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  1. Comment - Letters

    Unfair to compare one-stage UK example with Hong Kong waste plant

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by LETTERS

    ... to treat and recycle food waste. Phase 1 of the organic waste treatment facility (OWTF) at Siu Ho Wan in North Lantau will recycle food waste into biogas for electricity generation and compost. The compost produced shall be required to meet the compost and soil conditioner quality standards promulgated by the Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre, which is the compost standard adopted in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1458785/unfair-compare-one-stage-uk-example-hong-kong-waste-plant
  2. Beware of 'miracle' waste composters, scientist says

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Property owners and managers should be sceptical of the allegedly fast-performing waste composters they are considering renting or buying under a HK$50 million government subsidy scheme, an expert warns. Some waste composter suppliers claim their machines are able to turn food waste into compost suitable for organic fertilisers, or reduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979515/beware-miracle-waste-composters-scientist-says
  3. Community compost facilities make sound financial sense

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... organically it is necessary to have ample input of compost which is good for the crops but also good for the soil which has been so depleted of goodness after years of conventional farming ... of this material which can be turned into compost, not into community compost heaps, but into black plastic bags to be tied up and transported to distant landfills. This city affords innumerable examples ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676061/community-compost-facilities-make-sound-financial-sense
  4. Compost plants ready to handle horse manure

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man No horse manure will go to waste during the Olympics. From this weekend, the Environmental Protection Department's HK$37 million plant will compost all of it. The Animal Waste Composting Plant in Ngau Tam Mei, Yuen Long, will produce up to 25 tonnes of fertiliser a day starting from tomorrow - the day after the first horses arrive - until after the Paralympics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646661/compost-plants-ready-handle-horse-manure
  5. Food-waste compost project could be just a waste of time

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Beatrice Siu

    ... Beatrice Siu City does not have enough farms to use 'green' fertiliser Part of Hong Kong's mountain of food waste will be composted in a pilot scheme starting this year, ... the Siu Ho Wan plant will be able to handle a maximum 200 tonnes a day - a tiny fraction of the 3,000 tonnes of food waste generated every day. The process produces about half a tonne of compost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626032/food-waste-compost-project-could-be-just-waste-time
  6. A radical approach that is grounded in common sense

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The emphasis is on soil and compost preparation. Advocates also believe there is a link between the soil and the moon. While these all sound credible to me, some practices- burying cow horns filled with cow manure and dynamising the compost (vigorously stirring a mixture of herbs and water for a period of time)- are regarded by many as mere superstition. However, even in those cases, I think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003877/radical-approach-grounded-common-sense
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sai Kung diners to get leftovers in doggy bags to fertilise plants

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... taking home leftovers; for the past week they have been given bags of compost to fertilise their plants with. Tony Chow Yung-kit is hoping his new takeaway idea will plant a seed among his ... And he wants his customers to be part of the scheme. First, he bought a composting machine. "It might be small, being no bigger than a meat freezer, but it can produce a good amount ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297606/diners-are-getting-down-earth-sai-kung
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HK$1.53b food waste treatment plant cleared for final approval

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:28pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... it into biogas for use in electricity generation or compost. It would deal mainly with waste from West Kowloon and Kwai Chung, according to the Environment Bureau. Lawmakers yesterday agreed the facility ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469253/hk153b-food-waste-treatment-plant-cleared-final-approval
  9. Organic Matter

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With landfills filling up, food composting may be the solution While it may not be easy for urbanites to embrace the idea of food composting, it is an easy and relatively inexpensive ... Conservation Organisation. 'With food waste making up 30 per cent of the total, it makes sense to find an alternative for disposing it.' Composting is a natural method of using either ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645371/organic-matter
  10. Comment - Letters

    Genuinely 'green' bags are available

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Compostable bags are available and should be made compulsory There has been a lot of debate in Hong Kong about plastic bags versus the reusable variety. I try to always take a reusable bag ... compostable, but prohibitively expensive, depend on the food chain and have a limited shelf life. Since 2012, there have also been enzyme-based compostable bags available. These cost minimally more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1259462/genuinely-green-bags-are-available

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