A broader shift in social and cultural attitudes towards ‘recycling’ is required in HK

Orange News: The advent of the COVID pandemic has resulted in the once distant notion of ‘work from home’ becoming the new norm. Thereof encourages many to question fundamental assumptions underpinning the concept of the ‘office’. For instance, whether the purpose of offices, which has remained unchallenged for decades, is still compatible with the needs…

Civic Exchange Recommends the HKSAR for the 2022-23 Budget

2021 was Hong Kong’s warmest year on record. Climate change is starting to impact biodiversity and increase the frequency of extreme weather events. All further net GHG emissions mean rising cost in human suffering and financial losses. Given the urgency, a prime objective of the budget should be to accelerate decarbonisation in  Hong Kong and…

Most Hongkongers would pay to have their rubbish taken away, but trust in city’s recycling needs rebuilding, survey finds

SCMP: Nearly 70 per cent of Hongkongers believe a delayed mandatory waste-charging scheme should be implemented, a survey by a local think tank has found. The survey comes as a Legislative Council meeting to discuss the scheme, which was originally scheduled for next Tuesday, was delayed until early June, according to Frankie Yick Chi-ming, who…

Civic Exchange’s Submission to Bills Committee Formed on 16 October 2020 to Study the Waste Disposal (Charging for Municipal Solid Waste) (Amendment) Bill 2018

Civic Exchange fully supports the Legislative Council’s efforts to pass the Waste Disposal (Charging for Municipal Solid Waste) (Amendment) Bill (MSW bill) before the end of the 2020/21 Legislative year. The implementation of municipal solid waste pricing, following the ‘Polluter-Pays Principle’, will be an important cornerstone for substantial improvement of Hong Kong’s waste management system.…