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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. Reducing food waste is a must

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... job in its quest to eliminate hunger in Hong Kong, and they need all the support they can get. But food waste is also an important issue. Hong Kong's landfills, as we know, are almost ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Back to old ways after waste trial

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... with other waste and sent to landfills. 'I would like to keep the environmentally friendly habit, but it is out of my control,' she said. Mrs Chan, who has been using a special bin ... garbage after the trial because all waste was treated in the same way- being dumped into landfills. The department will study the results of the trial before deciding action. ...

  5. CityU cleans up with big cuts in food wastage

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com City University is aiming to send zero food waste to landfills after cutting it back by three-quarters since the start of a campaign six months ago. Chief ... there was very little left to be sent to landfills. 'We will work to eliminate this little that is left over and reach the ultimate goal of generating no food waste at all,' Leung said ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong researchers developing 'biorefinery' to transform food waste

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... bulging landfills. Products from the "biorefinery" could even generate income, according to team leader Dr Carol Lin, a visiting assistant professor at City University. She unveiled ... year. At present, this waste is incinerated, composted or disposed of in landfills. Lin's process could convert the waste into useful products. She has transformed food waste from ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Dealing with Hong Kong's food waste

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Less understood is how food waste now makes up as much as 40 per cent of the material dumped in landfills every day (about 3,500 tonnes). Worse, discarded food accounts for a rising proportion ... food-recycling ventures. "They could pay lower fees for effluent discharge. The government won't lose, as landfills cost money. The social cost of pollution from landfills can also ...

  8. Push for levy on rubbish disposal

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of about 3.3 million tonnes of solid waste- excluding construction waste, for which charges are levied- in landfills every year. But the landfills will be full within this decade. About one-third ... by the government. It costs the Environmental Protection Department HK$337 per tonne, or 33 cents per kilogram, to haul rubbish from waste transfer stations to landfills. The figure rises to HK$549 per ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    There are many ways we can reduce food waste

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Many ways to cut food waste The old saying "waste not, want not" is more than just a nugget of wisdom passed down through the generations. When put into practice, it helps reduce waste, save money and improve the environment. Sadly, Hong Kong remains one of the most wasteful places on earth. Every day, some 3,500 tonnes of food end up in landfills ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 5, 2013

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am

    ... is a very serious one in Hong Kong, since it comprises more than 30 per cent of our total municipal solid waste. We dump about 3,600 tonnes of food waste into Hong Kong's landfills every day. ... children's school lunch boxes, and other household-generated food waste is another major contributor. All this organic waste ends up in Hong Kong landfills, already nearing capacity. I appreciate ...




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