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  1. Fees hailed as easing pressure on landfills

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The amount of construction waste dumped in landfills has shrunk by 30 per cent since the January introduction of charges, the environmental watchdog said yesterday. From ... tonnes of the waste goes into landfills daily. Deputy Director of Environmental Protection Esmond Lee Chung-sin said although the figure seemed to suggest a positive impact from the charging ...

  2. Schools urged to use 'green' lunchboxes

    Posted Apr 28th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Primary schools have been urged to use eco-friendly lunchboxes to ease pressure on landfills. Environmental group Greeners Action, which has been tracking lunchbox waste ... schools said their lunchboxes were made of environmentally friendly material but the green group said that would not relieve pressure on landfills. With Hong Kong's three landfills expected ...

  3. Temporary waste site to be expanded

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... surplus construction and demolition waste to Hong Kong's overstretched landfills as this would slash their life from six years to as little as four. Environment officials hoped ... of waste dumped in landfills. It is estimated that more than 19 million tonnes was dumped last year. A spokesman for the environment bureau said talks with the mainland were continuing. A municipal ...

  4. Bold approach needed to solve waste problem

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be ready in 2018- just in time, because that is when all the landfills now used to bury our waste are expected to be filled. The choice of Shek Kwu Chau, south of Lantau, however, appears ... to the environment. But it would have upset many more local people, who have already had to live with one of the city's landfills in their district. The Nimby- or not in my backyard- syndrome ...

  5. Rubbish fee under review

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of solid waste in landfills every year- one-third of the rubbish, or 3,000 tonnes a day, is kitchen and food waste. Currently, the public does not pay directly for dumped rubbish. The government ...

  6. Goods exchange aims to cut waste

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

    ... Hong Kong is drowning in waste. The city's landfills are close to capacity and it will take a Herculean effort to alleviate the growing problem. In 2008, about five million tonnes of waste was dumped in landfills. Yet, much of this waste is still usable and need not clog up the city's landfills. To drive home this point, the Hong Kong Second-hand Exchange (HKSE) ...

  7. Time to promote eco-friendly habit

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong people throw away a lot of newspapers. This is a huge waste. Most of them are dumped in landfills that are close to capacity. I believe the government can organise activities ... planet will be protected. CHAN LAI-SHAN Thanks for your letter, Lai-shan. The amount of waste that people and businesses produce every day is overwhelming. And landfills ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With proper recycling we will not need landfills or incinerators Correspondents' suggestions regarding landfills and incinerators continue to appear in these columns. What ... kinds of rough paper uses. Other waste will be suitable for composting. Nothing is left to incinerate or put into landfills. Well-off areas will have to operate their own facilities because ...

  9. Support for recycling can create jobs and new businesses, and cut waste

    Posted Dec 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to look at the real cost to the environment. Materials that are not recycled end up in landfills. Considering the lack of land, and the high cost of opening, maintaining and closing ... earn a living and our landfills will take longer to reach capacity. In this way the government can take Hong Kong closer towards becoming Asia's world city. Mark Chan, Tai Po ...

  10. HK cannot solve its serious waste problems with stopgap measures

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the three landfills that are in use are expected to be saturated in three to seven years. Over the past five years, waste reduction adverts and recycling bins have appeared everywhere in Hong Kong; ...




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