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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. 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
  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

    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
  7. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Outlawing the 'L-word'? What about the rest?

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 03:46am by Michael Chugani

    ... off. In any case, the organisers are dreamers to think love and peace or even a knee in the groin will make Beijing buckle.   Let landfill opponents drown in their own waste Here is some advice ... This is called fighting fire with fire. Wong warned the city would soon drown in refuse unless obstructionist legislators approved funds for landfill extensions and an incinerator. Let it drown, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554934/outlawing-l-word-what-about-rest
  8. 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
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 03:48am by STAFF

    ... The government prefers the first option, while business tends to back the second.   Environment chief visits restored landfills Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing and members of a new steering committee visit restored landfills to see how these sites have been revitalised. Seven out of 13 landfills have been restored, mainly for recreational purposes. The government has allocated HK$1 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1535770/talking-points
  10. Comment - Letters

    Advanced pollution control systems at sludge treatment plant

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... landfills. Considering landfilling is not a sustainable disposal option, in 2003 the government began the planning and development of a sludge treatment facility at Nim Wan, Tuen Mun. ... can reduce sludge volume by about 90 per cent. The ash generated has to comply with the Incineration Ash and Residue Pollution Control Limits before disposal at a landfill. To further reduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1530352/advanced-pollution-control-systems-sludge-treatment-plant

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