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The implementation of waste charging is too complicated for HK government

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Reported by Christine Chu, 21st Jan 2014

Bernard Chan says it is not possible to give up the whole waste reducing plan just because a small proportion of people refuse to do it, and that it’s gaining more supports from the public.

Waste charging has long been proposed to be effective to tackle the waste crisis in Hong Kong. But the implementation is too complicated that the government takes time to tackle, Chan Chi Sze, the Chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development, says.

He says the education and the execution of waste charging is the most important part. “I don’t know about waste sorting until I start handling this project (waste charging project), though I still don’t know much now.” Chan says people has to know the benefit of waste sorting before throwing, which may reduce the quantity of municipal solid waste. He also says that the effectiveness of recycling bins is low because there are no people to monitor.

Up till now, the government already form the basic part of the implementation. Business waste such as waste from restaurants and shops will be charged by weights. Household waste will be charged by volume (to buy the specific plastic bags).

He says though the parties have little consensus, they have not suggested any detailed implementations such as how to help the low income group and execution problem.

Taipei and Seoul encourage neighbor monitoring each other to do the garbage classification by rewarding money. Chan says Hong Kong will definitely not set it as a reference because Hong Kong is already split enough.

Chan says the government subsidy is a way to enhance the recycling and garbage classification. He says the recycling is not comprehensive enough in Hong Kong now. “Even the waste charging project is out, government has to do much work afterwards,” he says.

As the value of recycled waste in the international market is fluctuating, the waste may have no value at some time. There will be no economic incentive for people to do the recycling business, unless they can get subsidy from government. “Actually the tax payers are paying for the landfill now, it has no difference to use it as subsidy,” Chan says.

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