Date, time & venue
2018-08-11;11 August 2018 (Saturday) 9:30 am -10:30 pm for E-waste at WEEE ∙ PARK, and 10:45am-12:15 pm for Recycle of rubber tire workshop at Ecopark;Gathering time 8:30 am at Kowloon Tong MTR Station Exit D
HKIE Materials Division, Environmental Management Association of Hong Kong
(EMAHK) and The Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professional (HKIQEP)
The content of the tour for
A) E-waste at WEEE ∙ PARK
Introduction of the Facility and green feature inside the building
Introduction of REE (Regulated Electrical Equipment)
Introduction of REE (Regulated Electrical Equipment) Treatment Line
The influence of disposal of E-waste
B) Recycle of rubber tire workshop at Ecopark
A tyre recycling facility in EcoPark, which is operated by a
third-generation recycler. The event
will introduce some of Green Innovations with respect to waste tyres. It will also provide an insight into the
waste management sector, background, history and development. The current risk challenges and the
opportunity in operating a recycling model in Hong Kong.
Representative from respective host organizers
The number of participants is limited to 40. Nonrefundable Fee for HK$ 50 for the visit
including transport. Pre-registration is required. For registration, please
register through website http://ev.hkie.org.hk/ . The successful applicant should be notified
on or before 2 August 2018. For enquiries, please contact Ir CS Lam at 91527659. CPD certificate will be issued.
Note: The host organizer has right to change the itinerary
without prior notice. For personal interest, the participants should purchase
his own insurance. The successful application must equip with his/her own safety
helmet, safety shoes and safety vest for the visit.
Visit to recycle of E-waste at WEEE ∙ PARK
Ir LAM Chi Sing
A technical visit was organized to the recycle of waste electrical
and electronic equipment at WEEE · PARK and Recycle
rubber tyre at Eco-park on 11 August 2018. This was jointly organized by the
Environmental Division, Materials Division of the HKIE, Hong Kong Institute of
Qualified Environmental Professionals and Environment Management Association of
Hong Kong. The representative from WEEE · PARK let us visit to the exhibition corridor and introduced the
process of electronic waste treatment. The workflow of treatment electronic
waste is that the waste electronics were collected, detoxified, dismantled,
sorting and then recycle to reusable products. Some electronic wastes comprised
of different components such as plastics, iron, copper and aluminum, glass and
other components depend on the products manufacturing. The current regulated
electrical equipment were television sets, air conditioners, refrigerators and
washers. Some of the e-waste contain harmful substance such as mercury and lead,
so it needs detoxify before dismantling. The representative also introduced six
innovative name representing electronic products such as tubby (CRT TV set), flatty
(flat screen television), fridge (refrigeration), chilly (air conditioner) Digi
(IT equipment) and Washy (washer).
After the introduction, we were led to see their processing lines
which is isolated from window wall panels. The members saw the process of
workflow for treating electronic equipment. The representative stressed that
the potential toxicity electronic equipment should be wrapped by plastic sheets,
the purpose is to prevent the contamination to the environment hence to
minimize the dangerous to human health.
The waste electronic should be dismantled in such a way that the
harmful substance should be removed such as fluorescent powder, lead, refrigerant,
lubricant oil, and should be detoxicate, and then the chemical substance should
be removed beforehand, then the recycling parts such as cases, cables, plugs,
speakers, circuit boards, and condenser can be removed and recycle for becoming
usable products. They will transfer to the environmentally friendly licensed
contractor for recycle use.
The session ended with question-and-answer session.