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  1. Youth not to blame for consoles landfill

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Environmental groups recently warned that outdated games consoles are adding to the problem of overflowing landfills ('Outdated games consoles add to waste woes', April 20, SCMP). Hongkongers lay blame on teenagers, but I think it is not fair. Manufacturers change their models frequently. They might just change the colour or provide more accessories. These minor ...

  2. letters

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Extending landfill not a solution I am against the proposal to extend the landfill at Tseung Kwan O into the adjoining Clearwater Bay Country Park. I think the lawmakers did the right thing by rejecting the move. Most people go the country park to relax and enjoy the greenery. The bad smells from the landfill would pose a huge problem for local residents and could even drive away ...

  3. Students can lead in reducing wastage

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hongkongers take material possessions for granted and generate a lot of rubbish. Our landfills are almost saturated, but residents oppose the extension of landfills. I would like to suggest things students can do to cut down waste at school and at home. To save paper, students should turn to computers. For a research project, groupmates can exchange documents and ideas ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. letters

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ching-yan, Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School Enlarging landfill not the solution I am concerned about the government's proposal to enlarge landfill sites and build incinerators. I disagree with the idea of enlarging the landfill because it takes up five hectares of Clearwater Bay Country Park. It will make the area smaller and the landfill may spread a foul odour through what remains ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 4, 2013

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am

    ... to landfills and incinerators by the year 2040 or earlier. The implication is that existing waste incinerators should be retired, and no new incinerators or landfills should be constructed. Landfills are the biggest source of man-made methane emissions and the impact of landfill emissions in the short term is grossly underestimated. Methane is over 70 times more potent than carbon dioxide over ...

  8. letters

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The stink about landfill expansion There has been much concern recently about the plan to expand the Tseung Kwan O landfill. The irritating smell from the landfill is the main factor against the scheme. Residents are already fed up with the smell that comes from the existing landfill and garbage trucks moving around the area. Although Environment Secretary Edward Yau Tang-wah ...

  9. Thursday Think-tank

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... Hong Kong for thwarting his currency attack... beware, though, he's already bought Kaka and Ronaldo to bolster his offence. 4 Landfill to be turned into eco-village?... well, most ideas ...

  10. Putting the leftovers out to pasture

    Posted Aug 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Young Post intern Victor Tong Students are using a Japanese composting technique which offers hope for Hong Kong's bulging landfills Household rubbish accounted for almost half of our solid waste last year, with 12.5 per cent of Hong Kong's greenhouse emissions coming from methane produced by landfill food waste, or leftovers. Traditionally, Hongkongers have given ...




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