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  1. Disney invites landfill concerns

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... it into a landfill or we can say 'Hello, e-Bay!' ...

  2. Feathers ruffled but Singapore's eco-dump wins fans

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... Crabs, fish and birds are finding sanctuary in the world's first offshore landfill, writes Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop A landfill is often a filthy and malodorous place, but in squeaky clean Singapore even its sole working landfill smells of roses- well, a fresh sea breeze to be more exact. The Pulau Semakau landfill is basically the city-state's rubbish bin. Yet ...

  3. Football field for old dump

    Posted Nov 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A restored landfill in Tseung Kwan O will be turned into a football training centre for young people. A sports association has secured funding to build and operate the centre on the 62-hectare site, assistant director of environmental protection Ellen Chan Ying-lung said. It is also planned to use the Shuen Wan landfill as a place to fly toy aircraft. The moves ...

  4. New Territories residents hold the nose and point a finger

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung Thousands of residents in Tseung Kwan O South complained of an unusually strong garbage smell during the rainy days of June, but the government denies the nearby landfill ... Territories Landfill at Tai Chik Sha, Tseung Kwan O. The residents said a foul smell was extremely strong during the two weeks in June when it rained heavily, and suspected the smell came from ...

  5. What cost waste?

    Posted Dec 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should Hong Kong homes and businesses be charged for solid waste to encourage them to recycle more? Such a law is to take effect in 2007 as part of a strategy to cut rubbish dumped in landfills. Share your views: write to us ...

  6. Rubbish scheme may pay off

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of in landfills. According to the government, the existing landfills can only last another six to 10 years if the amount of waste is not reduced. Since the launch of the three-colour waste separation bin ... and a landfill cost-saving of $65 million, according to the Environmental Protection Department. The recovery rate of domestic waste was 14 per cent as of last year. The department hopes to increase ...

  7. Temporary waste site to be expanded

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... surplus construction and demolition waste to Hong Kong's overstretched landfills as this would slash their life from six years to as little as four. Environment officials hoped ... of waste dumped in landfills. It is estimated that more than 19 million tonnes was dumped last year. A spokesman for the environment bureau said talks with the mainland were continuing. A municipal ...

  8. Kent bows to Greens on 'packaging abuse'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of cigarettes. The green group had said the foam was undesirable packaging material because it was not biodegradable, directly contributing more waste to landfills. 'To relieve the public's ... Hon-keung, environmental affairs manager of Friends of the Earth, urged the company to recycle the materials rather than dump it in a landfill. 'Despite the victory, there is still a lot of work ...

  9. Time to promote eco-friendly habit

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people throw away a lot of newspapers. This is a huge waste. Most of them are dumped in landfills that are close to capacity. I believe the government can organise activities ... planet will be protected. CHAN LAI-SHAN Thanks for your letter, Lai-shan. The amount of waste that people and businesses produce every day is overwhelming. And landfills ...

  10. Should we be charged for household waste removal?

    Posted Dec 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to construction waste, domestic waste is the main source of landfills. It seems that as long as those plastic bags, old batteries, paper and food scraps are out of sight, they stay ... of the Earth, landfill charging is 'a matter of urgency'. Although we are not paying for our own household rubbish, taxpayers have spent $15billion a year on landfills since 1995. Education ...




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