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Liberal Studies
Independent Enquiry Study

Title:
The effectiveness of Source Separation of Domestic Waste in Hong Kong and the difficulties faced by it

Content
1. Introduction
2. Research Objectives
3. Literature Review
4. Methodology
5. Findings and Analysis
6. Conclusion
7. Reflections
8. Bibliography
Appendix

1. Introduction
With the increasing amount of waste produced by Hong Kong citizens and soon-saturating landfills, the government realizes that actions need to be taken to reduce waste. The programme of Source Separation of Domestic Waste was launched territory-wide in 2005. Its aims are to facilitate residents to separate waste at source and broaden the types of recyclables to be recovered. The government would assist property management companies to provide waste separation facilities, residents only need to sort their domestic waste into different recyclables and put them into the recycling facilities.
Waste reduction has been a hot topic in recent years. It is an issue that relates to every one of us in society. If we do not take the initiative to protect the environment, we have to bear consequences, one of which is the depletion of the earth’s resources.
After seeing how Japanese people separate their domestic waste, I started to wonder whether the programme of source separation of domestic waste in Hong Kong can help to protect the environment. If it is effective, it can contribute to the sustainable development in Hong Kong. But if it is not, the government should improve the programme or search for alternative solutions.
With some preliminary web search, I found that most of the previous surveys done by political parties or green groups focus on the measures that government can take in the future to reduce...

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...Sustainable Use of Resources 2013-2022. http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/environment/waste/wasteredrecyc.htm. Retrieved March 14, 2014
1. Environmental Protection Department. Waste reduction website-household. https://www.wastereduction.gov.hk/en/household/index.htm. Retrieved March 13, 2014
3. Oriental Daily. 房署廢物分類形同虛設. http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/news/20100824/00196_001.html. Retrieved March 14, 2014

Works Cited

1. Environment Bureau. Hong Kong Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources 2013-2022. http://www.gov.hk/en/residents/environment/waste/wasteredrecyc.htm. Retrieved March 14, 2014
1. Environmental Protection Department. Waste reduction website-household. https://www.wastereduction.gov.hk/en/household/index.htm. Retrieved March 13, 2014
3. Oriental Daily. 房署廢物分類形同虛設. http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/news/20100824/00196_001.html. Retrieved March 14, 2014
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