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.…

With zero-carbon target set, time for Hong Kong to get serious about climate change

South China Morning Post: After a turbulent year, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor rounded out her policy address with a goal of Hong Kong reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. The new carbon target is positive as it aligns with the landmark Paris Accord climate agreement’s global goals. Moving to carbon neutrality will have positive…