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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must act now to solve its waste problem

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It is a sound idea that has still to go through several stages of approval if it is to become law. However, if all goes smoothly, it could be implemented as soon as 2016. With landfills on the verge ... people will resist paying. A voluntary recycling scheme has similarly met with widespread lack of interest. Not-in-my-backyard syndrome has meant that plans to expand landfills and build ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Delay in disclosing toxic run-off makes landfill expansion a harder sell

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... an alert on toxic water leaked from a landfill in North district. Although no one is believed to be drinking from the channel found to be contaminated, some farmers are said to irrigate their crops ... that the Tuen Mun landfill might have had similar problems last year. This was first revealed during a radio phone-in programme; officials later denied the allegation. The plan to expand the city's ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Delays in landfill extension, recycling efforts a waste of crucial time

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Delays a waste of crucial time Last week, lawmakers of a works subcommittee voted in favour of expanding the near-saturated landfills in Tuen Mun and Ta Kwu Ling, clearing ... belie the problems with the flagging industry. It was reported that plastic bottles collected from recycle bins were sometimes dumped in the landfill; simply because they were dirty. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong cannot continue with its wasteful ways

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... landfills reaching capacity in 2019, the waste management strategies that successive governments have raised, but failed to implement, can no longer be ignored. Each is controversial, which is why ... The landfills have to be extended; that is unfortunate, but given the amount of time other measures will take, necessary. Waste disposal charges, acceptable to 60 per cent of respondents to a public ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong has reached a tipping point on handling waste

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:52am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by 40 per cent by 2022. New food treatment centres could help cut organic trash by 40 per cent in nine years, easing the burden on the city's landfills. Education will play a key role ... landfill expansion and a waste incinerator off Shek Kwu Chau. Both proposals remain controversial for environmental reasons, despite claims that without them Hong Kong will become a city ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Swift action vital to solve Hong Kong's garbage crisis

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Swift action vital on garbage crisis Garbage disposal in a wasteful city like Hong Kong has proved to be a challenge. After a series of setbacks in expanding the landfills ... for environment chief Wong Kam-sing. The beleaguered minister was dealt a heavy blow when he failed to push through proposals to expand three near-saturated landfills early this month. It remains unclear ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Waste charging necessary to develop a recycling mentality

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 03:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial The way ahead on tackling waste Our rubbish is forgotten after it is put out for collection. Those who live near the landfills where it ends up see and smell things ... tip. But with our three landfills reaching capacity in 2016, fleshing out and fine-tuning the government's blueprint for waste disposal has to be a priority. The mix of charging, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's refuse problem can't be swept under the rug

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Rubbish can't be swept under rug Hong Kong risks running into a refuse disposal crisis after plans to expand a near-saturated landfill in Tseung Kwan O were put on hold ... But for the city, it is a major setback. It remains unclear whether plans to expand two other landfills, in Tuen Mun and Ta Kwu Ling, can go ahead. But those living near the two sites are understandably ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Everyone must make sacrifices if Hong Kong is to hit flats target

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Sacrifice needed to hit flats target Increasingly, the "not in my backyard" mentality has become an obstacle to new developments in various spheres. From landfill ... to live near a landfill or columbarium. Nor does anyone want their quality of living to suffer as a result of development nearby. But the pressure to build more housing is growing. A government ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time to pay for the inevitable

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to pay for the inevitable No developed city in Asia and perhaps the world is as wasteful as Hong Kong. With landfills fast approaching breaking point and objections ... of trash a day, an astounding amount given Hong Kong's small size and limited waste disposal options. Without action, our three landfills will have reached capacity within six years. ...




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