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Singapore, the US, Hong Kong and other developed economies lead the pack in waste. What will we do when the rest of the world catches up?



Eugene Sullivan, who heads the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) infrastructure and natural resources investment programme in North Asia, knows a lot about waste management projects. The IFC supports US$14 billion-worth of infrastructure projects across the world. And his warning is stark: “When per capita waste-production in the developing world reaches Western levels, we are in real trouble.”Here in Hong Kong, we are already in trouble, with too much waste being dumped, and a limited…



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