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  1. 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 ...

  2. Landfill manoeuvring leaves a bad smell

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

    ... that affects our quality of life. For years, waste has been piling up in our landfills. In 2005, recognising that the city was running out of space to dump this rubbish, the government drafted options aimed at alleviating dependence on landfills, including charges for waste disposal and better incentives to recycle. But, with our landfills ever closer to capacity, we don't seem ...

  3. Landfill vote puts incinerator on front burner

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Incinerators or landfills? In the wake of the opposition to the landfill extension plan at Tseung Kwan O, the government is being backed into a corner to put incineration ... building a community consensus on how to deal with the city's waste, after lawmakers blocked the landfill plan. Stressing that no single district should bear the responsibility of handling ...

  4. Landfills 'could be full by 2007 if unchecked'

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong's landfills could be full in four to seven years if the dumping of construction and demolition waste is not controlled, the environment chief warned ... sorted it for recycling. Unsorted waste will cost $125 a tonne to dump at landfills. Sorted waste, depending on its contents, will cost $27 to dump at reclamation sites and $100 a tonne ...

  5. Landfill charges now required by law

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai New legislation on dumping of construction material hailed as a milestone to curb mounting waste Free dumping of construction waste in landfills will become history next ... said Hong Kong was one of the few developed economies that did not charge for waste disposal, although billions of dollars have been spent on landfills that are expected to last just six more ...

  6. Public should prepare for waste disposal charge, minister warns

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent recycling rate needed to be significantly lifted because landfill sites were filling up quickly. His comments came a day after the government said it would scrap a highly unpopular plan to expand the Tseung Kwan O landfill into Clear Water Bay Country Park. The Environment Bureau is aiming for a 55 per cent recycling rate by 2015. But Yau said the city needed to go beyond ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Are landfills the best way to dispose of Hong Kong's waste? I have often wondered why a territory with a standard of living comparable to that of many developed countries is still depending on landfill for disposal of most of its household waste. The key to successful recycling is separation at the source. Newspapers and magazines, cans, plastic, glass and organic waste ...

  8. Capital to clean up its illegal dumping sites

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But the critics say landfill is no more than a short-term solution for Beijing Beijing officials are struggling to cope with tonnes of human and household waste that are being illegally ... criticised the plan, which relies exclusively on landfills to tackle the enormous waste problem. Under the campaign, the authorities have undertaken to clean up the 73 largest illegal rubbish dumps ...

  9. Voluntary system is best way to reduce use of plastic bags

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... feared that, by the time the administration gets round to banning the newspaper bags, it will be too late and the landfills will be stuffed to capacity. She said that, according to an Environmental Protection Department survey in 2005, 298 million newspaper and magazine plastic bags are dumped in landfills every year. That works out to be only one in eight of the population throwing ...

  10. Study backs incinerators but says five, not two, needed

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... three-quarters of solid waste is burned, and only 1.7 per cent goes to landfills, says the report by the university's Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies. The study supports ... incinerator in each of the five districts as defined by the geographical constituencies,' the report says. 'This would not only ease the pressure on landfills, but also minimise pollution ...




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