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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    More urgency needed on growing waste problem

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... on the way forward. Meanwhile, people seem unaware of their wasteful habits. Mountains of rubbish continue to be thrown out every day, and our landfills are fast reaching their capacity. However, ... 2016, just two years before our landfills are expected to be filled. Admittedly, a waste-charging scheme involves a great deal of logistics and compliance issues. For instance, the charge may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1106990/more-urgency-needed-growing-waste-problem
  2. 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
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All Hong Kong must get behind plans for incinerator and landfill extensions

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:12pm by RICHARD VUYLSTEKE

    ... Richard Vuylsteke Richard Vuylsteke says other measures will take time to gain momentum HK must get behind plans for incinerator, landfill extensions The Environment Bureau's blueprint for sustainable use of resources has called for co-ordinated action on waste prevention, reuse, recycling, recovery, treatment and landfills to resolve Hong Kong's escalating waste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1482091/all-hong-kong-must-get-behind-plans-incinerator-and-landfill-extensions
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Building incinerators at landfills a better solution for Hong Kong's waste

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:55am by Daniël van Scheltinga

    ... Daniël van Scheltinga Daniël van Scheltinga says HK should consider cheaper, greener alternative Building incinerators at landfill sites a better waste solution Waste is a problem ... by dumping it in landfills, will no longer work in the near future. Hong Kong's three landfills, in the New Territories, are nearing their maximum capacity and will be full in 2015, 2017 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1457563/building-incinerators-landfills-better-solution-hong-kongs
  5. Comment - Letters

    Landfill extensions will threaten public health

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Landfill extensions will pose threat to public health Zero-waste plans are well advanced worldwide. San Francisco is already at 80 per cent recycling, with plans to reach ... recycling, based on proven "carbon to earth not air" technologies, would eliminate around 50 per cent of Hong Kong waste to landfills. Singapore's construction waste recycling rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1451100/landfill-extensions-will-threaten-public-health
  6. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs a sustainable disposal solution to tackle mounting waste

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by LETTERS

    ... Sustainable disposal solution needed to tackle mounting waste Michael Chugani (" Let landfill opponents drown in their own waste," July 16) reveals his lack of understanding of the fundamental issues in waste management. The fact is that no finite-capacity waste disposal facilities, be they landfills or incinerators, can handle a rising amount of waste. As the population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1559409/hong-kong-needs-sustainable-disposal-solution-tackle-mounting-waste
  7. Comment - Letters

    Rezoning existing landfill sites for incinerator not a good idea

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 03:44am by LETTERS

    ... Rezoning landfill sites for incinerator will not solve waste problems I refer to Ian Brownlee's article ("Community has the know-how to tackle Hong Kong's waste ... existing landfill sites for incinerators. I agree that the government should give these initiatives some consideration. Yet on a practical basis, I do not see how they can be a wiser use of public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1385340/rezoning-existing-landfill-sites-incinerator-not-good-idea
  8. Comment - Letters

    Incineration is not sustainable and poses threat to environment

    Posted May 07th 2014, 03:37am by LETTERS

    ... Incineration is not sustainable and poses threat to environment Waste sent to incinerators, landfills and waste-to-energy plants is a major source of global warming gases and chemical air, ... of their activities. Hong Kong's proposed mega-incinerator, landfill extensions, the exorbitant biogas energy plants producing unwanted fertiliser, and the world's largest sewage quad incinerator now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1506207/incineration-not-sustainable-and-poses-threat-environment
  9. Comment - Letters

    Officials ignoring the obvious advantages of zero-waste policy

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:11am by LETTERS

    ... porpoise. This nostrum is presented as essential to address a waste problem created by doing nothing for the last 10 years- in conjunction with exorbitant landfill extensions; costly biogas plants; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1589569/officials-ignoring-obvious-advantages-zero-waste-policy
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1305807/delay-disclosing-toxic-run-makes-landfill-expansion-harder

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