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  1. Creating less waste is the only way to reduce bags in landfills

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the total volume of plastic bags in landfills by substituting supermarket bags with plastic bin-liners' ('Plastic bag levy will do nothing to ease pressure on our landfills ...

  2. Levy fails to halt shopping bags' disposal

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The 50-cent levy imposed on plastic shopping bags in 2009 has cut the number of bags dumped in landfills only marginally, while increasing the disposal of reusable bags, ... billion plastic shopping bags thrown away in the city each year. However, figures released yesterday by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) tell a different story. Landfill surveys ...

  3. Watchdog proposes Lantau plant to deal with city's leftovers

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... landfill space. The Siu Ho Wan plant would handle food waste separated and collected from factories and businesses initially, rather than from households. Initial capacity would be 200 tonnes ... to public consultation. The city dumped about 9,279 tonnes of solid waste a day, excluding special and construction waste, at landfills last year. Nearly 40 per cent of the solid waste was from food ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's waste-charges plan get broad support, poll shows

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... treatment. He said the charge would serve only as an incentive for people to cut their waste. He said more than 9,000 tonnes of solid waste a day was being dumped in landfills and that if there was no expansion, the landfills would reach their capacity by 2018. Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said yesterday that he had invited the Council for Sustainable Development to help the public ...

  5. Build on public's support for the plastic bag levy

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... being dumped in our landfills each year are toxic to our environment. Many supporters, including this newspaper, cited this early evidence to argue that the government should press ahead ... of disposable bags being dumped in landfills and is responsible for a sharp increase in the dumping of reusable bags that are even worse for the environment. The department says consumers threw away 4.4 ...

  6. Plastic bags survey should raise alarm over methodology

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the Environmental Protection Department at refuse transfer stations and landfills'. It followed 'well-established methodology'. I, for one, cannot imagine how every one of us has managed ... the main problem is the looming danger of our landfills reaching their capacity, shouldn't the EPD look at the volume and contents of the waste disposed in order to find a solution to reduce ...

  7. Law of the land

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... plans to take five hectares from Clear Water Bay Country Park to maximise the lifespan and cost-effectiveness of the South East New Territories (Sent) Landfill. Even worse, especially in light ... and compensation for the land taken, because the landfill is- guess what?- only 'temporary'. This troubles green groups, who recognise the need for the landfill but insist that due process- ...

  8. HK$100m headache for sports shooters

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it was being thwarted in its efforts to build an international-standard range on a former landfill in Tuen Mun. The Tuen Mun range, in Pillar Point Valley, was originally planned to host events ... building a platform to raise the range above the ground to avoid the accumulation of methane from the landfill. He said this alone would cost HK$80 million to HK$90 million. A Leisure and Cultural ...

  9. Government should scrap this pointless plastic bag levy

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such bags are major contributors to our environmental problems? These bags are non-toxic, pose no health threat and do not significantly contribute to the volume of waste in landfills. But wasn't our landfills fast reaching capacity the original problem? Being the principal official responsible for the bag levy, Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah should respond ...

  10. Recycled environmental report on incinerator plan falls short

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... million more tonnes of waste going into our landfills, not to mention the extra billions of dollars of taxpayers' money that will be spent on the permanent destruction of the marine ... incinerator to cope with more garbage? Without more waste-avoidance measures like charging for disposal, a landfill ban, producer responsibility schemes and community-wide education, then even ...




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