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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Study backs incinerators but says five, not two, needed

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... three-quarters of solid waste is burned, and only 1.7 per cent goes to landfills, says the report by the university's Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies. The study supports ... incinerator in each of the five districts as defined by the geographical constituencies,' the report says. 'This would not only ease the pressure on landfills, but also minimise pollution ...

  4. Legal challenge over incinerator plan

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... environmental affairs panel will discuss the project on Friday. The city deposits 18,000 tonnes of waste into landfills per day- 2.7kg per person- according to government figures, and relies mainly on landfill sites for waste disposal. Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah said last week that an incinerator could burn 3,000 tonnes of rubbish per day, reducing the burden on landfill ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ignorance leads to fears over burning

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Romania and Bulgaria where landfills are still the dominant or the only disposal option for more than three million tonnes of municipal solid waste a year. A plan to build a 3,000-tonne capacity ... was facing a waste dilemma in which landfills were closed while its incineration plant had reached its maximum capacity. Currently, the city had to export waste to other European nations for burning ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Marine collision fears unfounded

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... stations on Hong Kong Island and in Kowloon into enclosed containers and transported by large specialised container vessels to the landfills. The same mode of clean and efficient operation ...

  8. Waste incinerator is inevitable, says Edward Yau

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Speaking on a Commercial Radio show, Edward Yau Tang-wah said that while the incinerator was not the option preferred by Leung Chun-ying, the alternatives- reducing waste at the source and landfill ... Building an incinerator 'is reasonable and inevitable', he said. Hong Kong produces 18,000 tonnes of rubbish every day. An incinerator could burn 3,000 tonnes a day, reducing the landfill ...

  9. Costly incinerator will be a waste of money

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... measures such as waste charging, food-waste recycling, a ban on landfill and an incinerator to be commissioned by 2014. She also proposed a waste-generation reduction target of 1per cent per year. ... of the incinerator. It would also help create jobs for the grass roots while extending the life of our landfills. It's not rocket science: it only requires a stronger political will from top officials. ...

  10. Modern incinerators are used in cities where pollution levels have dropped

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Energy-from-waste plants destroy residual waste, generate largely renewable energy, and prevent the formation of methane from landfilled waste. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and contributes to global ... of them? Why not use the current sea-based waste transport infrastructure and build plants on the three landfill sites, and at least two new plants with good road access? This plan would ...




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