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  1. Bureau ditches HK$15b incinerator funding bid

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The Environment Bureau has abandoned its HK$23 billion funding request for what it says is an urgently needed waste incinerator and landfill expansion ... the south coast of Lantau, will face uncertain delays when they are left to the next government to decide as requested by lawmakers at an environment panel meeting. Despite the government's ...

  2. 'Question is how urgently we need it'

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is tipped to head the Environment Bureau in the next administration. Wong, 49, the former vice-president of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, said solid waste was a pressing problem ... Meanwhile, the Environment Bureau yesterday said power companies were planning to offer more consumption data, such as carbon emissions and average per capita power usage, in the power bills ...

  3. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Burning question on waste disposal

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

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Campaigner sues Guangzhou environment bureau for failing to provide all the information she requested about an incineration plant Burningquestionon ... In 2011, the Haian county environment bureau in Jiangsu province replied to us in an e-mail after receiving our application for the environmental assessment report on a local waste incineration ...

  4. Consumers should not have to pay the entire cost of new e-waste levy

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Environment Bureau has unveiled the direction and approach of the long-awaited proposed legislation for the management of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE). Hong Kong ... The bureau proposes a bill requiring WEEE producers to be responsible for collecting, dismantling and recycling of the WEEE produced, imported and sold in Hong Kong, instead of having taxpayers ...

  5. Fears of e-waste pile-up growing

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... with it as soon as possible. The Environment Bureau consulted the public in January on legislation for the proper management of electronic waste. Its findings are due early next year. But Au said: ... The bureau proposed that bulky electrical appliances, electronic equipment and computer products be banned from disposal as ordinary rubbish but recycled separately. Together these products account ...

  6. Waste-management alternatives to glorified bonfire given short shrift

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... This follows legislators' refusal to support the incinerator plan, and the Environment Bureau's withdrawal of its funding request. Yet the issue has long been politicised and irrational. ... A rational debate over the incinerator would surely involve the Environment Bureau and its consultant giving a balanced view of the pros and cons of the project. Instead, information has been more ...

  7. Five years on, several opportunities wasted to cut dumping

    Posted Oct 07th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... The Environment Bureau failed to stick to the timetable for the waste-management policy launched by minister Edward Yau Tang-wah's predecessor, Sarah Liao Sau-tung. Topping the to-do list ... of voters' opposition. But this landfill debate brings a good opportunity for them to discuss the proposal and woo support,' Au said. The bureau has also been unable to meet the schedule ...

  8. HK's problems piling up

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... by 30 per cent. Friends of the Earth estimates that the monthly charge for a four-person family generating about 3.4kg of waste per day should be about HK$30. But the Environment Bureau has ... of their adverse impacts on the environment and health,' said Dr Tso Che-wah, ex-chairman of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Hong Kong. Tso has 30 years' experience in the power ...

  9. E-waste fee may put a third of computer stores out of business

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enterprise. She said this would be an incentive to prevent illegal dumping by consumers who want to avoid paying the fee. The Environment Bureau is consulting the public on a producer responsibility ...

  10. Land grants urged for e-waste recyclers

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... in investing in money-losing projects,' she said. Environment undersecretary Dr Kitty Poon Kit said the levy would be set at a level which would allow the trade to recover its costs and sustain the business. The bureau was open to providing incentives to recyclers. The government aims to regulate collection and recycling of more than 70,000 tonnes of e-waste generated each year, an amount ...




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