The three existing landfills are running out of space. In light of the enormous quantities of waste Hong Kong has to deal with every day, we must prevent and reduce the total amount of waste at source if we are to ease the pressure at landfills.
Everyone in the community must act now – and act together – to reduce and recycle waste. The Community Recycling Network is a new initiative to address this waste crisis.
In accordance with the "Policy Framework for the Management of Municipal Solid Waste (2005-2014)", the Government has been promoting waste reduction and recycling through the Source Separation of Waste Programme which has increased recycling facilities in housing estates, schools and offices.
The Government published the Blueprint in May 2013, which maps out the comprehensive strategy, specific targets, policies and action plans for waste management for the coming 10 years. We hope that the recycling rate in Hong Kong can be increased to 55% by 2022.
The Community Recycling Network is one of the initiatives in the recycling activities and aims to increase both recycling and public awareness about recycling.