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  1. Waste Land

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Waste Land Directors: Lucy Walker, Joao Jardim and Karen Harley Set mostly in a gigantic Rio de Janeiro landfill, this Oscar-nominated documentary zeroes in on a project ... works on both levels. The former theme is served well by the filmmakers' vivid depiction of the sprawling mayhem of Jardim Gramacho, the world's biggest landfill, and the pickers' ...

  2. We can expand airport and also solve Hong Kong's landfill problems

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to maintain the excellence of its transport/aviation facilities, and the need for landfill for the disposal of industrial, building and household waste. The enormous volumes required to enlarge the artificial island at Chek Lap Kok would address Hong Kong's landfill requirements, and if undertaken creatively, could actually improve ecological bio-diversity. This has been elegantly ...

  3. Hunt for baby at landfill after mum dumped her

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com A major police search of a Tuen Mun landfill was under way last night for a newborn girl who was abandoned on Wednesday shortly after her birth. Police ... centre in Yuen Long. From there, a rubbish truck took the garbage to the Nim Wan landfill in Tuen Mun later on Wednesday, a police officer said. Dozens of police officers in white protective ...

  4. Landfills aren't all bad, says minister

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Reclamation in Hong Kong outside Victoria Harbour would be a 'green' way to ease a space shortage for disposal of construction fill and should not be demonised, the development minister says. But green groups say the o ...

  5. Massive reduction of plastic shopping bags ending up in our landfills

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... habit. Distribution of plastic shopping bags from regulated sources, and hence disposal of such bags at landfills, has declined by about 90 per cent since the implementation. While the levy ...

  6. Parting praise for landfill

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee Reclamation would be a great answer for Hong Kong's construction waste, says John Chai Sung-veng, the outgoing director of the Civil Engineering and Development Department. Chai, who retires tomorrow after a 32-year career in the civil service, said Hongkongers should reconsider their aversion to landfills. Although there was a consensus that Victoria Harbour ...

  7. Dealing with the source of the mess

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on a single solution- landfills- as the core strategy. Former environment secretary Sarah Liao Sau-tung did understand the root cause of our waste problem, and set out a policy framework to manage municipal solid waste in 2005 that included a basket of policies such as waste charging, producer responsibility schemes and a landfill ban, along with building an incinerator. However, the current ...

  8. Public should prepare for waste disposal charge, minister warns

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent recycling rate needed to be significantly lifted because landfill sites were filling up quickly. His comments came a day after the government said it would scrap a highly unpopular plan to expand the Tseung Kwan O landfill into Clear Water Bay Country Park. The Environment Bureau is aiming for a 55 per cent recycling rate by 2015. But Yau said the city needed to go beyond ...

  9. Helper charged with infanticide

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the woman, a domestic helper, has not been disclosed. A third day of searches by dozens of police officers at a landfill in Tuen Mun, where the refuse was taken, failed to find the child yesterday. ... in a plastic bag at the rubbish collection point. Police said the search of the Nim Wan landfill would continue. ...

  10. Marine mud no longer a nuisance for developers

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... regarded as a nuisance for construction, being treated as waste and dumped in landfills or out at sea because it is too soft and will not harden when compressed. But now a solution developed ... than HK$8 million on waste disposal alone- HK$3.54 million for landfill disposal and HK$4.62 million to dump the unwanted mud into the sea. The authority said that the construction site ...




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