perception of the problem. Through these interviews we determined their practices for
tyre maintenance and methods of disposal or retreading.
3.2.3 Search for possible recycling methods We performed case studies on different countries and regions through research
both online and in print. These countries included the United States, Europe, Japan,
and China. By researching business journals online we found methods of recycling
proven to be profitable, and other articles online outlined particularly innovative
methods of recycling. Additional interviews in Hong Kong substantiated these
methods of recycling.
3.3 Identify current and possible future legislation for waste tyre management in Hong Kong In order to determine whether a possible solution to the tyre waste problem
could be implemented in Hong Kong, we needed to identify current laws and possible
additional regulations that could be introduced.
3.3.1 Interview professors It was relatively easy to find the available information regarding waste
legislation in Hong Kong, but the information was not specifically on waste tyre
management. Professor C.S. Poon of HKPU’s Civil and Structural Engineering
Department has been researching waste management with respect to civil engineering
applications. Other professors in Hong Kong have provided specialized applications
of recycled waste tyres. They are experienced with the laws that would affect
implementation of new recycling methods in Hong Kong and through interviewing
them we were able to obtain valuable information on methods of recycling that they
have been researching and the factors that affect the methods of recycling.