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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Incineration is not sustainable and poses threat to environment

    Posted May 07th 2014, 03:37am by LETTERS

    ... Incineration is not sustainable and poses threat to environment Waste sent to incinerators, landfills and waste-to-energy plants is a major source of global warming gases and chemical air, ... of their activities. Hong Kong's proposed mega-incinerator, landfill extensions, the exorbitant biogas energy plants producing unwanted fertiliser, and the world's largest sewage quad incinerator now ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Incineration shows Hong Kong is serious about ending trade in ivory

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Ivory incineration sign we're serious So long as Hong Kong continued to stockpile confiscated ivory instead of destroying it, the city sent the wrong message to people ... at the Tsing Yi chemical waste treatment plant. The incineration was timely, following a claim by wildlife trade watchdog Traffic that interceptions of shipments and trade data showed that ivory ...

  4. News - China

    Public suspicion greets China’s pledge on waste incinerator

    Posted May 12th 2014, 05:37pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Government pledges to seek public approval for a planned waste incinerator in eastern China failed to appease the project’s neighbours on Monday after thousands ... for the incinerator even as they pursued the arrests of more than a dozen people behind the weekend protests in the city of Hangzhou that injured at least 10 demonstrators and 29 policemen. One neighbour, who ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Stringent licensing system for selling legal ivory in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:06am by LETTERS

    ... to destroy the illegal ivory confiscated under enforcement action. The phased destruction by incineration began in May. In future, confiscated ivory that comes under the custody of the department will be disposed of by incineration on a regular basis. Dr P. M. So, assistant director (conservation), Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Bureau misled panel on incinerator

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 04:32am by LETTERS

    ... Bureau misled panel on proposed Shek Kwu Chau incinerator How low will the Environment Bureau go to inflict the worst and costliest waste-disposal option on Hong Kong? In April 2012, its proposal to build a mega incinerator off Shek Kwu Chau was rejected by Legco's panel on environmental affairs. Yet on Monday, February 24, the bureau presented the same proposal to the panel, ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Officials have failed to convince public about merits of incinerator

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by LETTERS

    ... Officials have failed to convince public about merits of incinerator I am among people who have written saying that the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator project is driven by politics and vested ... are in the Environmental Protection Department. Proponents of the incinerator- and the related expansion of three landfills- have held fast to arguments that have been presented for years, without convincing Hong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Decision on Hong Kong’s ‘last resort’ landfill, incinerator plans put on hold again

    Posted May 07th 2014, 01:14pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Demonstrators and lawmakers disrupt environment secretary's efforts to gain speedy approval for landfill and incinerator projects Vote on waste ... A meeting of a Legislative Council subcommittee studying plans to extend the Tseung Kwan O landfill and to construct an incinerator off Shek Kwu Chau was forced to a close before it reached its ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Group offers to buy Hong Kong's waste and use it as a resource

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 07:00am by Howard Winn

    ... a tonne or US$42 million a year. Capital costs are reckoned to be HK$8 billion. The government is planning to spend about HK$60 billion building and running an incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau ... plants at power stations. That is the broad outline of the plan. It also envisages there would be no waste going to landfills or being used as feedstock for mega incinerator projects. "We ...

  10. No columbarium objections so far, health official says

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... officials brief Kwai Tsing District Council about their proposals. The district has three shortlisted sites, one sitting on an old waste incinerator site, one on a site southeast of the incinerator ...




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