Discussion Forum on Municipal Solid Waste Charging Scheme

November 6, 2013 in Forum

Dear Members,

Solid waste management is fundamental to the sustainable development of an international city. According to the the consultation outcome published by the HKSAR Government, about 60% of respondents supported the introduction of quantity-based municipal solid waste (MSW) charging. Based on this, the Government affirmed that a quantity-based MSW charging system should be the approach in pursuing the initiative. The Council for Sustainable Development (SDC) accepted the invitation by the Environment Bureau to conduct a second-stage public engagement process this year to gauge the community's views and foster in-depth, open and cross sector discussion on the proposed implementation details of the charging scheme.

The SDC has commissioned the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) as the Programme Director of this Public Engagement Exercise. The EMAHK has invited Dr. Keith Choy from HKPC to present the key issues and considerations related to implementing MSW charging in Hong Kong on Saturday November 9, 2013. A discussion forum will be held after Dr. Choy's presentation to engage your participation on this issue.

Dr. Keith Choy is a Senior Consultant with the HKPC. He has over 15 years of experience in environmental management, with expertise in waste management, nanotechnologies, research and development of environmental and automotive technologies, design and implementation of comprehensive trade surveys.

Date: November 9, 2013
Time: 11am-1pm
Venue: Main Building, Room MB217, the University of Hong Kong 
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Your participation in this public engagement process is vital to the success of the scheme in the future. We look forward to seeing you this Saturday

Best regards,