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  1. Lai See

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as its units are modular. The adoption of this technology would be cheaper and over time it is envisaged it could munch its way through Hong Kong's current landfills. The advantage ... and to produce high volumes of ash, much of which is highly toxic and will need to be carefully handled and disposed of in landfills. So we await with interest to learn if Solena has made any impact ...

  2. Recycling is key to waste management

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Refuse disposal is a problem for all cities, but it is especially troublesome for Shenzhen, one of the world's fastest-growing. Just as in Hong Kong, landfills are near capacity ... of rubbish, leaving a considerable amount of waste for landfills. This does not account for the air pollution created nor the inconvenience to nearby residents. Putting in place an incineration ...

  3. letters

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... land, a solution is needed now. There are questions over whether it is better to bury the waste underground or use incinerators. The government is in favour of using landfills because it is cheaper. Yet despite the benefits of operating landfills, the downsides are worth thinking about. The foul smell coming from landfills is one of the bad things about them. Landfills also pollute ...

  4. Burning question posed on waste

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... accepted by people in both places. Is there anything we can learn?' he wrote. The government faces stiff opposition to a proposal to use incinerators to ease the burden on landfills. Mr Tsang ... said he was shocked by the sheer size of the landfill there. 'Some 100 metres in height and the size of a football pitch, it was just like a big mountain. 'Waste management ...

  5. Costly incinerator will be a waste of money

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... measures such as waste charging, food-waste recycling, a ban on landfill and an incinerator to be commissioned by 2014. She also proposed a waste-generation reduction target of 1per cent per year. ... of the incinerator. It would also help create jobs for the grass roots while extending the life of our landfills. It's not rocket science: it only requires a stronger political will from top officials. ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Environment chief Edward Yau Tang-wah has argued there is an urgent need for an incinerator, and that reducing waste at source and relying on landfills are not viable options ('Waste incinerator ... the establishment of a waste management policy in 1986, and found that the government has understood that there is an urgent waste problem for many years. Even back then it warned that the landfills would ...

  7. Modern incinerators are used in cities where pollution levels have dropped

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Energy-from-waste plants destroy residual waste, generate largely renewable energy, and prevent the formation of methane from landfilled waste. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and contributes to global ... of them? Why not use the current sea-based waste transport infrastructure and build plants on the three landfill sites, and at least two new plants with good road access? This plan would ...

  8. Stink of Guangzhou garbage plan refuses to go away

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the northern district of Baiyun, which handles 1,000 tonnes of refuse each day. Most of the rest of the 18,000 tonnes of waste the city produces each day ends up buried in landfills, which, according ... the amount being sent to landfills. But the public has concerns, with people complaining the incinerators will be built close to communities and could pose serious threats to residents' health ...

  9. Firm gets world-beating results from enhanced manufacturing process

    Posted Apr 13th 2007, 12:00am by Kevin McBarron

    ... 'green' credentials. More than 9,000 tonnes of waste is dumped into landfills every day in Hong Kong and, at this rate, Hong Kong's three landfills will be filled by 2016. The sheer volume presents one problem but landfills create their own environmental concerns- they produce high volumes of methane, a greenhouse gas, and leachate, which can contain harmful heavy metals. ...

  10. Burning issue

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it will be built because the city's three major landfills are forecast to be exhausted by 2014, 2016 and 2018. The effects of the new incinerator have been debated since 2008, when a shortlist ... and disposed of in landfills. To clean the chimney emissions, the facility will also use a combination of filtering technology, including selective catalytic reduction (to remove nitrogen oxides) ...




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