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Hong Kong has a serious waste problem and environmentalists warn it's going to get worse unless the authorities take urgent action Britt Clennett reports. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
An average person in Hong Kong disposes of about 1.3 kilograms of waste a day. As a city, that is over 9,000 tonnes- every day. Can we Use Less and Waste Less? The HKSAR Government has set a target to reduce our waste volume drastically. It will rely on a sustainable waste management system and a rigorous strategy to achieve that target. We need to reduce, reuse, and recycle. For example, we have to reduce food waste. Whether as groups or as individuals, all of us need to take action and change our behaviors in order to make a difference. We will also strengthen recycling programmes and work to make this a habit for everyone. Our Community Green Stations are hubs for clean recycling and environmental education. We will build more to have one in each of the 18 districts. We will ...
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]
Hong Kong Wasteland confronts the excessive and unregulated use of plastic from the sky, exposing the state of Hong Kong’s coastline with the intention of accelerating the awareness and awakening the local community to implement change before it's too late. At large this problem is going unnoticed, but there is a small but powerful community of people fighting for change. HK Wasteland uncovers the work that is currently being done and also the reluctance to identifying the cause and find long-term solutions. Follow LeTian Perspective Online Here: Website: https://www.letian-perspective.com/ Instagram: @letian_perspective Letian Facebook: http://bit.ly/2pHlX87 HK Wasteland Facebook: http://bit.ly/2olfQWj Music: “Homeward Angel” by Moby courtesy of Mobygratis.com ► Get A T-Shirt & T...
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Food lost takes a heavy toll on natural resources as governments, food banks and recyclers strive to stop the rot. Please check www.asiaweekly.com for more stories. You can also refer to below link to see HONG KONG's garbage management and the development of recycling https://youtu.be/IzjXiWH8dFU?list=PLQ2kQ1cICL6GfTgr309SALc6Rhb1UCSot
Once it is built in 2017 by SUEZ environnement, the Group will treat 200 tonnes of food waste daily and will turn it into biogas and compost. Premier centre de traitement de déchets organiques à Hong Kong. Une fois construit en 2017 par SUEZ, le Groupe y traitera 200 tonnes de déchets par jour. Le nouveau centre transformera les déchets alimentaires en énergie renouvelable.
Piles of waste paper were accumulating on Hong Kong's streets Wednesday morning as local recycling firms stop taking in waste paper.
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...
Living a waste-free life sounds like an impossible goal in Hong Kong where the average person throws away 1.35 kilogram of rubbish every day, one of the highest amounts in the world. But despite the challenges, the city’s environmentalists are trying their best to keep waste levels to the bare minimum, inspired by a "zero waste" lifestyle which is gaining traction abroad. Producer: Yan ZHAO
The plan, announced March 20, would mandate the monetary charge of 11 cents per liter for the disposal of municipal solid waste
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.
Turning Pallets to Mulch: One Company Tackles Hong Kong's Wood Waste By DAI Xintong & WANG Qiang HONG KONG -- On a sprawling 5,000-square-meter plot of land in Eco Park, the Hong Kong Hung Wai Wooden Board Company is struggling to keep up with recycling the thousands of tons of wood waste generated each year in Hong Kong. A room is stocked full of flammable pellets used for heating and mounds of mulched wood litter the grounds of the first and only wood recycle company in Hong Kong. While the company sees a future in the environmental cause, William Wong, who took charge of the company in 2010 after studying nine years in Melbourne, Australia, said the city government has not shown enough interest in promoting wood waste recycling nor has it provided any incentives to help his company f...
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/
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.
Hong Kong tackles rubbish crisis Hong Kong produces around 3,380 tonnes of food waste per day, but landfill space is fast running out. To tackle the problem, the government is building an incinerator and an organic waste plant. Charities like Feeding Hong Kong are also playing a role by redistributing leftovers to people in need. Al Jazeera's Sarah Clarke reports from Hong Kong. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/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/
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/
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...