The efficiency of the charging system for industrial wastewater management in Hong Kong
The Efficiency of the Charging System for Industrial Wastewater Management in Hong Kong
This study examines the environmental management approach adopted in industrial wastewater management in Hong Kong, particularly sewage. It assesses the present industrial wastewater policy covered by the legislation on water pollution control and the sewage services charge. Using a study of the bleaching and dyeing industry, the surcharge scheme is evaluated with respect to what economic theory suggests would be an efficient charging scheme. The focus here is on determining the appropriateness of the divergence of the actual approach from a theoretically efficient one, i.e., are the practical limitations on implementing specific features of an efficient scheme a compelling argument for a less conceptually efficient alternative. The purpose here is to assess which, if any, of the compromises between the theoretical ideal and the system as actually implemented could be justified on the basis of a general indication of the incremental benefits and costs involved.
School:The University of Hong Kong
School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:bleaching industry environmental aspects china hong kong dye impact charges factory and trade waste economic runoff management disposal in the ocean
Date of Publication:01/01/1997