Date
12 December 2017
Young protesters add their voices to a campaign against incineration plants. Photo: Kenneth Chan
Young protesters add their voices to a campaign against incineration plants. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Protesters: Hong Kong planning landfills in the sky

Dozens of protesters picketed Hong Kong’s legislature Monday, demanding the scrapping of proposed incineration plants at an outlying island.

They included parents, teachers and students from four international schools who accused the government of planning landfills in the sky.

The protesters gathered outside the Legco building as lawmakers discussed subsidies for the facilities planned for Shek Kwu Chau, south of Lantau Island. 

They questioned the location of the projects and said Hong Kong’s incineration technology has fallen behind international standards. 

An application for judicial review is expected to be heard next month, the report said, citing legislator Kenneth Chan.

In 2012, the government announced a plan to build an integrated waste management facility in Shek Kwu Chau using incineration.

Four such plants were demolished before 2008 while one has been built in Tuen Mun district to ease saturation in Hong Kong’s three landfills.

– Contact us at [email protected]

AM/JP/RA

 

EJI Weekly Newsletter

Please click here to unsubscribe