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  1. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    'Super prison' rising out of the sea is back on agenda for Hong Kong planners

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A super prison or landfill site rising out of the sea off Hong Kong is back on the agenda, and pitching planners against environmentalists Man-made islands make waves A debate over moving prisons and landfills to artificial islands has erupted - with an engineering expert saying prime sites such as Stanley jail could be put to better use, and opponents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1206472/super-prison-rising-out-sea-back-agenda-hong-kong-planners
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More urgency needed on growing waste problem

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... on the way forward. Meanwhile, people seem unaware of their wasteful habits. Mountains of rubbish continue to be thrown out every day, and our landfills are fast reaching their capacity. However, ... 2016, just two years before our landfills are expected to be filled. Admittedly, a waste-charging scheme involves a great deal of logistics and compliance issues. For instance, the charge may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1106990/more-urgency-needed-growing-waste-problem
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Minister has landfill reclamation in his sights As the environment minister hoped for a bullseye at the archery range, elsewhere in Ngau Chi Wan Park some ... as a landfill site, it housed the daily mountain of rubbish discarded by throwaway-happy Hongkongers. The park is built on one of 13 restored landfill sites in various districts from Kwun Tong to Tai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1536416/hong-kong-sets-aside-hk1-billion-landfill-reclamation-drive
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers finally vote to back HK$2b Tseung Kwan O landfill extension

    Posted May 21st 2014, 02:04pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Landfill extension go-ahead after filibuster cut short Environment officials scored a bitter victory yesterday when lawmakers finally voted to fund a controversial extension of the landfill ... a "dictator" and blocking debate. Legco's Finance Committee will now vote on the proposal. The government says the extension is necessary because the city's landfill sites are approaching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517167/legco-panel-finally-votes-back-hk2b-tseung-kwan-o-landfill-extension
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    HKFA to bid for government 'landfill' funding for Tseung Kwan O training facility

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:08pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Chairman says government scheme can bring forward construction of centre without having to wait for Jockey Club support HKFA eyes 'landfill' funds ... in his policy address in January that the government had earmarked HK$1 billion to set up a Restored Landfill Revitalisation Funding Scheme to develop recreational facilities. One of the proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1518102/hkfa-bid-government-landfill-funding-tseung-kwan-o-training-facility
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Decision on Hong Kong’s ‘last resort’ landfill, incinerator plans put on hold again

    Posted May 07th 2014, 01:14pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Demonstrators and lawmakers disrupt environment secretary's efforts to gain speedy approval for landfill and incinerator projects Vote on waste ... A meeting of a Legislative Council subcommittee studying plans to extend the Tseung Kwan O landfill and to construct an incinerator off Shek Kwu Chau was forced to a close before it reached its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1506542/decision-last-resort-waste-plans-put-hold-again
  7. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Hundreds of 'worst ever' Atari video game dug up from landfill in New Mexico

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:04am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Albuquerque 'Worst ever' video game dug up from landfill Documentary filmmakers digging in a landfill in the US state of New Mexico have unearthed hundreds of E.T. ... or even millions of the unwanted cartridges made by Atari were buried in a landfill in Alamogordo, about 320 kilometres southeast of Albuquerque. Who dumped the cartridges, how many they buried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1498611/hundreds-worst-ever-atari-video-game-dug-landfill-new-mexico
  8. News - Hong Kong - LANDFILLS

    What a load of rubbish: councillor says government is fear mongering over landfills

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Landfills: are officials just talking rubbish? The government has been scaremongering by saying the Tseung Kwan O landfill will overflow by next year, ... Fong has been opposing the government's HK$20 billion proposals for the extension of three landfills including the Tseung Kwan O tip and construction of a waste incinerator on Shek Kwu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1487186/what-load-rubbish-councillor-says-government-fear-mongering-over
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers split over controversial HK$20b waste landfill and incinerator plans

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 03:09pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Boos from public gallery as lawmakers fail to reach any agreement on 'urgent' proposed landfill extension and incinerator plant HK$20 ... Kwan O landfill and the construction of a waste incinerator plant in Shek Kwu Chau. The deferral, at the legislature's public works subcommittee, pushes the issue to the next meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483909/lawmakers-split-over-controversial-hk20-billion-waste-landfill-and
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All Hong Kong must get behind plans for incinerator and landfill extensions

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:12pm by RICHARD VUYLSTEKE

    ... Richard Vuylsteke Richard Vuylsteke says other measures will take time to gain momentum HK must get behind plans for incinerator, landfill extensions The Environment Bureau's blueprint for sustainable use of resources has called for co-ordinated action on waste prevention, reuse, recycling, recovery, treatment and landfills to resolve Hong Kong's escalating waste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1482091/all-hong-kong-must-get-behind-plans-incinerator-and-landfill-extensions

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