Our new rail projects generate tremendous amounts of construction waste and excavation materials. We adhere to a Government-regulated trip ticket system on all sites in order to keep track of waste and ensure proper disposal, while also continuously exploring new ways to reduce waste.
Discharge of Wastewater
Apart from greywater recycling in LOHAS Park residential estate, all of the water consumed by the Company in Hong Kong is discharged, with appropriate treatment, into the public drainage/sewerage system, which is maintained by the Drainage Services Department.
Recycling of Construction Waste
We are able to reuse or recycle about two-thirds of excavation waste from our network expansion projects and try to find uses for demolition waste generated from our property development business in the local recycling industry. For example, we recycled 60 per cent of the waste generated during construction of our Austin Station residential development into eco-friendly paving blocks and also recycled 60 per cent of waste generated from demolition of an existing car park at our Tsuen Wan West Station Cityside development.
Recycling Waste from Railway Operations
Our Operations Division implements recycling programmes for metals and spent oil. The diagram shows the scale of these initiatives.
Recycling in Managed Properties
We provide waste recycling bins to separate waste for recycling at all common areas of our managed properties. Where possible, we also work jointly with Owners’ Committees and Incorporated Owners to promote waste separation programmes to residents. Through our Green Train initiatives and provision of special recycling bins in the common areas of our managed properties, we collect used clothes, ink cartridges and CD discs. Under the Glass to Brick programme, we went one step further to collect and turn waste glass bottles into reusable materials.
Reducing Food Waste
To learn more about our work to reduce food waste generated by customers in our shopping malls and residential developments, please refer to Value Chain.