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  1. 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 ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Incinerators are not the only way to deal with household waste

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 01:14am by Howard Winn

    ... the bureau's attention was drawn to the possibility of dealing with food waste at source by using garburators to pulverise it, enabling it to be poured down the drains and into the sewage system. This method is particularly appropriate for Hong Kong as its food waste is between 70-90 per cent water. Clear the Air chairman James Middleton has spoken to three engineers who say this is a feasible ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Industry clashes over potential for food price cuts

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Industry clashes over potential for food price cuts Would more competition and an investigation into food prices lead to cheaper groceries? Food merchants think it unlikely, saying there is not much room for discounts. Rising input costs, such as rent, logistics and global prices, were the driving reason in-store prices had risen ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Elvis Au yet to convince on case for an incinerator in Hong Kong

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:19am by Howard Winn

    ... and, when that is full, presumably in landfills. Another aspect of this is that about half of the MSW that currently goes to landfill is food waste; Hong Kong's is particularly wet ... value of the feedstock is on average over 7 megajoules per kilogram (MJ/kg) and should never fall below 6 MJ/kg. Hong Kong's food waste, according to the government, is around 2 MJ/kg, ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government needs to rethink its waste management policy

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 01:56am by Howard Winn

    ... cent of Hong Kong's waste that goes to landfills is food waste and is between 70 and 90 per cent water. Clear the Air chairman James Middleton has spoken to three engineers who say it is perfectly feasible for food waste to be shredded at source using garburators and disposed of down the drain and handled by the Stonecutters water treatment plant, which is currently operating at 50 ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Incinerator proposal goes to Legco for funding

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:39am by Howard Winn

    ... of these emissions. Opponents have drawn attention to the widespread adoption of plasma gasification plants for dealing with waste by the authorities in the United States, China and Britain, among others. With virtually zero emissions, these plants can convert waste to energy in the form of syngas, which can be used to generate electricity or turned into biofuel. The process leaves an inert vitrified slag ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Housing Authority must raise public housing rents or run out of money

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 12:45am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... cent. It's the only way to get the HA's long-term finances back in shape. But it will require the HA to pull its head out of the sand. Oh well, another wasted column. ...

  8. Business - Companies - THE VIEW

    Why Hong Kong is losing its entrepreneurial spirit

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:23am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines runs companies in the food sector and moonlights as a journalist and broadcaster ...

  9. Business - China Business - AGRICULTURE

    Food is the new oil in China's global M&A push

    Posted May 31st 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Food is the new oil in China's global M&A push After spending the past decade and more than US$200 billion acquiring mines and oilfields from Australia to Argentina, China's attention is turning to food. The world's most populous nation is confronting a harsh reality: For every additional bushel of wheat or kilo of beef the world produces, China will need ...

  10. Business - China Business - INSURANCE

    Insurers consider likelihood of catastrophic storm in the Pearl River Delta

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Millions go without fresh water, power, sanitation and food, resulting in the loss of thousands of lives. That a major, catastrophic storm will hit the delta in the years ahead is not so much ...




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