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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong will still need landfills

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am

    ... unavoidable waste and reduce the bulk volume before it goes to our landfills. A state-of-the-art sludge incinerator is being built in Tuen Mun and will be commissioned in a year's time. We ... affordability into account. The issue of illegal dumping and fly-tipping will be considered as part of designing the waste charging system. Fourthly, our three landfills will be full within this decade. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Dumped meals using up third of landfill space

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hongkongers waste 3,200 tonnes of food a day, all of which is dumped in landfills. Greeners Action, the environmental campaigners, say this could be turned into useful material ... of Greeners Action, said: 'It is a huge loss. It also shortens the life of the city's three landfills. 'If nothing is changed, the landfills will be full in five to nine years.' ...

  5. Want not, waste not... landfills are full enough

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that each day last year, more than 3,000 tonnes of wasted food was dumped into our rapidly filling landfills. If ever there was a statistic that was food for thought amid the discussion about ... Protection Department statistics are any guide. Affluence breeds expectations of plenty, after all, and few of us witness dump trucks pouring food into landfills. The situation is markedly different ...

  6. Give us more bins to boost recycling

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... says the poor provision of environmentally friendly bins means many people who want to recycle are instead forced to dump materials into bins that will go straight to landfill sites- at a time when the city is struggling to find a solution to its waste crisis. The government earlier this month withdrew a request for HK$23 billion in funding for a huge incinerator and more landfill ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 28, 2013

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... we will indeed all be doomed. Lee Faulkner, Kennedy Town   We can avoid dumping soil in landfills Over Christmas, a non-governmental organisation made arrangements for Christmas trees ... be shredded, the pots reused, and the soil saved from being dumped in our landfills, which have a capacity that is being reduced by the day. Harold Insley, Causeway Bay   Race's success shows ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Expansion of landfills will not solve waste disposal problems I am opposed to proposals to expand the landfill at Tseung Kwan O. Officials argue that it is the fastest and cheapest way ... it would be appropriate to build [or extend] a large landfill? And where do we stop? In future, every time we run of space to put our waste we will have to expand another landfill. The government ...

  9. Cement plant incinerator would solve two problems at once

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to our country parks. Although there is much concern among residents of Tseung Kwan O over the growing landfill, there has been little public concern over the acquisition of five hectares of Clear Water Bay Country Park for use as a rubbish landfill site. Together with a further 15 hectares of adjacent waterfront land, the 20 hectares of land is being taken in reaction ...

  10. No time to waste in dealing with rubbish

    Posted Sep 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Greens call for ideas on better disposal as dumps fill at great rate Standing at the peak of the New Territories West landfill, 100 metres above sea level, ... 110 hectares, almost three times the size of the proposed West Kowloon cultural hub, the landfill is one of three city dumps- and one of the world's largest. About 690 trucks dump 6,500 ...




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