Frankfurt/Main — Waste management will be one of the key issues at this „International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection“ in Hong Kong on 28th to 31st October 2015. Entering its 10th edition this year, Eco Expo Asia is poised to become one of the most influential trading platforms for green technologies and solutions in Asia. The show is jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-hosted by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Moreover, Eco Expo Asia is supported by the Chinese mainland and international governments, as well as various renowned industry associations.
Hong Kong with aggressive waste management goals
To meet the city’s 40 percent waste reduction target by 2022, Hong Kong is launching a comprehensive strategy which includes reduction at the source, the introduction of Producer Responsibility Schemes and strengthened measures on waste collection and separation. In a bid to achieve this aggressive goal, the government is also urging private companies to help construct waste treatment infrastructure including the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) treatment plant, Sludge Treatment Facility (STF) and Organic Waste Treatment Facilities (OWTFs). Companies from the waste management and recycling sector that will exhibit at the show include ALBA IWS, Baguio, Envac, Hellatron, OWAC Srl, Perfect Green, SUEZ environnement and more.
Baguio Green Group: Promoting the concept of waste management
“It was our first time participating in Eco Expo Asia last year and we were very delighted with the results. The show helped us to promote our corporate image and successfully heightened the industry’s interest in our company. Given Baguio’s commitment to developing a clean and green community, we are looking forward to promoting the concept of waste management this year, particularly the importance of sorting, processing and recycling,” said Mr Ivan Leung, Corporate Communication Manager at Hong Kong based Baguio Green Group.
Swiss participants gained an excellent response
Also present at the show will be – among others – the Switzerland Pavilion, which has been a faithful participant for the past two years. With a pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, Switzerland is determined to further reduce emission levels across different sectors. Such development echoes the considerable demand for green-tech solutions in the air quality, energy efficiency, green building and waste management sectors in Asia. Rita Hämmerli-Weschke, Consul General at the Consulate General of Switzerland, commented: „Swiss companies have participated in Eco Expo Asia for two years. Solutions related to energy efficiency, removal of hazardous waste and waste-to-energy from our Swiss participants all gained an excellent response. Based on the successful results in the previous years, the Swiss businesses plan to continue utilising the platform in 2015.”
Source: Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd