The Living Islands Movement (LIM) has called a public meeting for Saturday, August 27 to put the case against building a super-incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau.
Background: The Hong Kong Government proposes to build a super-incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau, preferring this site to the Tsang Tsui ash lagoons near Tuen Mun which were also assessed for this purpose.
The choice of Shek Kwu Chau (the island between South Lantau and Cheung Chau) is wrong because it:
LIM strongly urges you, your family and friends and neighbours to attend our public meeting to discuss:
The Situation to Date: :
The now temporarily withdrawn Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the distorted conclusions drawn from it by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) were a travesty in our view.
Furthermore, the Government is clearly trying to use incineration as the centrepiece of its so-called integrated waste management strategy while failing to address the root causes of the problem.
Therefore LIM is strongly urging the Government to scrap this plan and introduce a genuinely integrated waste reduction, recycling and management programme instead.
The situation so far is:
The EIA will surely be reissued in due course and LIM is already planning its response and to take other actions to ensure this ill-conceived plan does not go through. If you would like to find out more about this proposal and our suggested approach, please contact LIM at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will need everybody’s support to win this so please pass this message on to anyone else who you feel would like to know more about the issue.
Louise Preston, Chairperson, Living Islands Movement