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  1. Letters

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to protect the planet. Our landfills are nearing capacity and up till now no solution has been found with regard to waste disposal. The volume of waste being generated in the city has increased ...

  2. letters

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the air is cleaner. We found an illegal landfill in Pui O. This was a shocking discovery. The landfill threatens the habitat of many species of plants and animals there. And many of these species can only be found in Hong Kong. The government should investigate the illegal landfill and take appropriate measures to enforce the law. Ignoring the issue would not only lead to further ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sustainable agricultural policy would benefit Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that Hong Kong has a lot of. Currently, it is dumped into our landfills every day. Such waste comes from households, restaurants and supermarkets and currently makes up 35 per cent of our solid ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Unfortunately, that is one cheque that will not be in the post. Neil James, Central Don't repeat landfill errors I refer to various letters which have appeared in these columns on the subject ... So far, the main issue has focused on the short-term environmental impact and hazards of incineration versus landfills. In Switzerland, many landfills that were created in the 1960s and 1970s ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will help the city meet its goal of doubling the amount of waste diverted from landfills. Interestingly, the proposal is seeking the cleanest and most modern waste-to-energy technologies, ...

  7. letters

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... tax' was introduced with the aim of cutting down wastage and reducing the pressure on landfills. Estimates suggested Hongkongers were throwing away more than eight billion plastic bags each ...

  8. letters

    Posted Apr 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the products home, they just sit in our drawers or on our shelves. These things eventually end up in Hong Kong's already strained landfills. But adverts can also be helpful. It depends on how much ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the generation of waste and the amount that is being dumped into landfills. If the department goes ahead with a charging scheme, it will definitely act as a direct economic incentive, and will encourage ...

  10. Alvin Sallay

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the government was that a platform be built to raise the range above ground level to avoid accumulation of methane from the landfill. There was obviously a lot of hot air floating around ...




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