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  1. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    'Super prison' rising out of the sea is back on agenda for Hong Kong planners

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A super prison or landfill site rising out of the sea off Hong Kong is back on the agenda, and pitching planners against environmentalists Man-made islands make waves A debate over moving prisons and landfills to artificial islands has erupted - with an engineering expert saying prime sites such as Stanley jail could be put to better use, and opponents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1206472/super-prison-rising-out-sea-back-agenda-hong-kong-planners
  2. Waste Land

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Waste Land Directors: Lucy Walker, Joao Jardim and Karen Harley Set mostly in a gigantic Rio de Janeiro landfill, this Oscar-nominated documentary zeroes in on a project ... works on both levels. The former theme is served well by the filmmakers' vivid depiction of the sprawling mayhem of Jardim Gramacho, the world's biggest landfill, and the pickers' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740741/waste-land
  3. Yau pledges not to seek funds for landfill plan during 14-month review

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Edward Yau Tang-wah has promised not to seek funding for a proposed extension of the Tseung Kwan O landfill before January 2012, the revised date for work to begin ... to table a motion- backed by five political parties- on Wednesday to repeal a Chief Executive's order that extends the landfill into the country park. The motion will be submitted by Civic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726832/yau-pledges-not-seek-funds-landfill-plan-during-14-month-review
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plans to expand landfills meet protests

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Tseung Kwan O residents tell panel they are tired of dump's stench Plans to expand landfills opposed Environmentalists and Tseung Kwan O residents descended upon the Legislative Council building yesterday to voice their opposition to the government's plans to expand landfills. The meeting of the environmental affairs panel, which ran ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1251623/plans-expand-landfills-meet-protests
  5. News - Hong Kong

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1247535/legislators-residents-protest-against-landfill-expansion-plan
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1246229/city-could-drown-trash-environment-minister-warns
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Hong Kong to stop talking rubbish

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am

    ... laid out are what is needed to ease the strain on landfills, but they are nothing new. They have been put forward by other administrations. There is a significant difference this time, though. The matter has become so pressing that there is now less room for talk than action. We face a critical situation with our three landfills reaching capacity by the end of the decade. Wong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1249271/time-hong-kong-stop-talking-rubbish
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694868/deceptions-not-confined-property-brochures
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726507/landfill-row-minister-refuses-back-down
  10. Landfills will be full in a decade, minister warns

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Only half the city's 18,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste generated a day is recycled, which means the rest is sent to landfills, the environment minister says. Edward Yau Tang-wah said this meant existing landfills would be full within 10 years. He revealed the figures yesterday during the launch of a summer waste reduction campaign at Hollywood Plaza in Diamond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715157/landfills-will-be-full-decade-minister-warns

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