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  1. Heavier replacements for plastic bags only add strain to landfill

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... waste levels and landfill requirements in the city. Over the last few years the Legislative Council has passed laws aimed at reducing the number of plastic bags used by retail outlets. This has ... more cotton and plastic-coated jute carriers, all are contributing to greater waste and an increased landfill requirement. These are indisputable facts provided by careful analysis of actual ...

  2. Comment - Blogs - ENVIRONMENT

    Does Hong Kong have a plastic problem? Experts meet to discuss solutions

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 06:45pm by Christy Choi

    ... using landfill plastic waste to create recycled plastic, and our Undersecretary for the Environment Christine Loh, on the speaker panel. Ever wondered how plastic recycling happens? This TED ...

  3. Should supermarkets charge for plastic bags?

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Wu, Esther Pang

    ... for a plastic bag to decompose and what we could do to prevent our landfills from overflowing. For a city that's looking to achieve sustainable development, we lack adequate knowledge about ... That's a good thing, but the bags still end up in landfills. The city's landfills are being filled up by non-degradable garbage, including plastic bags. If supermarkets- where plastic bags ...

  4. Behind the bans

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Participating retailers- more than 1,200 outlets- will not distribute bags unless customers donate 50 cents to Oxfam for each one. Plastic bags will be distributed free only in exceptional cases. Supermarket chains are believed to account for about 10 per cent of the 33 million plastic bags dumped daily in landfills, says the organiser, while the EPD says 1,007 tonnes ...

  5. Tax on plastic bags should be considered

    Posted Feb 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... used bags or shell out more money every decade to create landfills, we should be looking for ways to reduce the number of bags people take home in the first place. The campaign to do this has ... retail shops would be hard-pressed to refund more than the cost of the bags. Wellcome and ParknShop say their rebate already reflects both net cost and the presumed landfill charge. However, ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Plastic bag levy will do nothing to ease pressure on our landfills' (September 8). What Mr Tam has pointed out are that selective and punitive action on supermarket carrier bags ... but not on the insignificant volume of plastic bags that were already doubled-up as bin-liners (already contributing to hygiene control between bins and landfills). Mr Tam was also saying that unless a more ...

  7. Urgency needed in tackling waste

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not counting construction waste, that we generate every day. These figures are a reminder that if the amount of waste we produce continues to grow at the current rate, our three landfills are expected ... of polluter pays. Mandatory schemes would be introduced for plastic bags and other products that can be diverted from public landfills for recycling. Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen has said ...

  8. Same bag levy for all, says government

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to charge manufacturers, as they were not in Hong Kong. 4.4b The estimated number of plastic bags, in billions, dumped at the city's landfills last year, up 7 per cent from 2009 ...

  9. CLP powers ahead with green initiatives

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Li

    ... and concrete in the final stages of construction. CLP engineer Wu Ming-fai said: 'Previously we needed to dispose of the plastic sheets in a specific type of landfill. Now they are biodegradable, ...

  10. Lesson from saga over plastic bags? 'Just do it'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is a quick and strong start to what should be a sustained campaign to reduce the amount of damaging plastic going into landfills and littering the environment. As importantly, the exercise ... three landfills are fast approaching capacity because of a lack of will to be less wasteful. Reducing the number of plastic bags we use- more than 8 billion a year- would set us firmly down ...




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