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  1. Chip giant powers up solar cell venture

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Logan

    ... to make meaningful contributions to the company's bottom line, the green venture would keep used wafers out of China's landfills, according to SMIC founder and chief executive Richard ...

  2. Letters

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... us what this number is in terms of a percentage of the total solid waste used in landfills. Studies in Australia show that plastic bags make up less than 0.2 per cent of the materials dumped in landfills. Experience in other countries shows consumer behaviour can change because of such a tax. But Hong Kong is not the same as these places. Consumers will buy from hawkers and small shops ...

  3. letters

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reduce waste Hong Kong is known as a city with limited space but a huge population. The city's three landfills are rapidly approaching full capacity as 600 million tonnes of solid waste are generated every year. I would like to suggest some things students can do to help solve this problem. The basic way through which students can help at school and at home ...

  4. Talkback

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

    ... will eventually end up in a landfill. Teaching aids, software and CDs galore are available to teachers. We all know who foots the bill eventually. I have been a teacher for 20 years and I see no sign ...

  5. Filmmaker plots new life as a farmer

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of our rubbish from going to landfills. Instead, it can be composted and placed back into the soil. What about the problems you encountered on the farm? Running a farm is no easy task, ...

  6. HKFA gets $103m from Jockey Club to build academy

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as well as nurturing talented young footballers.' The proposed academy will be built in the landfill site at Tseung Kwan O. The proposal features five standard pitches and a half pitch ...

  7. Urban planning guide published to allay transparency fears

    Posted Apr 10th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... without seeking Beijing's permission. Macau has no jurisdiction over the sea, and any landfill requires the central government's approval. Under the planning guidelines, an 'ocean ...

  8. Green shoppers save 1.2m plastic bags

    Posted Jun 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be done to ease the strain on the city's rapidly filling landfills. ParknShop has 220 stores in the city; 1.2 million fewer bags in a month translates to an average daily reduction of about ...

  9. Cities feed their refuse to bugs, and get biogas back

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Construction of the biogas waste plant also cost the city a fortune, but now everyone is happy. Residents no longer complain about the smell of the landfill, and the revenue from power generation ...

  10. Funding for academy 'far from settled'

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... chairman Brian Leung Hung-tak last week revealed the Jockey Club would pump in HK$200 million to build the academy at a landfill site in Tseung Kwan O. He had also made this pledge in his election ...




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