just sent this email; maybe self expanatory
I've just learned that you will again discuss the IWMF ["Integrated Waste Management Facility"] plans tomorrow, 5 Dec.
Hope you will have an opportunity to thoroughly discuss the issue, which has a host of massive problems you are doubtless aware of, including:
– Not integrated
– Huge expense, with massive funding into just one option that amounts to little more than a giant, non-stop fire
– Threatens wildlife including Indo-Pacific porpoise, which is globally Vulnerable to extinction (drawing lines on map won't help it!)
– Threatens best fishing ground near Cheung Chau
– Will create monstrosity in currently beautiful area of Hong Kong, which govt earmarked for conservation and leisure tourism
– Nearby residents opposed
– Will not tackle Hong Kong's pressing waste problems
– Now want two incinerators
– Things have moved on since incineration first looked good option for Hong Kong: anaerobic digestion more used, plasma waste disposal showing great promise; mega-incinerators could seem antiquated by the time Incinerator Island becomes ready for operation
– Takes long time before operational
By contrast: it is very hard to come up with much in the way of support for the project. Mega-incinerators seem only a superficial solution to Hong Kong's waste problem.
… and yes, I know you are aware of all this. Perhaps, then, you will speak up, and help put the "Environment" in ACE.
Attached joint statement may be of some interest; indicates there is opposition from groups and individuals across Hong Kong.
I hope you can play a part in ensuring Hong Kong adopts a wise, modern and comprehensive approach to waste management, which citizens can support and be proud of.
Dr Martin Williams
Hong Kong Outdoors