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    Chief executive urges support for landfill extensions amid rising opposition

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 02:41pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Tuesday urged lawmakers and Tuen Mun residents to support plans to extend to two landfill sites after pro-government ... to expand the two existing landfills, one in Tuen Mun and the other in Ta Kwu Ling. Leung added that even with renewed efforts to reduce waste at source, the extensions would be needed by the city ...

  2. Police sift through clinical waste at landfill in search for baby's body

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Police officers started to trawl through every garbage bag in 8 tonnes of clinical waste at the Tseung Kwan O landfill yesterday, in a massive effort to find the body ... would decide whether to extend it to other areas of the landfill, Chief Inspector Chow Siu-tong of Eastern district's crime squad said. 'We really want to find the baby's body, ...

  3. Police to search landfill for body

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Ella Lee Officers will sift 8 tonnes of medical waste Police on Monday will start combing through 8 tonnes of clinical waste at the Tseung Kwan O landfill for the body ... the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital last month. The waste to be searched was dumped at the landfill on December 20 and 21 by registered waste collectors. Clinical waste, which includes human ...

  4. Ban would overwhelm landfills

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Material destined for the Central reclamation project will have to be dumped at landfills if work is scrapped, scaled down or indefinitely postponed, a source close to the government says. The policy of the government, eager to ease pressure on landfill sites, is that construction and demolition waste is used at reclamation sites. But it may not be possible in the coming years as some ...

  5. Payment plan to extend life of landfills

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

    ... of construction waste after a landfill charging scheme is introduced, the government says. The Environment, Transport and Works Bureau plans to introduce an amendment bill on the charging scheme next month, according to a paper submitted to the legislature. The construction waste-disposal charging scheme aims to lengthen the life of landfills and recover the costs of operating them. Under ...

  6. Landfill charges now required by law

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai New legislation on dumping of construction material hailed as a milestone to curb mounting waste Free dumping of construction waste in landfills will become history next ... said Hong Kong was one of the few developed economies that did not charge for waste disposal, although billions of dollars have been spent on landfills that are expected to last just six more ...

  7. Drivers spared levy on demand for old rubber

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the environmental watchdog said. The levy, which was high on the agenda of the government's eco-product responsibility scheme, has become less urgent as used tyres dumped in the landfills have fallen by 76 per cent in three years. Only 4,200 tonnes of used tyres were dumped in landfills last year, compared with 7,000 tonnes in 2006 and 17,800 tonnes in 2005. Anissa Wong Sean-yee, director ...

  8. Turning food waste into flowers

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... waste and limited landfills,' Bensey said. To learn more about the 'Turn Food Waste Into Food' Project, visit loveideas.hk/vote/project_detail.aspx? appid=901672 ...

  9. Can we dispose of our growing waste problem?

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan An incredible 13,300 tonnes of waste goes into Hong Kong landfills per day. That's right: every day. Some 9,000 tonnes is municipal solid waste, meaning the leftovers ... the government from extending a major landfill into Clear Water Bay Country Park may have been understandable from an environmental point of view. But it means that, on present trends, our main means ...

  10. No alternative in the waste battle

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the most wasteful places on the planet. The shortage of land, and the imminent exhaustion of our landfills, have made the problem more pertinent in our city. There is no option but to produce less ... cent, nearly 9,100 tonnes ends up in landfills every day. The volume of waste per capita has increased 11 per cent, from 2.42 kilograms a day in 2005 to 2.69kg last year, making us worse than ...




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