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Zero Waste: Replacing Waste Management with Discards Management in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

| Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Apr 1, 2002 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

This report, completed for Greenpeace China, critiques plans to build a waste incinerator in Hong Kong and presents a more rationale non-burn discard management strategy. It provides a blueprint for moving toward zero waste policies and programs in Hong Kong. The report presents zero waste as a philosophy and a design principle for the 21st Century that goes beyond recycling to include product redesign and manufacturer responsibility. Zero waste is a system that aims to eliminate rather than manage waste.

by Kelly Lease, Richard Anthony, and Neil Seldman

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