Zero Waste 2R1C Against Climate Change
The impacts of climate change are global in scope and unprecedented in scale. The Hong Kong Government is determined to take on the responsibility of a global city by tackling the challenge of waste management. In February 2021, the government has announced the Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035, and advocates “Waste Reduction‧Resources Circulation‧ Zero Landfill" (2R1C). Under this vision, the Government will proactively move towards two main goals, including implementing municipal solid waste (MSW) charging to reduce the per capita MSW disposal rate and raise the recovery rate, and move away from our reliance on landfills by developing adequate waste-to-energy facilities.
The vision would need the participation of various industry and the community. Not only does it call for policy making or the establishment of waste-to-energy infrastructure, but also a change in consumption and production patterns, which involves the entire lifecycles of products and services. The contribution and collaboration of different stakeholders is therefore vital.In this online forum, we have invited leading politicians, entrepreneurs, investors and scientists of the field to share their expert vision and practical experiences about implementing and promoting zero waste, and possible strategies to achieve the 2R1C blueprint in Hong Kong.