Recycling and Special Administrative Region

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HKU SPACE Community College Higher Diploma Programme First Semester 2010 – 2011

English for Academic and Professional Purposes (Part II)

Assignment 2: Research Report

“The Attitudes towards Waste and Recycling among HKU SPACE Community College Students.”

To: From:

DAVID OSHLACK CORA CHAN LI WING NAM, VENUS (10457670) (10454461)

MAK OI YING, YUKI (10460402) MAN LOK YI , JOANNA (10453298) WONG WING MAN, WING (10454885) Class: CD 85-322-18-03 (01)

Submission Date: 19 November 2010

Table of Contents
Page Table of Contents List of Figures Abstract i - ii iii 1

1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Methodology 2 3-4

2. DISCUSSION 2.1 Waste 2.1.1 Waste in Hong Kong 2.1.2 Excessive Use and Disposal of Plastic Bags
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Therefore, waste minimization and recycling have been adopted as the guiding directions for the design of waste management policies (Lui 1). In recent years, the government has tried their best to raise the environmental consciousness levels of the citizens and launched several recycling programs to control the waste disposal. Recycling and environment conservation have become hot topics among people. The consequences of waste disposal and advantages of recycling are becoming much more visible.

It seems that the majority of people understand recycling is beneficial to the environment. However, according to the statistics from Environmental Protection Department (EPD), the recovery rate of domestic wastes is only 31% in 2008 (HK' domestic waste recycling rate rises to 31 pct). It reveals s that environmental consciousnesses of people need to be improved. People need to learn from the mistakes and put more attentions on environment conservation. Recycling starts with a person who is willing to make extra effort to separate useful materials in waste. Everyone can easily participate in this activity.

1.3 Methodology The objective of this research report is to examine the behaviors and attitudes towards waste and recycling among students of HKU SPACE Community College. The survey was conducted at HPCC campus. 50 copies of questionnaire were issued within October and the responses rates are 100%. Questionnaire sample can be referred to the appendix 1.

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