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Towards a Circular Economy: Finding Ways to Circulate Waste Paper in Hong Kong

by Chen Aiting

Master of Design (Transitional Environments Design)


With socio-economic development, municipal waste is on the rise. Compared with 30 years ago, the per capita amount of waste in Hong Kong has increased by nearly 80 per cent. However, Hong Kong is facing the threat of a waste siege due to a single method of waste disposal, a low recycling rate and a high landfill rate. Among them, waste paper accounts for the third largest share. In fact, waste paper has a high recovery rate in other countries and is regarded as a best practice in achieving a circular economy. Therefore, this project aims to explore the waste paper management system in Hong Kong under the concept of circular economy and to seek strategies for waste paper recovery in Hong Kong.


Academic Supervisors: Dr Sunny Choi, Prof. Laurent Gutierrez
Contributing to SDGs: 7 Affordable and clean energy, 12 Responsible consumption and production, 11 Sustainable cities and communities, 8 Decent work and economic growth, 13 Climate action, 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure

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