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  1. 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

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Food waste treatment plant through to final hurdle Plans to build the city's first organic waste treatment plant on northern Lantau received a boost ... a final vote at Legco's finance committee in June. Scheduled for completion in late 2016, the HK$1.53 billion facility in Siu Ho Wan would handle up to 200 tonnes of food waste daily, turning ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Costs triple for planned plant in North Lantau to treat food waste

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:15am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Proposed recycling facility at North Lantau now expected to cost HK$1.53b to build Cost of city's first plant to recycle food waste triples The cost of the war against food waste looks set to balloon after officials yesterday tripled estimates for the city's first organic-waste treatment plant. The proposed plant in Siu Ho Wan, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Funding proposal for food waste treatment plant passes first hurdle in Legco

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:07pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... treatment works for sewage and for drinking water. The new plant, slated to open in 2016, will handle up to 200 tonnes of food waste daily, cutting by about five per cent the 3,600 tonnes of organic ... for "professional kitchens" to sort out food waste, undersecretary for the environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said. She said officials would look at how best to collect and transport rubbish ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong government to propose cutting food waste by 40 per cent by 2022

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:37pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Use of organic treatment centres to ease burden on landfills, but education will play a vital role Food waste to be slashed by 40pc over nine years A plan to slash food waste by up to 40 per cent in the next nine years will be set out in a paper to be released today. The scheme will emphasise cutting waste at source and building treatment ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Five new treatment plants needed to achieve food waste reduction target

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 07:39pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... benefit from war on waste Businesses may be able to save on rubbish disposal fees from 2016 when the first of two food-waste treatment centres dedicated for their use opens as part of a nine-year war on food waste. The plan of action will also target food waste at source and sets the "aggressive" goal of reducing the amount of food thrown away by 40 per cent- more than 1,440 ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    EPD needs a Plan B for waste management

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 12:46am by Howard Winn

    ... acceptance within the community. Another plan the department has tried to flick away is the idea of garburating food waste at source and putting it through the sewage system. This would eliminate 40 ... shows [food waste disposal] has no detrimental effect and probably has an overall beneficial effect on nutrient removal." Have you got any stories that Lai See should know about? E-mail ...

  7. Comment - Letters

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

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

    ... expressed in Lai See ("Digesting the price", March 15). Ms Lam is right that despite food waste reduction efforts, adequate food waste treatment and recycling facilities are necessary 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. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sweden shows incineration can play key role in waste management plan

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:31pm by ULF OHRLING, KRISTIAN ODEBJER

    ... overlooked as a source of energy for way too long. In Sweden, biogas from food waste powers city buses and, in some cases, entire municipalities. While this type of paradigm shift may not be achieved ... Ulf Ohrling and Kristian Odebjer Ulf Ohrling and Kristian Odebjer say Hong Kong should set bolder targets, to be a regional leader Sweden shows incineration can playa key role in waste ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Wasteful manufacturers must produce less packaging

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Manufacturers must throw out wasteful packaging practices The Hong Kong government is once again showing that it is a reactive government, rather than a proactive one. Instead of discouraging the production of waste, the government is planning to punish the public by imposing a charge on waste. In our household, we attempt at all times to reduce waste ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Waste not, want not: the Sevens launches environmental initiative

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 12:00pm

    ... into an environmentally-conscious event.” Food waste has been targeted as a key priority. All box and suite holders have been issued a letter from Loh’s office to inform patrons about the importance of more accurate ordering for their corporate hospitality on-event to minimise food waste. Holiday Inn, which services almost half of the stadium catering, is supporting the initiative with an enhanced focus ...




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