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  1. Comment - Letters

    Landfill extensions will threaten public health

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Landfill extensions will pose threat to public health Zero-waste plans are well advanced worldwide. San Francisco is already at 80 per cent recycling, with plans to reach ... recycling, based on proven "carbon to earth not air" technologies, would eliminate around 50 per cent of Hong Kong waste to landfills. Singapore's construction waste recycling rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1451100/landfill-extensions-will-threaten-public-health
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Second incinerator is not a burning issue: environment secretary Wong Kam-sing

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... for a landfill extension in Tseung Kwan O and a waste incinerator in Shek Kwu Chau, and that he does not intend to push for a second incinerator just yet. Over the past few months, Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing has been lobbying for political and community support for his waste infrastructure plan, which he says is essential for the sustainability of the city. "[The landfill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474304/second-incinerator-not-burning-issue-environment-secretary-wong-kam
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Incinerator and landfill expansions are a must, says Bernard Chan

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 11:31am

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Building a waste incinerator and expanding the landfills are the only ways to prevent the city becoming a rubbish city, and the proposed measures must ... is also a member of the Executive Council. “Even if it is approved today, it will take time to build and even when it is built, will only treat one-third of the city’s waste. Our landfills ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431632/incinerator-and-landfill-expansions-are-must-says-bernard-chan
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Contractor due in court on landfill leak charge

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Report of pollution at Ta Kwu Ling dump was initially withheld by government Contractor due in court on landfill leak charge A landfill contractor is being taken to court, accused of allowing pollution to leak into the city's waterways. The leak at the Ta Kwu Ling landfill in the northeast New Territories was first reported by the contractor- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415054/contractor-due-court-landfill-leak-charge
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Tuen Mun councillors dismiss Wong Kam-sing's landfill-plan sweeteners

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 04:25pm by Ernest Kao

    ... dismiss landfill-plan sweeteners Tuen Mun district councillors are refusing to budge on objections to expanding the city's biggest landfill, despite the government's efforts to offer ... West New Territories landfill at Nim Wan. Wong's ambitious plan to pump HK$1 billion into the recycling industry was also labelled a "diversion". "Promoting recycling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1409684/environment-minister-under-fire-ignoring-residents-concern-over
  6. News - Hong Kong - WASTE MANAGEMENT

    More Shenzhen lawmakers sign petition against Tuen Mun landfill expansion plans

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:19am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Pressure mounts in Shenzhen over HK landfill plans More than 50 additional Shenzhen lawmakers signed a petition against a proposed Hong Kong landfill ... of the city's 404 lawmakers have signed the petition. "Everyone I met would like to sign up except those who were absent," said Shenzhen lawmaker Yang Qin, a leading opponent of the landfill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1412132/more-shenzhen-lawmakers-sign-petition-against-tuen-mun-landfill
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shenzhen lawmakers back fight against expansion of Tuen Mun landfill

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 12:08am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Half of Shenzhen lawmakers back fight against expansion of Tuen Mun facility, with warning that Hong Kong should take campaign seriously Landfill outcry may affect ties across border Nearly half of Shenzhen's lawmakers have signed a petition against Hong Kong's proposed Tuen Mun landfill expansion- an unprecedented protest that could strain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404962/shenzhen-lawmakers-back-fight-against-expansion-tuen-mun-landfill
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials to defend Tseung Kwan O landfill clean-up

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 04:48am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... landfill clean-up Embattled environment officials fighting for landfill extensions will return to the Sai Kung District Council today to convince local politicians that their pledges to improve the operation of the Tseung Kwan O landfill are genuinely being implemented. The report to the council is seen as one of the crucial steps for the officials to resubmit, within the first quarter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404857/officials-defend-tseung-kwan-o-landfill-clean
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    HK$1 billion each for funds to boost recycling and reuse of old landfill sites

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:11am by Cheung Chi Fai, FANNY FUNG

    ... boost for recyclers, old landfill sites Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has vowed to pour HK$1 billion into a new fund to support recycling and tackle the looming waste crisis. Another HK$1 billion fund will help find new uses for 18 hectares of land at six closed landfills. Organisations such as sports associations and charities will be able to submit proposals for use of the sites. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1406383/hk1-billion-each-funds-boost-recycling-and-reuse-old-landfill-sites

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