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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ignorance leads to fears over burning

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Waste-to-energy expert says worries over use of incinerators come from 'misinformation' and only serve to delay a sensible option for city Ignorance leads to fears over burning Most of the objections against incineration are unfounded or overstated, according to an international expert on converting waste to energy. Professor Nickolas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1231669/ignorance-leads-fears-over-burning
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Second incinerator is not a burning issue: environment secretary Wong Kam-sing

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Second incinerator not a burning issue: minister The environment minister says his priority now is to get lawmakers to approve his plans for a landfill extension in Tseung Kwan O and a waste incinerator in Shek Kwu Chau, and that he does not intend to push for a second incinerator just yet. Over the past few months, Secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474304/second-incinerator-not-burning-issue-environment-secretary-wong-kam
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers split over controversial HK$20b waste landfill and incinerator plans

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:09pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Boos from public gallery as lawmakers fail to reach any agreement on 'urgent' proposed landfill extension and incinerator plant HK$20 ... Kwan O landfill and the construction of a waste incinerator plant in Shek Kwu Chau. The deferral, at the legislature's public works subcommittee, pushes the issue to the next meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483909/lawmakers-split-over-controversial-hk20-billion-waste-landfill-and
  4. 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

    ... 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 ... reduction in waste ending up in landfills. At the same time, waste incineration has been embraced as an environmentally friendly source of energy. The statistics speak for themselves: equal shares ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1482809/sweden-shows-incineration-can-play-key-role-waste-management-plan
  5. Comment - Letters

    Legco should back government's proposed incinerator

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Legislators should back government's proposed incinerator Government figures show about 9,300 tonnes per day of municipal solid waste being dumped in our landfills ... of different thermal treatment technologies, backs the government's recommendation that mass-burn moving grate incineration technology should be adopted for the first plant. Other emerging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1484942/legco-should-back-governments-proposed-incinerator
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All Hong Kong must get behind plans for incinerator and landfill extensions

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:12pm by RICHARD VUYLSTEKE

    ... Richard Vuylsteke Richard Vuylsteke says other measures will take time to gain momentum HK must get behind plans for incinerator, landfill extensions The Environment Bureau's ... space, a proportion of the residual waste needs to be treated by incineration. Many developed economies have adopted this proven technique for waste reduction. The Environment Bureau has, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1482091/all-hong-kong-must-get-behind-plans-incinerator-and-landfill-extensions
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Planned incinerator could be toxic for detox island

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Planned incinerator could be toxic for detox island Building an incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau could put many drug addicts back on the streets and at increased ... incinerator were to be built on a reclaimed portion of the southern part of the island, Wu said the ensuing noise, light and air pollution would increase patients' stress levels and deter drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466526/planned-incinerator-could-be-toxic-detox-island
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shek Kwu Chau waste incinerator location a ‘non-issue’, says Dutch delegation

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:14am by Ernest Kao

    ... of the Netherlands’ book and not pay compensation to residents living near the site of the planned HK$18.2 billion garbage incinerator in Shek Kwu Chau, according to a Dutch delegation. Herman Huisman, senior ... on environmental issues. “In the Netherlands, we decided not to compensate people near incinerators because it was proven that there were no negative effects,” said Huisman. “In our country, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459092/shek-kwu-chau-waste-incinerator-location-non-issue-says-dutch
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Landfill, incinerator plans pass Legco's environmental affairs panel

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:57pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Government scores rare victory after previous requests to fund waste solution were rebuffed Landfill expansion, incinerator plans clear first hurdle Controversial plans to deal with Hong Kong's mountain of waste cleared an early hurdle yesterday. The expansion of three landfills and construction of an incinerator at an island off Lantau won approval ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459181/legco-panel-backs-landfill-and-incinerator-plans
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Building incinerators at landfills a better solution for Hong Kong's waste

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:55am by Daniël van Scheltinga

    ... Daniël van Scheltinga Daniël van Scheltinga says HK should consider cheaper, greener alternative Building incinerators at landfill sites a better waste solution Waste is a problem ... of the three landfills while also building an integrated waste management facility, which would reduce the volume of waste as well as produce electricity during the incineration process. Thanks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1457563/building-incinerators-landfills-better-solution-hong-kongs

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