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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Street cleaners send waste for recycling to landfills

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Cleaners dump waste for recycling Government-paid street sweepers have been caught emptying recycling bins and dumping their contents with general waste destined for landfills. Video taken by the Sunday Morning Post revealed the illegal activity, which is torpedoing public recycling efforts and denying the government's recycling contractor ...

  2. News - China

    Henan landfill threatens to pollute Beijing's drinking water

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 10:11pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A giant mountain of rubbish in Henan province is threatening to pollute a reservoir that provides drinking water for more than 20 million Beijing residents, the Beijing News reported on Friday. Xinglong county began depositing ...

  3. Incinerator, bigger landfills cost HK$23b

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The government will seek HK$23 billion in June to fund construction of a waste incinerator and expansion of at least two landfills, amid strong ... for long-term waste management. If approved, Hong Kong could start burning waste by 2018. This would fill the vacuum in a waste-treatment strategy that has relied on landfills as the sole disposal ...

  4. Landfills aren't all bad, says minister

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Reclamation in Hong Kong outside Victoria Harbour would be a 'green' way to ease a space shortage for disposal of construction fill and should not be demonised, the development minister says. But green groups say the o ...

  5. Massive reduction of plastic shopping bags ending up in our landfills

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... habit. Distribution of plastic shopping bags from regulated sources, and hence disposal of such bags at landfills, has declined by about 90 per cent since the implementation. While the levy ...

  6. What students have to say about the landfill extension plan and what the government should do

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hollie Chung Ho-yee, 18, St Catharine's School for Girls, Kwun Tong Living in TKO, I do smell the landfill a little in my flat when the wind blows in a certain direction. And when I go for a walk by the seaside near the landfill site, it is very smelly. I think the government postponing the landfill extension is just a waste of time. It only wants to buy time ...

  7. Residents protest over beauty spot landfill plan

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang About 100 Tseung Kwan O residents took to the streets yesterday to urge the government to abandon its plan to enlarge a landfill in the district. The residents said a bad odour from the existing landfill could be smelled from the beaches on Clear Water Bay and private residential estates in Tseung Kwan O, and that they even needed to cover their noses when going out ...

  8. HK's landfill sites provide a source of renewable energy

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Unless it happens to be the favourite children's character Stig of the Dump, most people think nothing useful emerges from rubbish dumps or landfill sites, which are the end-point of much of the excesses of a wasteful economy. However, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company, better known as Towngas, views landfill sites as a useful source of renewable, clean energy. ...

  9. Parting praise for landfill

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee Reclamation would be a great answer for Hong Kong's construction waste, says John Chai Sung-veng, the outgoing director of the Civil Engineering and Development Department. Chai, who retires tomorrow after a 32-year career in the civil service, said Hongkongers should reconsider their aversion to landfills. Although there was a consensus that Victoria Harbour ...

  10. Heavier replacements for plastic bags only add strain to landfill

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

    ... waste levels and landfill requirements in the city. Over the last few years the Legislative Council has passed laws aimed at reducing the number of plastic bags used by retail outlets. This has ... more cotton and plastic-coated jute carriers, all are contributing to greater waste and an increased landfill requirement. These are indisputable facts provided by careful analysis of actual ...




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