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  1. 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 ...

  2. Waste disposal advisers puzzled by delay

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

    ... This figure is based on full recovery of HK$650 million a year in landfill running costs, refuse collection costs and HK$250 million for running an incinerator. Yet Environmental Protection Department ... in designated bags for a fee. The third option is a landfill gate charge paid by waste producers via a third party. Lau said the subcommittee supported a volume-based charge, which he believed gave ...

  3. What's On

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on landfills to dispose of municipal solid waste. Hong Kong's landfills should reach saturation by 2014, a date earlier than expected, signalling a need for Hong Kong to come up with programmes ...

  4. Real green spaces could vanish under a tide of vinyl banners

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

    ... We are losing our country parks to landfills while the MTR Corporation continues to expand the size of advertising space along station walls, on station floors and on the carriages of its trains. Such space is covered in self-adhesive vinyl (often dozens of metres long) that, after a couple of weeks, is removed and sent to landfills. Using vinyl, which has a huge environmental ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Are landfills the best way to dispose of Hong Kong's waste? I have often wondered why a territory with a standard of living comparable to that of many developed countries is still depending on landfill for disposal of most of its household waste. The key to successful recycling is separation at the source. Newspapers and magazines, cans, plastic, glass and organic waste ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... issues. Supporters of a proposed incinerator project argue that it will replace the landfills which are nearing capacity. However, I am concerned about the production of more greenhouse gases from ... create. If we really try to reduce the quantities of refuse that go into the landfills, then we might be able to avoid constructing an incinerator. Claire Yu Min-yu, Tseung Kwan O Recycling ...

  8. Construction waste is being dumped on agricultural land

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your editorial on Hong Kong's waste ('We all need to pitch in to solve waste problem', January 8) declares that the 'landfill charge for construction waste has been highly effective, cutting the amounts being put into landfills by half'. Calling this policy 'highly effective' is sadly laughable to those of us living in the rural New ...

  9. Don't let recycling experiment go to waste

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Packaging, construction waste, computer parts and electronics. These make up some of the many tonnes of rubbish that Hong Kong consumers and businesses send to landfills each day. Plastics ... a system that charges minimal fees to those who generate and dispose of waste, where the government provides heavy subsidies to run landfills and where there are not enough incentives to recycle. ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... up and delayed. Instead of tackling our waste problems at source, the government has recently promoted incineration technology, as our landfills near capacity. Without adopting measures ... before its disposal at landfills, but cannot make up for the government's delay in the implementation of other equally effective measures like producer responsibility schemes and landfill ...




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