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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling campaign spares landfill of 16 tonnes of mooncake containers

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Housing Authority's recycling campaign collects some 54,000 containers for the traditional treat Landfill spared 16 tonnes of mooncake boxes Some 54,000 mooncake boxes will not go to landfill thanks to an environmental drive to collect for recycling the metal tins and cardboard boxes that contain the traditional treat. The Moon Cake Box Recycling 2014 campaign, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1619582/recycling-campaign-spares-landfill-16-tonnes-mooncake-containers
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New plan for Tuen Mun landfill extension fails to satisfy councillors

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Environment minister cuts area for Tuen Mun landfill extension by 10 per cent, but local politicians insist on a 75 per cent reduction New waste plan fails to please councillors The environment minister has been told to come up with a better offer if he wants to stand a chance of winning over local politicians resisting a landfill extension ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594898/new-plan-tuen-mun-landfill-extension-fails-satisfy-councillors
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Good riddance to bad rubbish: 15 tonnes of Husi-supplied McDonald's food buried in landfill

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:39am

    ... Staff Reporter Disposal part of operation to dump of 110 tonnes of products imported by fast food chain from Shanghai factory of supplier at centre of "rotten meat" scandal Some 15 tonnes of food products imported to Hong Kong by a supplier at the centre of a rotten meat scandal were buried in the West New Territories Landfill on Tuesday. The disposal is part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562530/good-riddance-bad-rubbish-15-tonnes-husi-products-buried-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Cash for landfill revamps backed despite concerns

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Lawmakers say government is being inflexible by insisting only non-profit groups can use sites Cash for landfill revamps backed despite concerns A request for HK$40 million in funding to help non-profit groups make use of former landfill sites has been backed by the Legislative Council's environmental affairs panel, despite concerns the plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557674/cash-landfill-revamps-backed-despite-concerns
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    US architect's recycling centre plan may help solve Hong Kong's waste woes

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... centre plan may solve landfill woes An award-winning American architect has proposed transforming some of the city's municipal services buildings and refuse collection points ... roof. Schmidt came up with the scheme as the saga over funding for the extension of landfills and an incineration plant continues in the legislature. "The goal of such a centre would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620082/us-architects-recycling-centre-plan-may-help-solve-hong-kongs-waste
  9. 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
  10. 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

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