Analyses | Environment and energy | 2013-07-31

Charging as a means to waste reduction?

Waste charging could be a feasible alternative to landfill expansion, which has sparked debate in Hong Kong recently. The Centre’s weekly analysis delves into the waste charging initiatives taken by Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea and measures their effectiveness. It also studies the effects of recycling and the construction of additional incinerators in Singapore. The analysis identifies potential problems facing the proposed volume-based waste charging scheme, and suggests the Government to map out waste reduction policy after thorough consideration.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.