Domestic Waste Essay
One of the possible solutions might be to build incinerators. …show more content…
However, the solution would only be a short-term method and probably relieve the problem, not solving the problem. First of all, there is insufficient land in Hong Kong that most of the area had been planned for some other special uses so that it would be very difficult to find an appropriate place to launch this plan. Besides, no matter how much we enlarged the landfill sites, the landfill sites would be full one day. It is impossible for us to enlarge the sites continuously and without an end. Again, according to the ‘Not in My Back Yard’ phenomenon, nobody would wish to have a landfill in his district and people living around the existing landfills would feel that is unfair to them if the existing landfills are expanded to work for more years. According to Tien (as cited in Chong, 2013), it will be unfair to Tuen Mun and Ta Kwu Ling people if they need to suffer for the problem brought by everyone in the society.
The best solution would be to reduce the amount of domestic waste through ‘reduce’, ‘reuse’, ‘replace’ and ‘recycle’. This method would be the most environmental friendly among the