Island In The Stream: Electronic Waste in Hong Kong

21 March 2014

Island in the Stream

Hong Kong’s role in the greater China and global WEEE trade

With a population of 7.12 million and a land area less than half the size of Luxembourg, Hong Kong may not be the first place that comes to mind when examining the global e-waste problem. However, the territory plays an important niche role in the trade of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).Hong Kong still lacks an effective local WEEE recycling infrastructure and serves as a key stopover point for trans-boundary waste, in defiance of the territory’s international treaty obligations. In Island in the Stream (link to download), Kreab Gavin Anderson Research-Asia examines:The scale of the problem;

Perspectives of industry, retail, NGO and waste collection stakeholders; and

Reasons for delays in resolving the issue.


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