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Reduce waste for sure 百廢待減

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Data source: Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, HKSAR Government
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

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In 2009, the daily solid waste delivered to the 3 landfills in Hong Kong amounted to 13,326 tonnes, which can be categorized as municipal solid waste (domestic waste, commercial waste and industrial waste), construction waste and special waste. The map shows the spatial distribution, by district, of sources of solid waste, disposal locations and points for recycling in 2009.

Among the 18 districts, Sai Kung gave the highest total daily solid waste generated (2099 tpd, or tones per day), which was contributed largely by construction waste. Except Sai Kung, municipal solid waste was the main component for all districts, with Kwun Tong and Tuen Mun generating more construction waste. In 2009, 51% (327 million tonnes) of the municipal solid waste was landfilled while 49% (318 million tonnes) had been recycled. One percent was recycled locally by the recycling organizations. By the year 2018, all 3 landfills will be used up, even for the one with longest operation life. Only waste reduction and recycling can lengthen the operation life of landfill. How would you choose between: disposal, recycling, or waste reduction?

Data for this map came from the report "Monitoring of solid waste in Hong Kong - waste statistics for 2009" published by Environmental Protection Department of the Hong Kong Government. https://www.wastereduction.gov.hk/en/materials/info/msw2009.pdf

2009年,每日運往香港三個堆填區的固體廢物平均有13,326公噸,當中包括都市固體廢物(家居廢物及工商業廢物)、整體建築廢物及特殊廢物。地圖顯示固體廢物來源的地區分佈、接收點及循環再造點。

全香港18區當中,西貢每日固體廢物量最高,達2099公噸,主要是建築廢物。除了西貢、其它地區主要的固體廢物都是家居廢物,當中又以觀塘和屯門區的建築廢物所佔比例較高。2009年,有51%的家居廢物(327公噸)是以堆填方式處置,其餘(318公噸)則回收供循環再造,其中祇有1%在本地循環再造。香港三個堆填區中壽命最長的也只能使用至2018年,惟有減少廢物和循環再造才可以延長堆填區的壽命。在這情況下,你會選擇棄置、回收、還是減廢呢?

地圖資料源自香港政府環境保護署出版『香港固體廢物監察報告 - 二零零九年的統計數字』https://www.wastereduction.gov.hk/chi/materials/info/msw2009tc.pdf