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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is it so hard to turn Hong Kong's landfills into biofuels?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Howard Winn

    ... an incinerator. This is, we are told, after having examined all other forms of technology for dealing with such waste. Despite the supposed "advantages" of an incinerator, it is still going ... elsewhere where the authorities are rejecting incineration and adopting other processes such as gasification that produce no emissions and no toxic waste. On the other hand, they produce syngas, ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 30, 2014

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by LETTERS

    ... Waste plans limited to incineration I refer to the letter by Elvis W. K. Au, assistant director of environmental protection (" Government serious about tackling waste ", August ... Bureau's only major plan is the mega-incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau, from which toxic ash residue must be shipped across the busy harbour to be dumped in expanded landfills. The bureau has ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Activists to show why incinerator plan should be thrown out

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 02:45am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn A New Territories group will tomorrow publish a report recommending that the government does not proceed with the controversial Shek Kwu Chau incinerator. The New Territories Concern Group (NTCG) has taken up the issue of Hong Kong's waste management and recently sent a delegation to Europe to inspect waste management systems including incinerators ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by STAFF

    ... protesters. The committee has 18 funding requests to get through that were delayed by filibustering before the summer break, including those for two landfill extensions and a waste incinerator ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs a sustainable disposal solution to tackle mounting waste

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by LETTERS

    ... of the fundamental issues in waste management. The fact is that no finite-capacity waste disposal facilities, be they landfills or incinerators, can handle a rising amount of waste. As the population increases (7.8 million residents plus 100 million mainland visitors per year by 2023), the amount of waste will increase, landfills will fill up and any incinerator will operate at maximum capacity, ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Sticking with Shek Kwu Chau incinerator as best option

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 12:33am

    ... Why Shek Kwu Chau incinerator is still the best option available I wish to respond to the letters by Mary Melville on the disposal of food waste (" Environment-friendly fix makes ... the European Union Directive on Incineration of Waste, which requires very high heat flue gas combustion. Plasma gasification technology is mainly used for treating industrial or special waste. Its ...

  7. News - World

    US considering incinerating Syria's chemical weapons on a barge

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 04:10am by NYT

    ... dissolving or incinerating the weapons' chemical components on a barge, according to senior US officials. The two systems under review are intended to destroy the materials that are designed ... at sea US OFFICIAL ON REMOVING CHEMICAL WEAPONS FROM SYRIA Under one plan, five incinerators operating aboard the barge would destroy all of Syria's most serious precursor materials ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 16, 2014

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:44am by LETTERS

    ... Incinerator figures don't add up Elvis Au (" Incinerator will adopt proven, cost-effective technology on island ", August 5) continues to weave his tangled web of half-truths. He revealed that of the HK$18.2 billion requested for the project, HK$12.7 billion is to build the incinerator and HK$5.5 billion (30 per cent of the total cost) to build infrastructure ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Austria banks on spirit of innovation to forge deeper ties with Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by CLAUDIA REINPRECHT

    ... incineration and management, or green energy projects such as the "crowd funding" of solar panels in the city and eco-business plans for private enterprises. As one of the smartest and most ...




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