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  1. We have to go ahead with incinerators

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The author of a recent article in the South China Morning Post ('Incinerator is a bad way to burn money,' December 30) argued against incinerators. There is no doubt ... As a result, the incineration of waste remains our most effective option. It is true that incineration is not very environmentally friendly. But it has more advantages than disadvantages. Without ...

  2. Costly bonfire plan lays waste to wealth of viable alternatives to burning problem

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... counterarguments and various alternatives, the government seems determined to continue with the plan. But why? Why spend perhaps HK$17 billion or more on first one and then a second mega-incinerator ... the environmentally destructive plans, and citing Singapore as an example of a place using incinerators. Yet it fails to mention this will not be a long-term solution for Singapore, and incineration ...

  3. HK gets green lesson on waste

    Posted Oct 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... categories. Food waste is composted and turned into soil with plans to convert it into biogas; combustible waste is incinerated and produces energy for district heating and electricity; and paper, ... The government has proposed a controversial plan to build a large incinerator, with a capacity of 3,000 tonnes a day, on a reclaimed site at Shek Kwu Chau, south of Lantau Island. Environment officials ...

  4. Can we dispose of our growing waste problem?

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... of solutions that could help us avoid a crisis in 2018, but each one has difficulties. One solution is organic processing of food waste, and incineration. Although these systems can generate fertiliser and electricity, they are unpopular. Modern incinerators are supposed to meet high emissions standards, but they produce ash, so we will still need some new landfill capacity somewhere. Officials say we ...

  5. Push for levy on rubbish disposal

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... But still, the department could not set out the way forward. Instead, the government has pushed forward plans to incinerate waste and expand landfills. Last month, the government's environmental advisory body approved of plans to build the world's largest incinerator, at a cost of between HK$8 billion and HK$13 billion, on Shek Kwu Chau, an island south of Lantau. 80% The percentage ...

  6. Solid waste disposal is a top priority

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and passed through the food chain. To tackle the problem, we need to install effective incinerators to reduce the amount of solid waste. To dispel people's fears of harmful emissions, ...

  7. HK must not drag its feet on waste control

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of waste collection. Many have built hi-tech incinerators that cause little or no pollution and substantially cut whatever waste remains. All options have been contemplated by our government. Incinerators were last discussed in 1998 and have seemingly been shelved; hundreds of thousands of recycling bins have been placed throughout Hong Kong and pilot programmes launched at various housing ...

  8. HK scrambles to avert looming crisis on waste

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Meanwhile, sites deemed suitable for a waste incinerator, designed to burn 3,000 tonnes of waste a day, will be made public in March. Depending on waste generation and recovery progress, officials would not rule out the possibility that incinerators might be built on both of the two short-listed sites- Tsang Tsui in Tuen Mun, which can be built by 2016, and Shek Kwu Chau by 2018. Yau also ...

  9. Rubbish rules

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... requirements and cut fuel consumption at incinerators. Collection days are now fixed for each category and I have to check my 'rubbish collection calendar' provided by the city. ...

  10. Watchdog proposes Lantau plant to deal with city's leftovers

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... year. The proposal was announced as environment officials were identifying a site for waste incinerators and finalising details for the municipal solid-waste charging proposals that are subject ...



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