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  1. Comment - Letters

    Unjustified criticism of waste disposal

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Moves to socially responsible waste disposal well in hand Louise Preston ("Embrace real change to be world leader in waste reduction", June 7) says the Environmental Protection Department's "Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources 2013-2022" pursues only engineering projects instead of dealing with waste reduction. This is untrue. Much of our work focuses ...

  2. Business - Commodities

    BHP Billiton sets scene for mining disposals as commodity boom ends

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Melbourne and London BHP sets scene for disposals as boom ends A proposed spin-off by BHP Billiton of about US$15 billion in assets signals the start of a new round of disposals as the mining giants adapt to the end of a boom for commodities. With Anglo American fielding offers on a weekly basis for mines and Rio Tinto Group last month dumping Mozambique coal ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Harbour Ring shares jump on news of stake disposal

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:17am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Beijing-based purchaser said in a separate, emailed statement on Monday. The proposed disposal would be at a discount, given Harbour Ring’s market capitalisation of HK$5.83 billion at HK$0.65, the last ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs a sustainable disposal solution to tackle mounting waste

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by LETTERS

    ... Sustainable disposal solution needed to tackle mounting waste Michael Chugani (" Let landfill opponents drown in their own waste," July 16) reveals his lack of understanding of the fundamental issues in waste management. The fact is that no finite-capacity waste disposal facilities, be they landfills or incinerators, can handle a rising amount of waste. As the population ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Hong Kong to stop talking rubbish

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am

    ... the right level of urgency in launching the government's blueprint last week, calling the matter "grave". The mix of incineration, waste disposal charges and improved recycling he ... A patchwork of disposal and recycling schemes have been implemented over the years involving construction waste, electronic components and computers, plastics, paper and food. Beyond the construction ...

  6. Business - Comment - THE INSIDER

    Buy-back activity gains steam in Hong Kong as director disposals dwindle

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:35am by Robert Halili

    ... Robert Halili Company purchases for June far below the averages for the same month since 2007 Buying activity gains steam as disposals dwindle Directors have kept up the pace on stock ... with 44 disposals at HK$75 million. The number of companies and the value on the buying side were up from the previous week's 21 firms and HK$171 million. The number of deals, however, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    An incinerator isn't our only choice

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Yam

    ... Advanced thinking Most of us would agree that reducing waste at source, recycling and reuse is the best long-term approach to Hong Kong's waste disposal. But let's face it, given ... be integrated with the existing waste-disposal facilities at one of the current landfill locations. If this plant proves successful, its capacity can be gradually expanded. Phasing it in will minimise ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What the local media says

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Nelson Cheng, WANYE CHUNG

    ... Sunday, Apple Daily City's 'last' wild agilawood tree chopped down and stolen What was reportedly the city's last wild agilawood tree, which was about a century old and located in Ta Kwu Ling, northeast of Sheung Shui, was felled and s ...

  9. News - China

    Thousands to visit waste disposal sites as Guangzhou aims for new incinerators

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 02:15pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... the municipal government plans Thousands of people will be invited to visit two waste disposal sites as Guangzhou tries to build support for new incinerator projects, the Southern Metropolis Daily ... director of Guangzhou Urban Management Committee. “Ordinary residents can visit the sites any week but government employees do not necessarily know about garbage disposal and they are to take ...

  10. Business - Money - THE INSIDER

    Tencent director leads disposals in sluggish trade

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:07am by Robert Halili

    ... Robert Halili Fund managers accumulate holdings in cement firms in the wake of sharp falls in share prices Tencent director leads disposals in sluggish trade Buying fell for a second week ... HK$168 million, compared with seven firms with 20 disposals worth HK$123 million. The buy figures were down from the previous week's 28 companies, 208 purchases and HK$191 million. ...




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