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  1. Law to require owners to register before land-filling

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Before land-filling can be carried out on private property, the project will have to be registered with the Environmental Protection Department, under a proposed law amendment to crack down on illegal dumping. The measure is a response to the public outcry over a series of illegal dumping cases that government departments have failed to halt and whose ...

  2. Dumped meals using up third of landfill space

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hongkongers waste 3,200 tonnes of food a day, all of which is dumped in landfills. Greeners Action, the environmental campaigners, say this could be turned into useful material ... of Greeners Action, said: 'It is a huge loss. It also shortens the life of the city's three landfills. 'If nothing is changed, the landfills will be full in five to nine years.' ...

  3. Company diverts cartridges from landfills to office printers

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Unicorn Image Products general manager Philip So Kinkung says he hopes more cartridges from Hong Kong will find their way to his factory instead of into landfills. Mr So was speaking during a tour ... the crates containing factory components were made from recycled plastic. Printer cartridges are a very common waste product in Hong Kong. Most go to landfills, accounting for more than 10,000 tonnes ...

  4. Landfill charge plan may get green light

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A landfill charging scheme for small-scale construction or renovation projects could be put in place in a little over a year, as the government appears to have achieved ... cash on behalf of construction contractors when disposing waste at landfills. But fears they would suffer serious losses if contractors failed to repay them prompted the drivers to blockade ...

  5. Conversion of landfill gas for domestic use helps environment and could cut bills

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A project that converts gas from landfills for household use has cut tens of thousands of tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and may lead to a minor drop in tariffs. The HK$230 million project launched in April- jointly implemented by Hong Kong and China Gas, and Far East Landfill Technologies, a landfill contractor under Swire Sita Waste Services- cut carbon ...

  6. Dump sites may be expanded

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai With concern rising that landfills will run out of space in the next few years, a study also proposes building two more The life of waste-dumping sites in Hong Kong could be extended until the mid-2020s under a proposed landfill expansion plan. The proposal has been drawn up by the Environmental Protection Department after it completed a study launched two years ago ...

  7. Can Leung get the job done and lead us to greener ways?

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... in society. One issue is our non-stop growth in waste. The government proposed to expand the landfill at Tseung Kwan O into the Clear Water Bay Country Park, which agitated the public, and legislators rejected the proposal. The fact that our waste generation rate has grown by more than 60 per cent from 1991 to 2010 has caused our landfills to become saturated. This is the consequence ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Bad news outweighs the good as 'environmental deficit' grows

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... restored, while the landfills will eat up our beautiful country parks. When our children can't tell what colour the sky should be, it will be too late to reverse course,' he said. ...

  10. 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 ...




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