Tag Archives: China waste management

Why I’m doing this

It dawned on me today that unless you are in Hong Kong and saw one of my presentations you don’t know what Xingergy is doing or why. A few weeks ago (this is my claim to fame) a women recognized me on the street and said, “hey, are you that guy working on the trash startup? I […]

The International Conference on Solid Waste 2013 Hong Kong

This is the first post from my phone. Not sure how it will work out. Happening right now is the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers International Conference on Solid Waste. Your correspondent is not attending due to the US$450 entry price. They have a student rate, set at the low low price of $200. I […]

Waste Recycling in Hong Kong (or lack thereof), and a note on China

  One of this page’s incoming search terms was “the reasons why the hong kongers do not recycle”. Whoever typed that into Google, I’d like to buy you a beer. Recycling rates are around 40%, but that still leaves more than 13,000 tons of MSW heading for landfills every day. This startup proposes to recover […]

Decision Making and Marketing

Decision making “China has many composting plants. Technology used in most of the composting plants are rather traditional or out-of-date and can only produce low-quality compost that is not suitable for farmland applications. Hence, most of the plants have difficulty selling their products.” – Municipal Solid Waste Characteristics and Management in China As this is […]