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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. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling firms to get up to HK$5 million to divert waste from landfills

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Recycling companies to receive grants to divert waste from landfills, but insiders say its success depends on how much filters down to workers Scheme ... in a reduction in the amount of waste sent to the city's fast-filling landfills. Chambers representing recycling businesses can apply for up to HK$10 million to improve safety and environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474296/recycling-firms-get-hk5-million-divert-waste-landfills
  5. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Police search landfill for HK$28 million painting 'after cleaners mistake it for rubbish'

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by SHIRLEY ZHAO, Ng Kang Chung

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Ng Kang Chung Landfill search for HK$28m painting Cleaners at the city's Grand Hyatt hotel are suspected to have dumped a painting that had just sold for more than HK$28 million with rubbish that was then taken to a landfill. The Chinese ink wash painting, Snowy Mountain, by Cui Ruzhuo went under the hammer for HK$28.75 million, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1470196/police-search-landfill-hk28-million-painting-after-cleaners-mistake
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Landfill, incinerator plans pass Legco's environmental affairs panel

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:57pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Government scores rare victory after previous requests to fund waste solution were rebuffed Landfill expansion, incinerator plans clear first hurdle Controversial plans to deal with Hong Kong's mountain of waste cleared an early hurdle yesterday. The expansion of three landfills and construction of an incinerator at an island off Lantau won approval ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459181/legco-panel-backs-landfill-and-incinerator-plans
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Building incinerators at landfills a better solution for Hong Kong's waste

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:55am by Daniël van Scheltinga

    ... Daniël van Scheltinga Daniël van Scheltinga says HK should consider cheaper, greener alternative Building incinerators at landfill sites a better waste solution Waste is a problem ... by dumping it in landfills, will no longer work in the near future. Hong Kong's three landfills, in the New Territories, are nearing their maximum capacity and will be full in 2015, 2017 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1457563/building-incinerators-landfills-better-solution-hong-kongs
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Exempt those living near landfills from rubbish fee, says Exco's Bernard Chan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Live near a landfill, pay no rubbish fee: adviser People living near landfills earmarked for expansion should be exempted from a proposed fee for rubbish disposal, a top government adviser says. Bernard Chan, a member of the Executive Council and chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development, said it was necessary to extend the landfills ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455105/exempt-those-living-near-landfills-rubbish-fee-says-excos-bernard
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green groups want phased approach to landfill funding

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Environmentalists hope new approach could hold government to account over waste Phase funds for landfills, say green groups Green groups want the government to apply for landfill expansion funds in stages so that it can be held to account for its progress in waste reduction. Their suggestion comes ahead of today's public hearing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454282/green-groups-want-phased-approach-landfill-funding
  10. Comment - Letters

    Landfill extensions will threaten public health

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Landfill extensions will pose threat to public health Zero-waste plans are well advanced worldwide. San Francisco is already at 80 per cent recycling, with plans to reach ... recycling, based on proven "carbon to earth not air" technologies, would eliminate around 50 per cent of Hong Kong waste to landfills. Singapore's construction waste recycling rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1451100/landfill-extensions-will-threaten-public-health

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