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  1. Don't let recycling experiment go to waste

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Packaging, construction waste, computer parts and electronics. These make up some of the many tonnes of rubbish that Hong Kong consumers and businesses send to landfills each day. Plastics ... a system that charges minimal fees to those who generate and dispose of waste, where the government provides heavy subsidies to run landfills and where there are not enough incentives to recycle. ...

  2. Piecemeal laws no substitute for comprehensive recycling policy

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in orders for shopping bags targeted by the levy. You keep saying that we each send three plastic bags on average every day to landfills but even the Environmental Protection Department was unable ... bags break down over time in our landfills into toxic particles that leach into the soil and water. But plastics, which are basically all hydrocarbon polymers, have not been known to be toxic. ...

  3. talk back

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

    ... THE E-MAIL FORUM Q Are landfills the best way to dispose of Hong Kong's waste? I refer to the letters published in Talkback on December 29 and 30 concerning the disposal of waste in landfills. The government is committed to reducing the amount of waste produced and encouraging reuse and recycling. Since the launch of the Waste Reduction Framework Plan in 1998, the government has ...

  4. Should users pay for the cost of treating e-waste such as computers and electrical appliances?

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Yuen, Marvin Chung

    ... e-waste goes to landfills. Electronic components contain heavy metals like cadmium and lead. When they leak into soil or water, they pose a huge threat to the environment and people's health. And large appliances like refrigerators take up a lot of space in landfills. Many people send their e-waste to recycling companies. But the profits are slim, and recycling companies often lose ...

  5. Waste recycling project shelved

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong dumped 657,000 tonnes of plastic waste in landfills in 2002 and recovered about 166,000 tonnes. Most was shredded and sent to the mainland for recycling. ...

  6. Green groups over the moon about festival recycling

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... million mooncake tins were dumped at landfills each year. This number of tins equated to 750 tonnes in weight, and cost taxpayers about $620,000 to dispose of. 'We welcome the campaign ...

  7. No-can-do spirit

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Sven Svensson is a waste management expert from Sweden who has come to Hong Kong to help. He has heard that our landfills will be full in a matter of years and believes ... case, will take effect too late to significantly stem the flow of rubbish pouring into landfills. The close co-operation between government and people in Sweden will not happen, either, without ...

  8. To use or not to use

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... given the move a mixed response, with some saying a switch to biodegradable bags could mean more plastic bags ending up in landfills as consumers make less effort to cut their usage. Kenneth ... Almost 1,000 tonnes of plastic bags- the equivalent of three for every man, woman and child- are dumped in the city's four landfills every day, figures from the Environmental Protection ...

  9. Legislators scathing on e-waste document

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

    ... washing machines, air conditioners and computer equipment. The proposal includes a ban on the disposal of such products in landfills, and an extra fee, possibly up to HK$250 per product, ...

  10. Recycling project deserves support

    Posted Mar 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it work, and as a result, most recyclable waste generated still goes into our expensive and rapidly shrinking landfill space. None of this has prevented the government from talking up recycling ...




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