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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong cannot continue with its wasteful ways

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... landfills reaching capacity in 2019, the waste management strategies that successive governments have raised, but failed to implement, can no longer be ignored. Each is controversial, which is why ... The landfills have to be extended; that is unfortunate, but given the amount of time other measures will take, necessary. Waste disposal charges, acceptable to 60 per cent of respondents to a public ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to spend HK$31b to solve waste crisis

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Seven-year blueprint confirms controversial incineration project remains top priority, with recycling measures and landfill expansion HK$31 b bid ... been changed and outlined plans for food-waste disposal, recycling and landfill expansion- which are also contentious issues. Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said it would ...

  3. Dealing with the source of the mess

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on a single solution- landfills- as the core strategy. Former environment secretary Sarah Liao Sau-tung did understand the root cause of our waste problem, and set out a policy framework to manage municipal solid waste in 2005 that included a basket of policies such as waste charging, producer responsibility schemes and a landfill ban, along with building an incinerator. However, the current ...

  4. Public should prepare for waste disposal charge, minister warns

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent recycling rate needed to be significantly lifted because landfill sites were filling up quickly. His comments came a day after the government said it would scrap a highly unpopular plan to expand the Tseung Kwan O landfill into Clear Water Bay Country Park. The Environment Bureau is aiming for a 55 per cent recycling rate by 2015. But Yau said the city needed to go beyond ...

  5. No choice but to recycle and incinerate waste

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... seem, they were not the first ones the authorities turned to when the landfill at Tseung Kwan O, one of three that serve our city, was on the verge of capacity. Instead, they pushed ... is an all-encompassing waste programme centred on recycling that uses incinerators to turn to ash what can't be reused. Under such a policy there would still be a need for minimal use of landfills ...

  6. Recycling the key to waste policy

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the political spectrum withheld support for an incinerator and landfill expansion in favour of leaving the issue to the next government. That does not mean a major role for incineration in tackling Hong Kong's mounting waste problem is off the agenda. There are three ways of dealing with waste- landfills, incineration and recycling, which remains at a rudimentary stage in this city. None can ...

  7. Incineration row smoulders on

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Protection Department. It includes building a HK$14.9 billion waste incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau capable of handling 3,000 tonnes of waste a day, and HK$8 billion to build more landfill dumps. Most participants supported charging households and businesses for waste disposal, which is currently the subject of a public consultation, but were divided over incineration. The prospect of a landfill ...

  8. Citizens must change their approach and recognise the need to recycle

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the report ('Landfill vote puts incinerator on front burner', October 15). Given that Hong Kong produces 18,000 tonnes of waste a day, it is clear most of us have no sense of the need to protect our environment. It is no wonder our landfills will soon reach capacity. I see incineration as a solution to the city's mounting waste problem. One big plant ...

  9. We all need to pitch in to solve waste problem

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and bridges, we are not so good at re-engineering a basic element of city living- the rubbish we produce, or specifically, the amount of it. With our landfills nearing capacity, we have no option other ... essential. The warnings have been ignored, and before the decade is out there will not be any room left in the three landfills. The government's reluctance to respond decisively has not helped. ...

  10. letters

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... up our act about waste The Tseung Kwan O landfill is going to be full by 2013. The government has suggested expanding the landfill to Clear Water Bay Country Park. Many locals disapprove. Residents in Tseung Kwan O have long been unhappy about the smell from the local landfill and the noise from garbage trucks. The government has failed to address their concerns and now even wants ...




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