Reply To: Hong Kong people vs Shek Kwu Chau Mega-Incinerator


Hong Kong people supporting positive action to reduce waste

Cheung Chau, Hong Kong Island, Lantau, Sai Kung, Tuen Mun and elsewhere


Mr Donald Tsang

Chief Executive

Government of the Hong Kong SAR

24 November 2011


Dear Mr Tsang:

We the undersigned are Hong Kong groups and individuals who favour sustainable development, and are highly concerned by the Environmental Protection Department’s plans to build a mega incinerator on an artificial island beside Shek Kwu Chau.

We are impressed by your personal empathy for nature, as evidenced by your keeping fish, and birdwatching in your free time.

At times, however, it seems this empathy is not discernible in government actions, and the proposed mega incinerator is a prime example of a project that appears not only ill-advised, but looks set to cause substantial, irreparable environmental damage – impacting wildlife including fish and birds.

We respectfully submit a position paper, outlining key points of concern regarding the mega incinerator, and briefly suggesting alternative solutions to Hong Kong’s waste problem.

This may be summarised as: rather than focusing on incinerators, we believe a more balanced, more comprehensive approach to waste management is required.

Thank you for your time in reading the enclosed. We look forward to your response, and to perhaps joining discussions and participating in action to truly help reduce waste in Hong Kong – whilst retaining our outstanding scenery and biodiversity.

Yours sincerely,


The Conservation Agency

Friends of the Earth

Green Lantau Association

Green Sense

Hong Kong Outdoors

Living Islands Movement

Living Lamma

Living Seas Hong Kong

Momentum 107

Range Education Centre Environment Concern Group

Tai O Environmental Association

Tuen Mun Infrastructure Civic Monitor

District Councillors Leung Yau Chung and Lee Chak Yan

People from many districts, including Cheung Chau fishermen