carefully trying to select the best options for tyre waste management in Hong Kong.
Researchers began testing rubberized asphalt a few years ago and now the Hong Kong
government has begun its own tests, which could lead to its expanded use in the near
future. Rubbersoil is one possible solution that has been developed in Hong Kong, but
has not replaced conventional materials due to technical problems. Many solutions
have been proposed and tested to reduce tyre waste in Hong Kong.
There are many more ways in which Hong Kong could recycle waste tyres,
such as uses in civil engineering, like rubberized concrete. Although this technology
has been tested in the United States there is still a lot of testing that needs to be done
before it can be implemented in Hong Kong. Every solution used in foreign countries
has the possibility of being an effective option for waste tyre management in Hong
Kong. With few methods currently being employed in Hong Kong, there is a large
pool of technologies and methods that potentially could reduce tyre waste but first
need to be brought to the attention of Hong Kong’s government and private sector.
Currently Hong Kong’s government manages waste tyres no differently than other
waste, but there is potential for environmental improvement through waste tyre
The goal of our project was to propose steps towards a sustainable tyre
management system for Hong Kong. We accomplished this goal by meeting several
objectives. We determined the scale of the waste tyre problem in Hong Kong and
what methods are currently being implemented to alleviate the situation. We selected
the best possible waste tyre management methods from our research into current
methods from around the world. Then we proposed solutions to implement the most
effective and feasible options in Hong Kong. We believe that our project has