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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. What constitutional crisis? It's a waste crisis we face

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... neighbourhood issues such as enlarging a landfill in their backyard. Hence the deadlock over an order signed by the chief executive to expand the Tseung Kwan O landfill by eating into five hectares ...

  3. Government can ensure that sensitive site is not turned into columbarium

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Development Company for the mainly agricultural land it owns. In fact, the government has already identified such a site close by, on the former Shuen Wan landfill adjacent to Tai Po Industrial ...

  4. A new meaning for 'consultancy'

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Ockenden Imagine a 50-storey high tower of gravel and mud with a base the size of Victoria Park. That's roughly the initial estimate for the landfill needed to build the sea wall for the proposed road linking Tuen Mun and Chek Lap Kok airport. The dredging alone would require 170 daily vessel trips- and while this may have been acceptable decades ago, concern over ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Build on both our strengths, Shenzhen urges

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... landfill north of Shekou in Shenzhen's Nanshan district. But in March it gained strategic importance in the mainland's 12th five-year plan. The goal is to turn the area ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as residential areas, recreational areas or industrial areas. So why was the Tseung Kwan O landfill put so close to a residential area? Given that the landfill cannot be moved, at least more trees should ... If landfills are not to be expanded in the future, then we must reduce volumes of waste in Hong Kong. If the government is genuine about wanting to achieve this goal, then it must stimulate ...

  10. 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 ...




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