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  1. Landfill at water source stirs up unrest in Anhui

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

    ... a landfill on the upper reaches of a river that provides their drinking water. The administration of Nangang township, under the jurisdiction of Shucheng county, called a halt to the controversial plan in response to the demonstration. Residents said the landfill would have threatened the health of 50,000 people living in villages on the lower reaches of the river. They said the protest ...

  2. Kent bows to Greens on 'packaging abuse'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of cigarettes. The green group had said the foam was undesirable packaging material because it was not biodegradable, directly contributing more waste to landfills. 'To relieve the public's ... Hon-keung, environmental affairs manager of Friends of the Earth, urged the company to recycle the materials rather than dump it in a landfill. 'Despite the victory, there is still a lot of work ...

  3. Government plans to make e-polluters pay

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... appliances. The proposal includes a ban on the disposal of such products at landfill sites, and an extra fee to be paid by customers for waste treatment. In future, a fee of up to HK$250 might ... for re-use and the recovery of useful materials. The other 20 per cent ends up in landfills which are about to reach capacity. But the storage of waste at local sites before shipment creates ...

  4. take action

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... travelling towards the Southeast New Territories Landfill in Tseung Kwan O are endangering the safety of others by driving recklessly and spilling waste. 'I drive along Wan Po Road, which leads to the landfill site, every working day,' she wrote. 'Hundreds of trucks filled with rubbish destined for the landfill also go past at high speed. These trucks are often overloaded ...

  5. Critics see green initiative in new light

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... skin, it affects the central nervous system. When the bulbs are thrown away and leak into landfills, over time, the mercury can find its way into the soil and enter the food chain. 'CFLs ... with the sealed plastic bag. If it ends up in a landfill, as likely most of the estimated 3 million CFLs that are thrown away in Hong Kong every year do, the sealed bag will eventually release its toxic ...

  6. City Briefs

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dead civet cat found A civet cat was found dead on Deep Water Bay Road in Aberdeen after apparently being hit by a vehicle, police said yesterday. Food and Environmental Hygiene Department workers disposed of the body in a landfill. Man sought after attack A man, 60, is being sought by police after attacking his wife with a chopper in their Wan Chai flat. The attack happened when ...

  7. Highs and lows

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... O landfill, but find no sign of baby's body missing from Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital shortly after baby's death on December 15 Jan 24: Solomon renews three-year contract March: ...

  8. Ying Wa's feisty trio wins convincingly

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zheng Sheng College case, Lehman Brothers protest, Star Ferry protest and Tseung Kwan O landfill protest are all examples of protesters having no regard for [the greater good].' Ying ...

  9. Garment industry hopes to clean up its act

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Seth Yeung

    ... per cent of this material was scrap, after the required shapes were cut out to produce jeans or jackets, and went to landfills where it generated methane- a worse greenhouse gas than carbon ... the consortium is leading an effort to initiate a 'closed-loop recycling' business model, whereby fabric left over is recycled into reusable yarn instead of being trucked to landfills ...

  10. Firms push to meet rules

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the EU market from July 1 next year. The effect will be to limit the chance of hazardous substances polluting the environment during end-of-life recycling or disposal in landfills. The directive ... of them in landfills. The directive was supposed to take effect across the EU on August 13 this year, but Germany's requirements take effect in March and Britain has indicated that its ...




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