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  1. Electrical waste charge doomed to fail before it is implemented

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The government has now revived the proposal to introduce a charge for the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Unfortunately the proposal appears to be a good idea ... and the minimum wage legislation. As soon as people have to start paying for the disposal of this electrical equipment, difficulties will arise. If the legislation is passed, will people be willing ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    European view of waste burners inspires local lawmakers

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... waste. Although there was an overcapacity of incineration as a result of market liberalisation since 2003, the key operators still made a profit from the burning of waste and sale of electricity ... such as cheaper electricity might help too, he said. Meanwhile, Undersecretary for the Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said at the forum that Hong Kong was in need of post-recycling treatment ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What kind of waste incinerator does Hong Kong need?

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... in terms of their low levels of emissions, and their ability to convert waste to electricity. Most panellists seemed to agree that if the need was for a large, single, thermal treatment project ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is the new generation of incinerators really safe?

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

    ... Howard Winn We were disturbed to come across a report that India's flagship incinerator in Delhi appears to be creating hazardous air quality conditions in the surrounding area. The Timarpur-Okhla plant is India's only integrated waste management project, and it processes municipal solid waste, or MSW, from which it produces electricity. It handles 1,300 tonnes a day and aims ...

  5. Manufacturers brace for EU fee

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Winston Yau The European Union has slapped an environmental protection fee on the sale of electronic and electrical appliances to cover the cost of recycling obsolete goods. ... charging manufacturers a fee for recovering components and materials from electrical goods for recycling. The products being targeted include large and small household appliances, consumer ...

  6. Levy would reduce stockpiles of hazardous electronic waste

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... And when it comes to the disposal of electronic waste in Hong Kong it is essential that we establish a polluter-pays scheme. Many people do not wait for an electrical or electronic appliance ... would be reluctant to pay this additional charge. Therefore we might have second thoughts about throwing away an electrical item that is still working. I think such a scheme could have the same ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Greens burn up over 'dinosaur technology'

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... gasification technology, which converts waste to syngas that can be used to generate electricity or converted into other fuels such as jet fuel. British Airways' Green Skies Project is one of 10 ...

  8. Exporters see red over EU green rules

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... worth of Hong Kong exports annually and force manufacturers to invest heavily in compliance, according to industry groups. The waste electrical and electronic equipment directive, which comes ... will ban all electrical and electronic equipment containing excess amounts of substances including lead, cadmium, mercury and certain flame retardant materials from July next year. 'Hong Kong ...

  9. Consumers 'may pay full cost' of e-waste

    Posted Nov 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fee for household electrical goods. The group says such a move was vital to ensure charges were fair for the consumer because the scheme was really about the obligations of the producers ... that there should be a rule on how the fee should be split to protect consumers. Peter Chu Ka-lok, chairman of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Electrical Appliances Merchants Association, said importers should ...

  10. Don't waste the Earth's precious resources

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Earth's precious resources. Making sure that we don't waste paper is a good point, and something that we can all begin doing. The same can be said for electricity- we don't need to run air-conditioners on high all day, and remember to turn out the light when you leave a room. We should also not waste water. By becoming aware of these three resources- paper, electricity and water- you ...




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