as soon as 2013. The government plans to build more incinerators but is facing opposition due to its hazardous effects. While people can take immediate steps to reduce food waste, technology is helping to alleviate the problem. We meet two companies who have installed a 'GoMixer' machine that can almost magically churn left over food into water. 香港是美食天堂,但同時也製造出份量驚人的廚餘。根據環保署數據,香港每天製造的廚餘高達3,300噸。換言之,每人每天平均製造半公斤廚餘。 由於廚餘無法循環再用,只能傾倒在堆填區;加上市內每天製造的9,300噸垃圾,預料本港堆填區將於2013年飽和。港府計劃加建多個焚化爐,但因其對環境會產生不良影響,故遭到外界反對。 要減少廚餘,除了市民自動自覺,科技也可以紓緩問題。有兩家公司便安裝了名為「GoMixer」的機器,可以將廚餘化成水。
https://wn.com/Hong_Kong_Choking_On_Food_Waste_香港的廚餘危機
13/1/2012 The Pulse : Fees for Waste Disposal

13/1/2012 The Pulse : Fees for Waste Disposal

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  • Updated: 22 Feb 2012
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We live in a wasteful world. At least in countries that have the cash to afford waste. Even the products we buy for our home use come in excessive packaging. The Hong Kong government has plenty of plans for reclamation that might help bury some of that waste, but to help reduce our mountains of garbage it's now also planning to introduce waste charges. And it wants to know what Hong Kong people think.
https://wn.com/13_1_2012_The_Pulse_Fees_For_Waste_Disposal
Hong Kong Waste charging consultation starts

Hong Kong Waste charging consultation starts

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  • Updated: 26 Sep 2013
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The Council for Sustainable Development today launched a public engagement process on how to implement waste charging for waste reduction. This process encourages stakeholders and the public to implement municipal solid waste charging, to reduce community waste at source, and promote Hong Kong's sustainable development. Council Chairman Bernard Chan said 13,400 tonnes of waste is sent to landfills daily, of which 67% is municipal solid waste from domestic, commercial, and industrial sectors. It has grown by nearly 80% in 30 years, he said. Waste charging does not recover costs, but establishes behavioural changes in people's daily lives through economic incentives, he added. Waste charging in other jurisdictions has been effective in behavioural changes, and waste prevention, reuse and recycling. An invitation for response document issued today focuses on the charging mechanism, the charging scheme's coverage and charging level, and waste recycling. Views can be emailed to the council secretariat by January 24. http://www.susdev.org.hk/english/index.php
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13/4/2012 The Pulse : The Solid Waste Mountain

13/4/2012 The Pulse : The Solid Waste Mountain

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  • Updated: 22 May 2012
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No one would call Hong Kong one of the world's greener cities. In fact it's a place that sometimes seems to equate conspicuous and even wasteful consumption with prosperity. But as landfills are getting filled, and refuse is continuing to pile up, the government and green groups are looking at new ways to handle solid waste, ranging from new charges, to an reward programme.
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Food waste problem in Hong Kong

Food waste problem in Hong Kong

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  • Updated: 09 Apr 2013
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A waste-to-energy journey in Hong Kong

A waste-to-energy journey in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong produces approximately 1,200 tonnes of sludge daily. “Sludge” is a term used to describe the semi-solid by-product of sewage treatment. Previous to the opening of the T Park sludge treatment facility located at Tsang Tsui near Tuen Mun, Hong Kong only had 11 sewage treatment works, with sewage treatment byproduct going directly to landfill. T Park’s advanced sludge incinerators help reduce the sludge by 90% thereby disposing only 10% of the remaining sludge into the adjacent West New Territories landfill.
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Is the Waste Problem in Hong Kong 'Out of Sight, Out of Mind'?

Is the Waste Problem in Hong Kong 'Out of Sight, Out of Mind'?

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  • Updated: 03 Mar 2015
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This is the Scientific Documentary Project done by Jonathan, Agnes, Clarice and Karen. Reference: AFP news agency---Hong Kong struggles to combat waste crisis Environmental Protection Department--- http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/
https://wn.com/Is_The_Waste_Problem_In_Hong_Kong_'Out_Of_Sight,_Out_Of_Mind'
Food Waste in Hong Kong

Food Waste in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong: Asia's Waste City?

Hong Kong: Asia's Waste City?

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Hong Kong to Charge for Waste Disposal

Hong Kong to Charge for Waste Disposal

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The plan, announced March 20, would mandate the monetary charge of 11 cents per liter for the disposal of municipal solid waste
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Tackling Hong Kong's growing waste problem

Tackling Hong Kong's growing waste problem

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AP Television Hong Kong - 7 February 2013 1. Various of waste being processed by workers at landfill site 2. High pan across landfill site 3. Mid of waste being processed 4. Wide of boat in Victoria Harbour, skyline in background 5. Wide of Victoria Harbour skyline AP Television Hong Kong - 10 May 2013 6. Wide of Tai Po Science Park 7. Mid of Biotech Centre entrance 8. Mid of flasks being shaken in machine 9. Mid of Carol Lin, Assistant Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, looking at contents of flask with research assistant Ryan Lau 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Carol Lin, Assistant Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong: "Everyday we have over 3,500 tonnes of food waste that is deposited into the landfill, so the idea for utilising this food waste through (a) bio-refinery concept is we can use, for example, enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation processes which can convert our food waste into valuable products such as succinic acid and biodegradable plastic." 11. Various of Lin examining liquid in flask 12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Carol Lin, Assistant Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong: "The good thing for this biodegradable plastic is that it could biodegrade and that means it won't stay in our environment forever and we don't need special treatment for it, once it goes into landfill or elsewhere, it will just degrade by itself." 13. Mid of machines processing waste in laboratory 14. Close-up of Lin injecting bacteria into feeding tube 15. Close-up of bio-reactor 16. SOUNDBITE: (English) Carol Lin, Assistant Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong: "I think in Hong Kong, this is one of the essential technologies that really should be implemented in Hong Kong, but right now, we don't have such facility or such expertise I would say in Hong Kong to develop this technology." 17. Close-up of waste being processed in bio-reactor 18. Zoom in on fungus inside Petri dish AP Television Hong Kong - 8 May 2013 19. Wide of lorries queuing outside premises of Green and Associates company 20. Mid of entrance to company 21. Pull focus from company sign to plant 22. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ge Wah Lam, Creative Director, Green and Associates: "We have around over twenty different kinds of food waste stage recycled, most of the food waste is related to the daily life, like the coffee, like the tea, egg shell, apple, everything." 23. Wide of Green and Associates display room 24. Various of recycled brushes made from eggshells from custard factory 25. Wide of recycled crockery on display shelf 26. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ge Wah Lam, Creative Director, Green and Associates: "They (consumers) are willing to pay more for the product, (it) is new for them, it's very new for the market, the second is that (it is) not harmful to the world." 27. Wide of items on shelf 28. Close-up of bag made of milk fibre, reading: (English) "This bag is composed of 50% milk fibre" 29. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ge Wah Lam, Creative Director, Green and Associates: "The milk goes through a process, to make it in (a) solid form like the cheese, and then they will pick out some of the fibre and then mix (it) up with some cotton fibre to twist it to become the fibre, milk fibre." 30. Mid of books on shelf 31. Mid of recycled yoyos 32. Close-up of coaster made from recycled coffee, with description LEADIN: With their landfills set to spill over with waste by 2020, the people of Hong Kong are in a race against time to discover new ways to recycle what they consider to be rubbish. STORYLINE: This could be any city anywhere. He believes this is essential to persuade people to consume less. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/90019fa73dae3e401a4c0955a3943272 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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