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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Exempt those living near landfills from rubbish fee, says Exco's Bernard Chan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Live near a landfill, pay no rubbish fee: adviser People living near landfills earmarked for expansion should be exempted from a proposed fee for rubbish disposal, a top government adviser says. Bernard Chan, a member of the Executive Council and chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development, said it was necessary to extend the landfills ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455105/exempt-those-living-near-landfills-rubbish-fee-says-excos-bernard
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green groups want phased approach to landfill funding

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Environmentalists hope new approach could hold government to account over waste Phase funds for landfills, say green groups Green groups want the government to apply for landfill expansion funds in stages so that it can be held to account for its progress in waste reduction. Their suggestion comes ahead of today's public hearing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454282/green-groups-want-phased-approach-landfill-funding
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs a sustainable disposal solution to tackle mounting waste

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by LETTERS

    ... Sustainable disposal solution needed to tackle mounting waste Michael Chugani (" Let landfill opponents drown in their own waste," July 16) reveals his lack of understanding of the fundamental issues in waste management. The fact is that no finite-capacity waste disposal facilities, be they landfills or incinerators, can handle a rising amount of waste. As the population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1559409/hong-kong-needs-sustainable-disposal-solution-tackle-mounting-waste
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Coastal Tsuen Wan-Tuen Mun railway not worth the cost, minister says

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... councillors to veto a revised plan to expand the Tuen Mun landfill. The railway development blueprint, released on Wednesday, does follow through on plans for seven other rail projects- four new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597066/coastal-tsuen-wan-tuen-mun-railway-not-worth-cost-minister-says
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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