SEN concludes his visit to Europe on waste management (with photos)

     The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, proceeded to Malmö, Sweden, yesterday (March 7, Malmö time) to start the final leg of his visit to Europe on waste management strategies and facilities.

     Mr Wong first toured the Sysav waste-to-energy plant in Malmö, which adopts moving grate technology to treat about 1 500 tonnes of waste per day and generates electricity and heat for use by the neighbourhood districts. Mr Wong was also briefed by the local officials on its overall waste management strategy.

     Mr Wong then addressed a luncheon meeting hosted by the Mayor of Malmö, Ms Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh and exchanged views on waste management policies and infrastructure.

     During his tour in Europe, Mr Wong visited the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden, to learn about the overall waste management policies in the countries. He exchanged views with local officials and environmental experts on various waste management issues covering waste reduction and recycling, social mobilisation and waste-related infrastructure. He also took the opportunity to visit various waste-to-energy facilities there.

     Mr Wong concluded his visit in the afternoon and departed for Hong Kong.

Ends/Saturday, March 8, 2014
Issued at HKT 07:16