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  1. Business - Companies

    New Zealand waste management firm sold to Beijing Capital

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:09am by Reuters

    ... in environmentally friendly landfill methods, odour management and hazardous waste handling. Australia and New Zealand waste management companies were well placed to benefit from China's demand, analysts said, because they were experienced in landfill technologies and sustainable waste management because of government levies that encouraged such practices. Sources said Beijing Capital, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Landlord sues Annells' AzureTax over unpaid office rent

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:27am by Howard Winn

    ... regards the proposed Shek Kwu Chau incinerator as "an essential tool to help Hong Kong reduce its reliance on landfills". The project is currently in limbo, having been refused funding ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Charles Li makes a big call on one country, one system

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 01:30am by Howard Winn

    ... of thermal waste treatment facilities. The briefing paper notes that that the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator is "an essential tool to help Hong Kong reduce reliance on landfills". This begs ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  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 ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Does the government need to rethink its incinerator project?

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn howard.winn@scmp.com The government's plans for dealing with waste are beginning to look awry. It recently had to withdraw its proposal to extend landfills in the face ... therefore, no need for barging toxic waste. Indeed, instead of one large unit, a number of smaller units could be built- one for each of the landfills, which could gradually munch their way through ...




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