Analyses | Land, housing and infrastructure | 2013-07-16

Alternatives other than landfills



The recent landfill disputes have compelled the Legco’s Finance Committee to suspend the debate over funding application for Tuen Mun and Ta Kwu Ling landfill expansions. The Centre’s weekly analysis examines the possibility of turning waste to energy and its business potential by making reference to the waste processing cases in neighbouring regions. In sum, Hong Kong will have to reduce waste at the source and speed up the drafting of regulations on policy such as the waste charging scheme, in order to ease its landfill burden and help Hong Kong resolve the ‘garbage siege’.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.