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  1. TEST

    Important projects to be affected by strike

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... their trucks to block one lane of Wan Po Road- the main artery to the Tseung Kwan O landfill at 9am today. Much to lose The bar benders' strike halted 60 projects within one week This resulted ...

  2. 2,000 truck drivers to strike over fuel fee to offset prices

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About 2,000 dump truck drivers are expected to join a seven-day strike next month to demand contractors pay a fuel surcharge to help offset rising diesel prices. The Hong Kong Dumper Truck Drivers' Association said yesterday it planned to take industrial action between May 5 and May 12 at public landfill reception and sorting facilities in Tseung Kwan O. ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the matter. As our landfills rapidly reach saturation point, Hong Kong is facing a massive problem regarding the disposal of municipal solid waste. The last thing we need is this ongoing, sorry debate ... question: what are you going to do with your domestic waste when the northeast New Territories, west New Territories and southeast New Territories landfills cannot take it any more? Think about ...

  4. TV firms switched off to recycling, says green group

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

    ... in landfills, according to official figures. Up to 500,000 sets might be replaced in the first year of digital broadcasting, the group says. Michelle Au Wing-Tsz, the environmental affairs officer ...

  5. Turning the world on to switching off

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... on recycling, so the situation is spiralling out of control. For example, waste paper from offices accounts for 10 per cent of all waste going into landfill. That's just ridiculous.' While ...

  6. It's time we got serious on climate change

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

    ... been piecemeal initiatives in the right direction with government efforts to make energy efficiency labelling and building energy codes mandatory, with use of gases from landfill and sewage ...

  7. Legal row looms over Eco Park recycler

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was dissatisfied with requirements to mitigate gas from a closed landfill nearby, the lack of loading facilities at the park and the poor condition of the access road. Dr Chan, however, said the conditions ...

  8. Bio-diesel plant to recycle used cooking oil

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... materials that would otherwise go to landfills; and addressing the destruction of rainforests- felled to make way for vast oil-palm plantations grown to produce biofuels. Bio-diesel is not subject ...

  9. In Brief

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

    ... apply to only 4 per cent of the retail market, and not to 96 per cent of the shops that account for 90 per cent of the plastic bags that go in landfills. Girl trapped by escalator A 12-year-old ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but in Hong Kong our landfills are nearing capacity. We can help our planet by reducing the amount of food that is wasted. Asking for less rice is one way of doing this. As your report pointed out ... the environment. Diners can save money and protect the Earth at the same time. Surely we do not want to see more of our beautiful country parks being turned into landfills? Crystal Tse, Tsuen Wan ...




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