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New Territories group to visit waste management systems

Friday, 13 September, 2013, 12:00am



Howard Winn

Hong Kong’s waste and what to do about it has become a contentious topic. The concern and confusion surrounding it has prompted the New Territories Concern Group to take up the issue. The group is chaired by Ronnie Tang who is also a village representative and the founding chairman of the Pat Heung North Environment Attention Group. The group also includes Junius Ho, who in addition to being a former president of the Hong Kong Law Society, also has the distinction of having deposed Heung Yee Kuk chairman, Lau Wong-fat, as chairman of the Tuen Mun Rural Committee.

The group is sending a delegation to Europe primarily to form a bridge between the overseas Chinese and Hong Kong people, but it will take the opportunity to better understand different waste management systems by visiting incinerators, gasification plants and plasma plants. On its return it will write a report. The group says in a statement that it hopes the report “will convince the government to seriously consider other waste management systems such as gas plasma technology instead of ‘sweeping it under the carpet’ and putting forward unsound arguments such as gas plasma is still in its infancy”.

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