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    Legislators, residents protest against landfill expansion plan

    Posted May 27th 2013, 08:07pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Follow @SCMP_News Legislators and residents on Monday raised objections to a landfill expansion plan in Tseung Kwan O and some urged the government to withdraw the proposal. At a Legislative Council environmental affairs panel meeting on Monday, lawmakers passed a non-binding motion opposing the planned landfill expansion. Civic Party’s Ronny ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong issues dire warning on landfills amid protests by residents

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Minister's dire prediction comes as residents take to the streets to oppose plan to expand landfills until an incinerator can be built City could drown in trash, official warns Follow @SCMP_News Hong Kong would be swamped with rubbish if its three landfills were not expanded, the environment chief warned yesterday, as Tseung Kwan O residents took ...

  3. Deceptions not confined to property brochures

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as landfill sites, petrol stations and cargo working areas. This follows criticism that one of the big developers failed to show a landfill site opposite a new project and that another failed ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Street cleaners send waste for recycling to landfills

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Cleaners dump waste for recycling Government-paid street sweepers have been caught emptying recycling bins and dumping their contents with general waste destined for landfills. Video taken by the Sunday Morning Post revealed the illegal activity, which is torpedoing public recycling efforts and denying the government's recycling contractor ...

  5. Incinerator, bigger landfills cost HK$23b

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The government will seek HK$23 billion in June to fund construction of a waste incinerator and expansion of at least two landfills, amid strong ... for long-term waste management. If approved, Hong Kong could start burning waste by 2018. This would fill the vacuum in a waste-treatment strategy that has relied on landfills as the sole disposal ...

  6. We can expand airport and also solve Hong Kong's landfill problems

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to maintain the excellence of its transport/aviation facilities, and the need for landfill for the disposal of industrial, building and household waste. The enormous volumes required to enlarge the artificial island at Chek Lap Kok would address Hong Kong's landfill requirements, and if undertaken creatively, could actually improve ecological bio-diversity. This has been elegantly ...

  7. Massive reduction of plastic shopping bags ending up in our landfills

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... habit. Distribution of plastic shopping bags from regulated sources, and hence disposal of such bags at landfills, has declined by about 90 per cent since the implementation. While the levy ...

  8. Landfill row minister refuses to back down

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan The environment minister is standing firm on plans to expand Tseung Kwan O landfill, saying the section of Clear Water Bay country park that would be lost is of little ... continue for another six years, Yau said. If it did not go-ahead, the site would be full by 2013, and it would also mean two other landfills in the city would be full in seven years. The plan ...

  9. What students have to say about the landfill extension plan and what the government should do

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

    ... Hollie Chung Ho-yee, 18, St Catharine's School for Girls, Kwun Tong Living in TKO, I do smell the landfill a little in my flat when the wind blows in a certain direction. And when I go for a walk by the seaside near the landfill site, it is very smelly. I think the government postponing the landfill extension is just a waste of time. It only wants to buy time ...

  10. Scrap landfill plan, warn lawmakers

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A setback on environmental policy looms as legislators threaten to scupper the government's plan to extend the Tseung Kwan O landfill. The lawmakers have issued ... to the proposed landfill expansion. Otherwise, they warn, they will try to scrap the order by putting it to a Legislative Council vote. The extension plan has raised the ire of residents, already upset ...




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