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  1. 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 ...

  2. Can we dispose of our growing waste problem?

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan An incredible 13,300 tonnes of waste goes into Hong Kong landfills per day. That's right: every day. Some 9,000 tonnes is municipal solid waste, meaning the leftovers ... the government from extending a major landfill into Clear Water Bay Country Park may have been understandable from an environmental point of view. But it means that, on present trends, our main means ...

  3. Cleaning up

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... dumped. This puts a lot of pressure on our landfills: we will run out of landfill space by the middle of the decade even if we continue to increase our waste recovery rate to the government's ... generate electricity for 100,000 households. This major project will take seven years from start to commissioning. Together with funds to extend the life of Hong Kong's three landfills ...

  4. Hong Kong has much to learn from Japan on waste reduction

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It was interesting to read reports about the stand legislators took against the extension of the Tseung Kwan O landfill ('Lawmakers back motion to scrap landfill plan', October 14). The problems we face with our landfills need to be dealt with immediately. Hong Kong is so small and using landfills is still the best way to dispose of waste here. However, we should also ...

  5. letters

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It is an emergency solution which aims to reduce the pressure on the three landfills in Hong Kong. However, it merely turns rubbish into ashes and cuts down waste, but this is still dumped into landfills ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Newer technology a far better option than controversial super-incinerator

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are produced, that will have to be shipped back to a landfill, and will poison that landfill and the groundwater. Plasma arc waste incineration technology, which is the much newer alternative, produces ... incinerators could be built very quickly, relieving the current pressure on landfills, and giving the government a chance to implement policies that cut down waste at source- as currently Hong Kong has ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Minister throws down incineration challenge

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to put up with more landfilling of waste equivalent to seven Exchange Square towers a year. 'Will waiting a few more months solve the problem?' he asked. 'Why do we have to wait? ... reduction policies, Yau said lawmakers should explain to the public why they must wait for the government's multi-pronged waste solution that includes incineration, landfill and recycling. Yau ...

  10. Waste can become the fuel for a greener Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... been set up around the existing landfills, where our waste planning basically equates to digging bigger landfill holes. When Beijing put some pressure on our city to have a higher renewable ... So, we are now being told that waste can be valuable, and incineration can be the solution to our landfill issues, but we are being presented with an outdated way of thinking and planning ...




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