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  1. News - World

    Russia breaks "Zero Waste" Olympics pledge by dumping construction waste in illegal landfill

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 01:44am by AP

    ... AKHSHTYR, Russia (AP) — Russia breaks "Zero Waste" Olympics pledge by dumping construction waste in illegal landfill. ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Sneaky' plan for landfills is withdrawn

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 04:12am by Ada Lee

    ... for landfills is withdrawn Attempts by the government to expand the city's landfills suffered another setback yesterday after it was forced to withdraw funding applications in the Legislative ... environmental affairs. The government wants to expand the landfills in Tseung Kwan O, Ta Kwu Ling and Tuen Mun- which will all be full by 2019- to take waste until a planned incinerator is ready. Strong ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Sweden shows incineration can play key role in waste management plan

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:31pm by ULF OHRLING, KRISTIAN ODEBJER

    ... reduction in waste ending up in landfills. At the same time, waste incineration has been embraced as an environmentally friendly source of energy. The statistics speak for themselves: equal shares of municipal solid waste end up being recycled and incinerated (49 per cent of each), with less than 1 per cent of the total going to landfills. Substantial progress has been accomplished in just over ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials slammed for 'cunning' move to get funding for controversial landfill plans

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 04:02am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Decision to bundle application for controversial projects with others was 'cunning': lawmaker Officials slammed for plot to get landfill plans funded Officials stand accused of trying to get studies into controversial landfill expansion projects funded by putting them through an annual reserve fund that allows them to bypass lawmakers ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:17am by STAFF

    ... O landfill   We are No1 overall and can't be better than that. But it doesn't mean anything … The playoffs start from scratch Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs on the NBA playoffs ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Legco should back government's proposed incinerator

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Legislators should back government's proposed incinerator Government figures show about 9,300 tonnes per day of municipal solid waste being dumped in our landfills in 2012. Hong Kong faces a crisis of not having sufficient disposal capacity to handle waste. All three landfills will be full in a few years. The Alliance for Promoting Sustainable Waste ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Rezoning existing landfill sites for incinerator not a good idea

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 03:44am by LETTERS

    ... Rezoning landfill sites for incinerator will not solve waste problems I refer to Ian Brownlee's article ("Community has the know-how to tackle Hong Kong's waste ... existing landfill sites for incinerators. I agree that the government should give these initiatives some consideration. Yet on a practical basis, I do not see how they can be a wiser use of public ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Public support for plans to tackle waste must be earned

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 06:50pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau suggests measures that will build government credibility Public support for plans to tackle waste must be earned The controversy over expanding our landfills ... to obtain the cleanest technology that will have a low environmental impact and public health risk. Although any city needs landfills and incinerators, they form part of a holistic waste management ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Police search Tseung Kwan O landfill for body of missing baby

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 11:17am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Police officers began digging at the Tseung Kwan O landfill on Thursday, in the hope of finding the body of six-month-old girl at the centre of a bogus ... the crack Police Tactical Unit are being deployed to carry out the search. It follows investigations that indicate the body may have been disposed in the huge landfill. Crime squad officers have ...




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