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tires, because tires were made to be so resilient. The machines often need to be rebuilt and maintained after about 300,000 tyres.

Gwartney, J., & Lawson, R. (2006). Economic Freedom of the World: 2006 Annual Report.Published Online: The Fraser Institute.

This book, published online, provides information on Hong Kong’s economy. It provides a useful comparison of free markets on page 13, with Hong Kong listed as the top free economy.

Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department (HKEPD). (2005). Waste. Retrieved December 3, 2006, from Hong Kong's Environment Web site: http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/environmentinhk/waste/waste_maincontent.html

This website, rub by the Environmental Protection Department of Hong Kong, gives an abundance of information on the waste problem in Hong Kong. The sire provides information on incentives, plans, and legislation.

Hylands, K, & Shulman, V. (2003). Civil engineering applications of tyres. Berkshire, UK: TRL Limited.

This book is filled with lots of information. It talks about basic tyre technology, recycling technology, civil engineering uses, and more. The diagrams, tables, and pictures are very helpful as well.

Jang, J. (1998). Discarded tire recycling practices in the United States, Japan and Korea. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 22(1-2), 1.

This article compares tire recycling methods in various countries. Discusses some methods of tire recycling, along with the hazards of tire stockpiling.

King County Environmental Purchasing Program. (2006, February). King County. Retrieved January 14, 2007, from Tire-Rubber Material and Products Web site: http://www.metrokc.gov/procure/green/rubber.htm

This website talks about the tire recycling program in King County, Washington State United States. This county has some very innovative uses for tires that other publications have failed to mention, such as the tire beds. The website also talks about tire use in highway construction. At the bottom of the page is contact information and further references.

Keown, Charles (1988).Risk perceptions of Hong Kongese vs Americans. Risk Analysis. 9, 401-405.

This journal article provides a comparison between the risk perceptions of Americans and Hong Kong Chinese. The risk analysis includes such things as nuclear weapons and smoking but also touches on environmental risks such as fertilizers, DDT, and forms of electrical power generation. The article is somewhat antiquated and may not be representative of modern day Hong Kong.


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