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  1. Ban would overwhelm landfills

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Material destined for the Central reclamation project will have to be dumped at landfills if work is scrapped, scaled down or indefinitely postponed, a source close to the government says. The policy of the government, eager to ease pressure on landfill sites, is that construction and demolition waste is used at reclamation sites. But it may not be possible in the coming years as some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430945/ban-would-overwhelm-landfills
  2. Landfills 'could be full by 2007 if unchecked'

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong's landfills could be full in four to seven years if the dumping of construction and demolition waste is not controlled, the environment chief warned ... sorted it for recycling. Unsorted waste will cost $125 a tonne to dump at landfills. Sorted waste, depending on its contents, will cost $27 to dump at reclamation sites and $100 a tonne ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438523/landfills-could-be-full-2007-if-unchecked
  3. Payment plan to extend life of landfills

    Posted Nov 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of construction waste after a landfill charging scheme is introduced, the government says. The Environment, Transport and Works Bureau plans to introduce an amendment bill on the charging scheme next month, according to a paper submitted to the legislature. The construction waste-disposal charging scheme aims to lengthen the life of landfills and recover the costs of operating them. Under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435462/payment-plan-extend-life-landfills
  4. Dump sites may be expanded

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai With concern rising that landfills will run out of space in the next few years, a study also proposes building two more The life of waste-dumping sites in Hong Kong could be extended until the mid-2020s under a proposed landfill expansion plan. The proposal has been drawn up by the Environmental Protection Department after it completed a study launched two years ago ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439089/dump-sites-may-be-expanded
  5. Talkback

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Are landfills the best way to dispose of Hong Kong's waste? I have often wondered why a territory with a standard of living comparable to that of many developed countries is still depending on landfill for disposal of most of its household waste. The key to successful recycling is separation at the source. Newspapers and magazines, cans, plastic, glass and organic waste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439510/talkback
  6. Capital to clean up its illegal dumping sites

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But the critics say landfill is no more than a short-term solution for Beijing Beijing officials are struggling to cope with tonnes of human and household waste that are being illegally ... criticised the plan, which relies exclusively on landfills to tackle the enormous waste problem. Under the campaign, the authorities have undertaken to clean up the 73 largest illegal rubbish dumps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432065/capital-clean-its-illegal-dumping-sites
  7. Don't let recycling experiment go to waste

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Packaging, construction waste, computer parts and electronics. These make up some of the many tonnes of rubbish that Hong Kong consumers and businesses send to landfills each day. Plastics ... a system that charges minimal fees to those who generate and dispose of waste, where the government provides heavy subsidies to run landfills and where there are not enough incentives to recycle. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428699/dont-let-recycling-experiment-go-waste
  8. Recycling revolution emerges from rubble

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Waste that would otherwise be dumped into our shrinking landfill sites will be transformed into paving bricks and blocks The waste-intensive construction industry is to be asked to buy ... that would otherwise end up in landfill sites. 'Our main target is to turn waste into a resource. We produce a lot of construction and demolition waste in Hong Kong every day and we cannot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423169/recycling-revolution-emerges-rubble
  9. Capital to improve rubbish disposal

    Posted Dec 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... every year, 90 per cent of which is dumped in landfills, according to Beijing's first official report on the disposal problem in the city. The municipal government has put aside 3.2 billion ... Nie said, explaining that townships were responsible for footing the disposal bill. At present, 89.6 per cent of Beijing's rubbish rests in landfills, 5.8 per cent is composted and 4.6 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439401/capital-improve-rubbish-disposal
  10. What a load of rubbish

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Hong Kong's cast-away culture is putting the city's landfill sites under pressure, but waste experts and green groups have yet to find a viable solution, Hannah Lee reports Han ... Territories landfill. But first, it is vetted by Mr Han. The aluminium cans he retrieves are resold for seven cents each, and paper for $40 per 100 kilograms. The rest he tosses down a chute that runs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439049/what-load-rubbish

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