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postgraduate thesis: A study of the incentive mechanism in households' participation in the food waste recycling program in private housing estates

TitleA study of the incentive mechanism in households' participation in the food waste recycling program in private housing estates
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Sung, H. E. [宋漢群]. (2013). A study of the incentive mechanism in households' participation in the food waste recycling program in private housing estates. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5119769
AbstractRecently, food waste issue has been raised by many environmental friendly organizations, there are approximately 3,584 tons food waste produced in Hong Kong every day. Food waste originates from commercial and industry (C&I) sector and domestic sector that about 11% and 28% respectively of the municipal solid waste (MSW) generated in Hong Kong. Food waste leads to many pollution problems, as food waste contains a lot of moisture, during the decomposing process, the food waste will release landfill gas and leachate, it will contaminate environment of nearby area of landfills. Furthermore, every day about 9,000 tons MSW will be disposed to landfills, based on the government information, the landfill of Tseng Kwan O will be saturated on 2015, while the other landfills in Tuen Man and Ta Kwu Ling will be saturated in 2017 and 2019 respectively, and MSW will become a big issue for Hong Kong. Currently, Hong Kong has only one Pilot Composting plant in Kowloon bay to recycle 500 tons food waste daily from C & I sectors. And for households sector, only a few housing estates have on-site composting machines to recycle the food waste, most of the domestic food wastes are disposed to landfills. To encourage the on-site food waste recycling within housing estates, the ECF has launched a funding program “Food waste Recycling Projects in Housing Estates” in 2011. ECF believed that providing subsidy as an incentive would attract more estates to implement on-site food waste composting and reduce the quantity of food waste in household side. The “Food waste Recycling Projects in Housing Estates” has launched for two years, so far not many housing estates implement the on-site food waste composting, this research will study the effectiveness of on-site food waste composting in reducing households’ food waste and whether the incentive mechanism is the best tools to enhance the households’ participation in food waste recycling.
DegreeMaster of Housing Management
SubjectPlate waste - Recycling - China - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramHousing Management
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194930

 

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dc.contributor.authorSung, Hon-kwan, Erica-
dc.contributor.author宋漢群-
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-20T23:11:10Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-20T23:11:10Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationSung, H. E. [宋漢群]. (2013). A study of the incentive mechanism in households' participation in the food waste recycling program in private housing estates. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5119769-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194930-
dc.description.abstractRecently, food waste issue has been raised by many environmental friendly organizations, there are approximately 3,584 tons food waste produced in Hong Kong every day. Food waste originates from commercial and industry (C&I) sector and domestic sector that about 11% and 28% respectively of the municipal solid waste (MSW) generated in Hong Kong. Food waste leads to many pollution problems, as food waste contains a lot of moisture, during the decomposing process, the food waste will release landfill gas and leachate, it will contaminate environment of nearby area of landfills. Furthermore, every day about 9,000 tons MSW will be disposed to landfills, based on the government information, the landfill of Tseng Kwan O will be saturated on 2015, while the other landfills in Tuen Man and Ta Kwu Ling will be saturated in 2017 and 2019 respectively, and MSW will become a big issue for Hong Kong. Currently, Hong Kong has only one Pilot Composting plant in Kowloon bay to recycle 500 tons food waste daily from C & I sectors. And for households sector, only a few housing estates have on-site composting machines to recycle the food waste, most of the domestic food wastes are disposed to landfills. To encourage the on-site food waste recycling within housing estates, the ECF has launched a funding program “Food waste Recycling Projects in Housing Estates” in 2011. ECF believed that providing subsidy as an incentive would attract more estates to implement on-site food waste composting and reduce the quantity of food waste in household side. The “Food waste Recycling Projects in Housing Estates” has launched for two years, so far not many housing estates implement the on-site food waste composting, this research will study the effectiveness of on-site food waste composting in reducing households’ food waste and whether the incentive mechanism is the best tools to enhance the households’ participation in food waste recycling.-
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.subject.lcshPlate waste - Recycling - China - Hong Kong-
dc.titleA study of the incentive mechanism in households' participation in the food waste recycling program in private housing estates-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5119769-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Housing Management-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineHousing Management-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5119769-
dc.date.hkucongregation2013-

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