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  1. HK's landfill sites provide a source of renewable energy

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Unless it happens to be the favourite children's character Stig of the Dump, most people think nothing useful emerges from rubbish dumps or landfill sites, which are the end-point of much of the excesses of a wasteful economy. However, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company, better known as Towngas, views landfill sites as a useful source of renewable, clean energy. ...

  2. Resistance to Tseung Kwan O landfill

    Posted Jul 30th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Nine in 10 Tseung Kwan O residents are opposed to a decision that extends the landfill to a nearby country park, a survey has found. The Green Community polled more than 400 district residents to gauge their opinions on the Tseung Kwan O landfill and a recent Country and Marine Parks Board decision for its extension that will encroach by five hectares into Clear Water Bay ...

  3. Dumped meals using up third of landfill space

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hongkongers waste 3,200 tonnes of food a day, all of which is dumped in landfills. Greeners Action, the environmental campaigners, say this could be turned into useful material ... of Greeners Action, said: 'It is a huge loss. It also shortens the life of the city's three landfills. 'If nothing is changed, the landfills will be full in five to nine years.' ...

  4. Police bid to retrieve boy's body from under 8 metres of rubbish at landfill

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police are trying to retrieve the body of a three-year-old boy believed to be buried under about 8 metres of garbage in the Tseung Kwan O landfill. They have classified ... and put in a rubbish collection centre in Sheung Heung Road, To Kwa Wan, about 50 days ago. A rubbish truck took it to the landfill, where about 5,500 tonnes of rubbish are dumped every day. ...

  5. Plastic bag levy will do nothing to ease pressure on our landfills

    Posted Sep 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... shopping bags being disposed of in our rapidly filling landfills'. This shows how our officials have misjudged the situation with this unreasonable proposal. The government should want ... environmentally friendly bin-liner substitute can be found, it is foolhardy for the EPD to pretend it can cut the total volume of plastic bags in landfills by substituting supermarket bags with plastic ...

  6. Company diverts cartridges from landfills to office printers

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Unicorn Image Products general manager Philip So Kinkung says he hopes more cartridges from Hong Kong will find their way to his factory instead of into landfills. Mr So was speaking during a tour ... the crates containing factory components were made from recycled plastic. Printer cartridges are a very common waste product in Hong Kong. Most go to landfills, accounting for more than 10,000 tonnes ...

  7. Disused landfill sites earmarked for money-making leisure facilities

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A golf course, public parks and a football academy are among proposals to turn 13 restored landfills into usable areas while raising revenue for the government. ... disposal, Mr Ng said. Under these options, the restored Shuen Wan landfill in Tseung Kwan O is likely to be turned into a golf course to be run by a profit-making company. The site is now a golf ...

  8. Conversion of landfill gas for domestic use helps environment and could cut bills

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A project that converts gas from landfills for household use has cut tens of thousands of tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and may lead to a minor drop in tariffs. The HK$230 million project launched in April- jointly implemented by Hong Kong and China Gas, and Far East Landfill Technologies, a landfill contractor under Swire Sita Waste Services- cut carbon ...

  9. Protesters want landfill decision reversed

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A group of Sai Kung politicians and residents have demanded the Country and Marine Parks Board reverse its decision allowing the extension of a landfill that would encroach ... councillor Fan Kwok-wai said the proposal discriminated against Tseung Kwan O residents, who suffered from landfill problems, and not enough was done to promote recycling. The board had said the move ...

  10. Recovery of murdered infant's body dumped at landfill may take a month

    Posted Aug 16th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo It may take as long as a month for the body of three-year-old Leung Chun-hin to be retrieved from beneath tonnes of rubbish in the Tseung Kwan O landfill, police say. ... in a rubbish collection centre in Sheung Heung Road, To Kwa Wan, from where it was taken to the landfill. The area to be searched is as big as a football pitch and the body could be under as much ...




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