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  1. Comment - Letters

    Government and community are more willing to tackle pollution

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Success stories inspire the continuing battle against pollution I refer to the letter by Joan Miyaoka ("Law is too lenient for litter louts", September 4). She expresses her ... importantly, to advocate improved policies regarding waste management, littering and pollution. Government action is a vital piece of the puzzle. Following the recent accidental plastic pellet spill, ...

  2. Modern incinerators are used in cities where pollution levels have dropped

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Hong Kong would not be the largest in the world. Plants in Singapore and Amsterdam are 50 per cent bigger. As for pollution concerns, we all cause air pollution by breathing. The plant's ... similar to the one proposed for Hong Kong are operating in major cities such as London, Paris, Stockholm, and Copenhagen. These cities have seen recent improvements in air pollution levels. ...

  3. Eco-friendly brick cuts pollution, says inventor

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang From now on, there is another excuse to drink beer- provided it is in glass bottles. Glass waste can indirectly help reduce air pollution, according to Poon Chi-sun ... of these oxides in the air around them by 20 per cent. 'These bricks can be used to pave pavements in highly polluted areas such as Causeway Bay and Mong Kok,' he said. The blocks, which cost 20 ...

  4. Greens seek polluter-pays waste charges

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'A flat rate simply has little impact on people's behaviour and is a deviation from the polluter-pays principle,' he said. Hahn Chu Hon-keung, environmental affairs manager ...

  5. Polluter-pays plans on the back burner

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... protection after a merger of the department with the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau, Mr Kwok said public coffers should not be used to subsidise polluters. But he said charging for household ... to reduce waste. It has to reflect the volume of waste the polluter produces.' Meanwhile, the newly merged department, which keeps its name as the Environmental Protection Department, ...

  6. Compensate locals for pollution, advisers say

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government should consider compensating local districts for accepting polluting facilities that serve the wider society, its environmental advisers say. Compensation to residents- which is offered in Taiwan- might win local support for having polluting works on their doorstep, they said. The suggestion was made in the light of opposition to a proposed sludge ...

  7. New thinking urged for recycling trade

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the polluter-pays principle, making producers responsible for a product throughout its life cycle and making its own purchasing policies more environmentally friendly. Swire Sita Waste Services director ...

  8. Waste exports benefit both sides

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government's consistent aim is to apply the 'polluter pays' principle comprehensively to encourage all means of reducing waste. The cross-boundary plan is complementary to our efforts to encourage reuse and is only commercially viable if the 'polluter pays' principle is in place. Other efforts include incentives for the separation of inert recyclable C&D materials from ...

  9. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Burning question on waste disposal

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... power plant. The 31-year-old, who has investigated pollution caused by inappropriate waste disposal since 2010, says getting waste disposal statistics from government is an important part of her ... pollutants and dioxin emission by the project between June 2006 and last June; statistics on the production of ash and cinders and how they were treated during the same period; and whether the Likeng ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is the new generation of incinerators really safe?

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... over their predecessors, as the discharge of dioxins, suspended particles and organic pollutants was greatly reduced through high-temperature burning at over 850 degrees Celsius, air-cleaning ...




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