18 Jun 2013 (Tuesday)

HKBU scholar helps establish Asia-Pacific League to implement solid waste management
浸大學者協助成立亞太可持續固體廢物管理協會


The recent International Conference on Solid Waste brings together professionals to share their advice on solid waste management
最近的國際固體廢物處理會議讓專家聚首,就固體廢物管理分享經驗

The Asia-Pacific Association for Sustainable Solid Waste Management was recently established by representatives from the participating countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa. Its aims at identifying priority areas in solid waste management in the Asian region, arranging regional or international meetings and workshops, and training young professionals in solid waste management. Professor Jonathan Wong, Professor of Biology at HKBU, was elected as the President. Experts from Europe and America will serve as international advisory members. The Association will work closely with groups such as the International Solid Waste Association and the International Waste Working Group.

 

The formation of the Association was proposed during the International Conference on Solid Waste 2013 - Innovation in Technology and Management organised by HKBU’s Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment Centre held last month.

 

The three-day conference brought together more than 500 participants including prominent scientists, academics and professionals from over 40 countries to share their insights on the challenges and opportunities arising from the environmental, economic and social issues pertaining to solid waste management. The opening ceremony was officiated by Mrs. Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, Mr. Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR Government, and Professor Albert Chan, HKBU President and Vice-Chancellor. Mr. Wong and Mrs. Ploumen shared updates on the waste management policy and strategy of Hong Kong and the Netherlands respectively.

 

Other topics that were discussed included the latest waste prevention methods, waste recycling, thermal technology, anaerobic digestion, bioenergy and composting, enabling a cross-boundary evaluation of different solutions in order to attain the optimum benefits.

 

 

來自亞洲、北美、歐洲及非洲國家的代表最近組成「亞太可持續固體廢物管理協會」,旨在訂定亞洲區須優先處理的廢物管理範疇、安排國際或地區會議及工作坊,以及培訓年青人才有效管理固體廢物。浸大生物系教授黃煥忠教授獲選為協會主席,來自歐美的專家則會出任協會的國際顧問。協會將會與國際固體廢物管理協會和國際廢管工作小組等通力合作。

 

浸大嘉漢林業珠三角環境應用研究中心於上月舉辦「國際固體廢物處理會議2013 — 創新技術及管理」,會上促進了亞太可持續固體廢物管理協會的成立。

 

三天的會議吸引超過五百名來自四十多個國家及地區的著名科學家、學者及專家參與,就固體廢物的處理對環境、經濟、社會各方面帶來的挑戰及機遇進行交流。開幕禮由特區政府環境局局長黃錦星先生、荷蘭對外貿易及發展合作大臣普璐曼女士及浸大校長陳新滋教授主禮。黃錦星局長和普璐曼女士分別就本港及荷蘭最新的廢物管理政策與策略發表演說。

 

會議的討論範圍還包括最新的減廢方法、廢物循環再用、熱能處理技術、厭氧分解、生物能源、堆肥等,評估採取不同方法以達至最佳效果。

 

 

 

 

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