Submissions due by 23 May for rezoning application to the TPB

The supplementary information provided by IWMAG to the Town Planning Board application Y/I-SKC/1 has now been notified and is open for public comment until 23 May.

We urge you to send in letters supporting this updated submission which takes into account the original responses by both the public and the government departments. You can read the IWMAG cover letter and IWMAG supplementary information response which includes a response to each of the government department concerns.

The core of the submission still remains to provide space, via 4 locations on or near existing landfills sites around Hong Kong (that do not require reclamation), for truly Integrated Waste Management Facilities that can be designed to focus on waste sorting and recycling the majority of the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).

The current proposal by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) which is being presented to LegCo by the Environment Bureau (and if approved) will only be able to handle approximately 30% of HK’s MSW and does not even contain facilities suitable to sort that 30% of MSW before being incinerated.

We have prepared an email template to assist you in making a submission before 23 May to the Town Planning Board.  Feel free to modify the template and also share with your network.

Click here to open up the email template or see other options for making a submission.

Make a presentation to the EA Panel on 22 Mar

You can make a presentation to the Panel on Environmental Affairs on 22 Mar about the Proposed Landfill Extensions and the Incinerator near Shek Kwu Chau though you need to submit your application before the end of Mon 17 March.

Thanks to the Living Islands Movement ( for preparing the following information

The next meeting of the Panel on Environmental Affairs will be open to the public, and is therefore a great opportunity to tell them your opinions regarding the EPD proposals.

If you wish to speak at the meeting, you must submit your request ASAP to speak and/or make a submission on Saturday 22 March.  Details can be found at
The reply slip on the website is for organizations.  Here is a reply slip for individuals.

The entire process is at a very critical stage with respect to the future of Hong Kong’s Waste management plans that will affect HK people for many decades.  Below is a brief update to help with your submission to the Government, though the key message in this email is “Book your place to make a submission on Saturday 22 March”.

You can submit your written statement after you register your speaking place and during the presentation you will not be asked any questions.  Each participant will have just 3 minutes to speak.