Sustainability

Waste charging trial kicks off

17  February  2017

The Airport Authority (AA) recently joined Business Environment Council's (BEC) waste charging trial to prepare for the future introduction of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) charging in Hong Kong. Starting February 2017, the quantity of waste generated by individual tenants and AA offices at Airport World Trade Centre will be measured using tenant-specific bar-coded bags for waste disposal. A monthly mock invoice will be issued to tenants showing information on the quantity of waste disposed and the estimated MSW disposal charge. This trial provides a useful reference for the AA and its tenants to understand their waste disposal behaviour and identify waste reduction and recycling opportunities.