We track and collect data on more than 20 types of waste produced by our office and retail tenants, hotel guests and occupants of our residences. We strive to understand the downstream processes of each waste stream and work closely with recycling partners to provide secured outlets for the recyclables we collect.
Our waste management taskforces in Hong Kong and Mainland China, made up of representatives from our technical services and sustainable development department, portfolio management teams and hotels, meet regularly to evaluate our waste management strategy, analyse waste data and facilitate new initiatives.
In 2019, compulsory garbage sorting was introduced by the local government in Shanghai and other major cities in Mainland China followed by closer monitoring of waste separation. We worked with our tenants in Mainland China to prepare for these changes in a number of ways, such as adding new recycling bins.