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postgraduate thesis: How is the pay as you throw (PAYT) principle viewed by housing estatesin Hong Kong and how are they preparing for its possibleimplementation: a multiple case studyapproach

TitleHow is the pay as you throw (PAYT) principle viewed by housing estatesin Hong Kong and how are they preparing for its possibleimplementation: a multiple case studyapproach
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Cheung, M. [張美翔]. (2012). How is the pay as you throw (PAYT) principle viewed by housing estates in Hong Kong and how are they preparing for its possible implementation : a multiple case study approach. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4854290
AbstractThis study investigates “how is the Pay As You Throw (PAYT) principle viewed by housing estates in HK and how are they preparing for its possible implementation”. A multiple case study approach is adopted. The research findings are based on five case studies with in-depth interviews with the respective property managers and site visits to the housing estates. Based on the data analysis of the research, four findings are highlighted. First, Environmental management system is the trend for property management companies to adopt in order to upgrade their quality of service in Hong Kong. Second, Hong Kong housing estates are willing to join the programmes related to waste recovery and reduction which are organized by EPD and charitable organizations. Third, the quantity-based charging system is regarded as the fairest system; however, the property managers have the greatest reservation on its implementation. Finally, there is a dilemma of role conflict between the enforcement of law and the provision of customer service. Four recommendations are suggested to be put in place alongside the future waste charging policy. Mandatory participation with comprehensive recycling scheme should be adopted. Measures against illegal dumpling and environmental education for the public should be simultaneously worked out to complement the waste charging policies as well.
DegreeMaster of Science in Environmental Management
SubjectRefuse and refuse disposal - China - Hong Kong.
Waste minimization - China - Hong Kong.
Dept/ProgramEnvironmental Management

 

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dc.contributor.authorCheung, Mei-cheung.-
dc.contributor.author張美翔.-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationCheung, M. [張美翔]. (2012). How is the pay as you throw (PAYT) principle viewed by housing estates in Hong Kong and how are they preparing for its possible implementation : a multiple case study approach. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4854290-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates “how is the Pay As You Throw (PAYT) principle viewed by housing estates in HK and how are they preparing for its possible implementation”. A multiple case study approach is adopted. The research findings are based on five case studies with in-depth interviews with the respective property managers and site visits to the housing estates. Based on the data analysis of the research, four findings are highlighted. First, Environmental management system is the trend for property management companies to adopt in order to upgrade their quality of service in Hong Kong. Second, Hong Kong housing estates are willing to join the programmes related to waste recovery and reduction which are organized by EPD and charitable organizations. Third, the quantity-based charging system is regarded as the fairest system; however, the property managers have the greatest reservation on its implementation. Finally, there is a dilemma of role conflict between the enforcement of law and the provision of customer service. Four recommendations are suggested to be put in place alongside the future waste charging policy. Mandatory participation with comprehensive recycling scheme should be adopted. Measures against illegal dumpling and environmental education for the public should be simultaneously worked out to complement the waste charging policies as well.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48542908-
dc.subject.lcshRefuse and refuse disposal - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.subject.lcshWaste minimization - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.titleHow is the pay as you throw (PAYT) principle viewed by housing estatesin Hong Kong and how are they preparing for its possibleimplementation: a multiple case studyapproach-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4854290-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Science in Environmental Management-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEnvironmental Management-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4854290-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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