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  1. Waste incinerator is inevitable, says Edward Yau

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com A plan to build a HK$15 billion waste incinerator may be unpopular, but the next chief executive will see it is necessary, the environment chief said yesterday. Speaking on a Commercial Radio show, Edward Yau Tang-wah said that while the incinerator was not the option preferred by Leung Chun-ying, the alternatives- reducing waste at the source and landfill ...

  2. Waste needs attention

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Hong Kong will continue to make use of recycling, incinerators and landfills to handle its waste. Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah said that all three methods are needed for handling the amount of waste. The city will continue to recycle more than half of its waste, he said. Green Sense project manager Gribelle Ho Ka-po criticised the government's ...

  3. EPD's failures are a reflection of government inertia on a wider scale

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not happened. Coming back to the present, I believe Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah should have resigned once he realised that his department had failed to make the environmental ...

  4. Minister throws down incineration challenge

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... wait longer for a solution- and should offer their practical alternatives- the environment minister says. In an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post, Edward Yau Tang-wah said ... in doing so. $15b The amount, in Hong Kong dollars, Edward Yau's bureau is seeking to build the waste incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau ...

  5. Waste disposal levy needs adjusting

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I agree with Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah's proposed levy on waste. The fee would be a significant step towards reducing the amount of our solid waste, while also slowing the rate at which our landfills become saturated. Yet there would be some drawbacks. Low-income citizens might be hard-pressed to afford such a fee in their limited daily budgets. ...

  6. Costly incinerator will be a waste of money

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Her successor, Edward Yau Tang-wah, has never taken it seriously. The incinerator will also cost HK$353million a year to run. If this money were to be used to enhance our recycling systems ...

  7. Public support waste disposal charges

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the charges to HK$10 a month. Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah admitted yesterday that Hong Kong was facing an imminent waste problem, for which charges could be one solution. ...

  8. Landfills will be full in a decade, minister warns

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Only half the city's 18,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste generated a day is recycled, which means the rest is sent to landfills, the environment minister says. Edward Yau Tang-wah said this meant existing landfills would be full within 10 years. He revealed the figures yesterday during the launch of a summer waste reduction campaign at Hollywood Plaza in Diamond ...

  9. Bureau ditches HK$15b incinerator funding bid

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... discussions. Environment minister Edward Yau Tang-wah failed to convince lawmakers that the waste plans were essential regardless of who led the next government, and were needed before all landfills ...

  10. Funding call for waste burner

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai, Peter So and Tanna Chong The environment minister is in last-ditch lobbying to reverse opposition to his bureau's request for HK$15 billion to build a waste incinerator- a plan about which even pro-government lawmakers have reservations. Edward Yau Tang-wah (pictured) has been working hard over the past two days- ahead of a meeting of the Legislative ...




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