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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is it so hard to turn Hong Kong's landfills into biofuels?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Howard Winn

    ... to produce up to 1,000 tonnes of toxic bottom ash a day from the 3,000 tonnes of waste that will be fed into it. They will have to be neutralised and dumped in landfills. This goes against trends ... for the government to think out of the box, and conceive a way that Hong Kong's hugely unpopular landfills could be turned into biofuels?   The death of Hong Kong? We read of another report predicting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1589623/it-so-hard-turn-hong-kongs-landfills-biofuels
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Elvis Au yet to convince on case for an incinerator in Hong Kong

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:19am by Howard Winn

    ... and, when that is full, presumably in landfills. Another aspect of this is that about half of the MSW that currently goes to landfill is food waste; Hong Kong's is particularly wet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1519784/elvis-au-yet-convince-case-incinerator-hong-kong
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    EPD needs a Plan B for waste management

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 12:46am by Howard Winn

    ... it in the landfills. Other technologies mooted by outside groups include plasma gasification, which is increasingly being used in preference to incineration by municipal authorities around the world. ... gasification plant be set up near a landfill site. Indeed, the government has received offers to do this free but declined them. One cannot help feeling that the government is so hidebound by its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1494727/epd-needs-plan-b-waste-management
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Steve Miller plans to start his third airline

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:00am by Howard Winn

    ... 1,000 tonnes of toxic bottom ash a day on to barges and burying it in the ash lagoon or, when that fills up, in landfill. This doesn't seem to make sense.   HK Country Club politics A few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1502984/steve-miller-plans-start-his-third-airline
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HSBC apologises for UnionPay ATM-card fiasco in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... to taking pro-establishment lawmakers to dinner to win their support for the expansion of landfills. (Hopefully the exercise fell within government guidelines on entertaining.) But it all seems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1255069/hsbc-apologises-unionpay-atm-card-fiasco-hong-kong
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Incinerators are not the only way to deal with household waste

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 01:14am by Howard Winn

    ... with other routes". Food waste accounts for some 42 per cent of the waste that is sent to those troublesome landfills. Even if it took a year to initiate this scheme, it would take the pressure off the need to expand the landfills. It would make it easier to handle the remaining waste, and weakens the case for a mass burn incinerator- not that it was ever that compelling. So ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1435273/incinerators-are-not-only-way-deal-household-waste
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Why the reluctance to consider alternatives to incineration

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:43am by Howard Winn

    ... It is already struggling with landfills. Incinerators have produced dangerous emissions historically. It's not clear how safe so-called "modern" incinerators are. In addition to their emissions, they also produce toxic waste, which will have to be treated and then dumped in landfills. The number of incinerators is declining as the authorities turn to other cleaner ways of dealing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1399286/why-reluctance-consider-alternatives-incineration
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government needs to rethink its waste management policy

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 01:56am by Howard Winn

    ... Council. A South China Morning Post story recently reported that a group of academics and professionals were calling on the government to scale back landfill and get on with building ... cent of Hong Kong's waste that goes to landfills is food waste and is between 70 and 90 per cent water. Clear the Air chairman James Middleton has spoken to three engineers who say ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1396934/government-needs-rethink-its-waste-management-policy
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Buried treasure a waste when we can sell it to the Europeans

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... and Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor bemoaning the Legislative Council's reluctance to expand the landfills. The expansions are vital, we are told, or we'll have rubbish piling up on the streets. But is it really so vital to expand the landfills? One alternative which we haven't heard discussed is the possibility of selling the waste. In Europe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1279796/buried-treasure-waste-when-we-can-sell-it-europeans
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Activists to show why incinerator plan should be thrown out

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 02:45am by Howard Winn

    ... Mun Rural Committee. The group's findings to be released tomorrow will include a recommendation that food waste should be dealt with separately instead of dumping it in landfills as the government does at present. The suggestion is that food waste, which comprises 42 per cent of the waste sent to landfills and is between 70 and 90 per cent water, should be shredded at source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1362280/activists-show-why-incinerator-plan-should-be-thrown-out

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