How Can Hong Kong Tackle Its Waste Problem?

EcoPark’s advocacy for the 3R’s – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – is certainly heading in the right direction, but this is merely PR speak unless there is strong leadership from the government. As one of the fellow visitors, Yvonne, pointed out in her blog , the tour was quite sanitised and what we were told about Hong Kong’s waste management efforts “sounded like propaganda”. I share the same sentiments but also agree with her that the tour was predominantly aimed at school children. Educating the future generation about waste management is hugely important and I hope every schoolchild in this city has the opportunity to visit this EcoPark to learn about Hong Kong’s waste problem. But education alone is not sufficient – they also need to feel empowered to tackle the problem.

Full article: http://www.sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1248551

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