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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Toxic waste mountains threaten Southeast Asia's booming megacities

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... fears that poor planning and lax law enforcement are tipping Thailand towards a waste crisis. Locals had long pressed for the closure of the foul-smelling Praeksa landfill site, wedged between ... mountain", open landfills blight Southeast Asia's booming megacities, as urban planners labour to keep pace with rapid urbanisation and industrial growth. Experts warn those dumps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583114/toxic-waste-mountains-threaten-southeast-asias-booming-megacities
  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 30, 2014

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by LETTERS

    ... collected in the 26,000 bins still dumped in landfills? Why does Au have no accurate figures on the amount of waste recycled? Where is the cooperation among the Environmental Protection, Food ... Bureau's only major plan is the mega-incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau, from which toxic ash residue must be shipped across the busy harbour to be dumped in expanded landfills. The bureau has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1581937/letters-editor-august-30-2014
  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 28, 2014

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by LETTERS

    ... landfill space in Hong Kong. Having just returned from my home in Jersey, in the Channel Islands, for a summer holiday, I was perplexed and interested in the similar situation there regarding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1581270/letters-editor-august-28-2014
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 27, 2014

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by LETTERS

    ... waste has already been transported by large specialised container vessels from the existing refuse transfer stations on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon to landfills for 20 years. The same mode ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580943/letters-editor-august-27-2014
  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 26, 2014

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... adequate waste-to-energy facilities coupled with adequate landfill space, Hong Kong should not invest significantly in the recycling industry because we do not have adequate landfill space ... and should be recycled into our limited landfill capacity while we wait for the incinerator to save the day. This is strange logic. Little wonder, then, that the Hong Kong public have absolutely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1580681/letters-editor-august-26-2014
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Friend of Boston bomb suspect pleads guilty to removing evidence

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... landfill. Inside were fireworks allegedly used in making bombs, a jar of Vaseline and a thumb drive for a computer. Twin bombs planted at the marathon finish line on April 15 last year killed three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579442/friend-boston-bomb-suspect-pleads-guilty-removing-evidence
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR will review policy after death of dog on tracks sparks outrage

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:42pm by Lai Ying-kit, Brian Yap and Shirley Zhao

    ... with powdered bleach and seal it in an airtight bag before taking it to a landfill. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on Thursday criticised the MTR Corporation for not enlisting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579207/mtr-will-review-policy-after-death-dog-tracks-sparks-outrage
  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 18, 2014

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by LETTERS

    ... and Taiwan. These advanced economies all have adequate waste-to-energy facilities coupled with adequate landfill space to handle waste that cannot be further reduced or recycled. The government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1575674/letters-editor-august-18-2014
  9. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Recycled clothes shaping up as the next fashion trend

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:47pm by GDN

    ... but the world population is growing, as are Western habits. Apparel consumption is likely to keep increasing, an alarming thought as most worn-out clothing goes straight to the landfill. "Until now old clothes have often been used as filler material for underneath wall-to-wall carpeting, but when the carpeting is removed or the building is knocked down, the material goes to the landfill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1574296/recycled-clothes-shaping-next-fashion-trend
  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 17, 2014

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by LETTERS

    ... to commit such an environmental crime- of dumping 1,000 boxes of meat and vegetable products at the West New Territories Landfill, which were supplied to McDonald's by a Shanghai factory under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1575026/letters-editor-august-17-2014

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