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WASTE MANAGEMENT IN HONG KONG 2 Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated regions in the world and therefore waste management is a complex issue. It is estimated that in a year, the country generates almost 6.5 million tons of waste (Lu & Tam, 2013). Out of the waste produced, only a small amount, less than 20% can be recycled. Besides the introduction of several waste management schemes, the government of Hong Kong has taken an initiative to educate the public and the producers on measures to take up to reduce the waste. With the increase in the risks associated with poor waste management, the waste management schemes being implemented by the Hong Kong government would help in the reduction of the effects of these wastes. The first step in the waste management process involves categorization, collection and transport of the waste to the Refuse Transfer Stations. After collection waste is categorized as either solid waste, chemical waste, animal carcasses, clinical waste, radioactive waste, sewage sludge or grease trap waste. The waste is then compacted and put in containers before being
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