Letter Calls for Measures to Control Impact of Trash Pollution
Members of the city legislature signed a letter that calls for the local government of Shenzhen and of Hong Kong to start implementing measures that will control the spread and the impact of trash pollution that originates in Hong Kong. The decision for the letter came after the November fire that happened in northern Hong Kong landfill which sent foul odors in the air into Shenzhen’s Futian, Nanshan and Luohu districts,
Members of the city legislature suggested that the two cities should establish a mechanism that is capable of handling and exchanging information on how to deal with the serious environmental incidents in the future.
Experts say that land filling is one of the most under develop and irresponsible way of treating garbage and is known to be harmful. Officials as hoping that the Hong Kong government reevaluates its negative impact in the air, soil and water on their landfills so the government can quickly call on the closure of those landfills that are close to Shenzhen. As of the moment there are three landfills in Hong Kong that is handling around 52 percent of the garbage produced by the city and this landfill will be full to capacity in six years.