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  1. Blaze closes city's largest garbage-processing centre

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... to be diverted to other stations or directly to landfills after the building was cordoned off for an investigation. But the Environmental Protection Department said the temporary closure did not affect ... it to landfills. It has the capacity to process up to 2,500 tonnes of waste a day, about one-fifth of the garbage dumped in landfills each day. ...

  2. Millions of tonnes of quake debris cover disaster zone

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... debris, such as wood, metal, concrete and asphalt, the volume has hampered reconstruction efforts in the quake zone, due to start soon. Construction waste usually goes into landfills ... Environmental News agreed that many materials from construction debris were still useable and should be recycled rather than dumped into landfills. Stone can be reused, while asphalt and concrete can ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they seldom think about where it ends up, ignoring the problems related to the disposal of such waste. We face a serious problem as our landfills are almost full, and because of Hong Kong's small size, finding more landfill sites is very difficult. If all of the city's restaurants switched to reusable chopsticks, the amount of solid waste we produce would be greatly reduced. This, ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government needs to remember the original aim in setting up the DSS. Hayley Cheung, North Point Bigger landfill the better option I refer to the article by Leung Ching-man ('An incinerator will not lead to worse pollution', November 17). I support the proposed extension of the Tseung Kwan O landfill. The price of Tseung Kwan O real estate is rather lower than other districts' ...

  5. letters

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are further proof. A few months ago, a spokesman from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said that the landfill in Tseung Kwan O will be saturated by 2013 or 2014, and that they have decided to expand the landfill area. We need to ensure as little waste as possible is sent to landfills, so rubbish should be separated and sorted. Hongkongers need to be aware of this issue. ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are completely full of holes. Introduced with far too many exemptions, it is a faint-hearted attempt to bandage a problem that is not going to go away; namely, our rapidly filling landfills. Perhaps more ... which will not help our environment or save our landfills. Instead of pushing for a 50 cent tax that possibly doesn't even cover half the consumption of plastic bags, they should have ...

  7. It's time to make polluters pay, green groups say

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... landfills within five years. 'The problem is that for decades our focus has been on treating waste, not managing it,' said Michelle Au Wing-tze, senior environmental officer at Friends of the Earth. 'We just hide it away in landfills or toss it into incinerators. We're wasting our resources if we don't put more effort into recycling metals, plastics and glass ...

  8. Shanghai bridge found stuffed with foam

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam First it was 'tofu' schools, now foam bridges. Shanghai engineers have become the subject of ridicule from internet users after a supposedly concrete bridge was found stuffed with rubbish and plastic foam. Repairmen found that the piers of the crossing over Suzhou Creek in Putuo district had been stuffed with sacks, foam and waste from landfills, Xinhua ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... objective in pushing structural policies to benefit all. Regina Ip, chair, New People's Party Incinerator beats landfills The government intends to build an incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau to take pressure off our landfills. I accept that landfills do not offer a solution to the growing problem of waste disposal in Hong Kong. It is very costly and a waste of valuable resources to use areas ...

  10. The penalty for dumping 600 truckloads of waste? HK$8,000

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Prudence Lui

    ... Imagine how much he got paid per truckload. 'The fine is nothing, and cheaper than paying the government dumping fee at the landfill.' Mr Leung grabbed a branch and plunged ... requiring them to discontinue the land-filling activity by May 15 and to remove all the rubbish by June 25. It conducted an inspection on August 7 and said it found the waste had been removed. ...




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