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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 Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It is astonishing that supermarkets are wasting so much food, much of which is still edible, every day. What is even more shocking is that this food is ending up in Hong Kong's landfills. Again, ... but as a consequence they are wasting a lot of food. The government should charge them a waste levy or ban them from dumping this food in landfills. Obviously, it would be better if the supermarkets took ...

  3. letters

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the methane gas produced by rotten food in landfills damages our planet. In Hong Kong restaurants, a lot of food is left over. Because of hygiene concerns, this food has to be thrown away. It's ... and it saddens me to think the leftovers will end up in landfills. A large percentage of food waste comes from buffets. If hotels and restaurants charged diners extra for what they do not eat, they might ...

  4. A prayer from the public: give us back our city of fairness and equality

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'The landlord takes what the government doesn't.' If you wonder why we are running out of landfill sites, it is because thousands of evicted businesses are stripping their decorations ...

  5. Talkback

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Are landfills the best way to dispose of Hong Kong's waste? You'd think that with Hong Kong's limited space and a high population density, the three 'Rs' (reduce, reuse and recycle) would be practised religiously, while an anti-landfill mentality should be a no-brainer here. Apparently not, as we've heard all the worn-out excuses from ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the waste going into our landfills. Our landfills will be at capacity this decade so there is a very short time for all Hong Kong people to act. Charging for the amount of waste is the most ...

  7. The bigger picture on green issues

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... could be swapped for a site at a closed landfill elsewhere in Tai Po district. It was a more direct and efficient way of conserving the remote abandoned village and its surroundings, he said, ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... outlets with recycled PET plastic. Staff aprons could be made of recycled plastic. So could shopping bags- repurposing waste to make bags is one way of putting less plastic in landfills ... changes in behaviour and consumerism in Asia. Dumping less in landfills and helping to combat changes in weather patterns would enable us to sustain the life we all cherish. Lizette Smook, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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