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An assessment of multi-family dwelling recycling in Hong Kong: A managerial perspective
- Ng, S.L.
- Waste management 2019 v.89 pp. 294-302
- cities, data collection, environmental programs, recycling, solid wastes, surveys, telephones, China
- Solid waste is an acute environmental problem in most big cities around the world. Like other highly compact cities, Hong Kong developed a recycling program that primarily targets multi-family dwellings (MFDs). This paper intends to examine the relations between three managerial factors—housing type, recycling mode, and initiative of the property manager—and MFD recycling using data collected from a territory-wide telephone survey (n = 1,016) conducted in 2017. The results indicated that housing type and initiative of the property manager had significant relations with the recycling behavior of residents. The findings may supplement previous recycling studies and provide a reference for the improved implementation of the MFD recycling program in Hong Kong.