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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shek Kwu Chau waste incinerator location a ‘non-issue’, says Dutch delegation

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:14am by Ernest Kao

    ... to ash, flue gas and heat. Huisman said that like Hong Kong, the Netherlands had suffered from a waste problem in the 1990s, with overflowing landfills and a fragmented recycling industry. ... into energy at the country’s 12 facilities. Only 4 per cent of Dutch waste goes to landfills compared to Hong Kong’s 52 per cent. Huisman said those who believed incineration was still a threat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1459092/shek-kwu-chau-waste-incinerator-location-non-issue-says-dutch
  2. News - China Insider - AIR POLLUTION

    Shenzhen delegates demand closure of Hong Kong landfill sites after choking smog hits city

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 01:44pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Delegates from Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress have urged Hong Kong to shut down all of its landfill sites close to the border after smoke arising from ... on Saturday that the choking smog was a result of the landfill fire. Data from the Shenzhen official meteorological bureau’s website showed a surge in levels of small inhalable particles PM2.5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1354240/shenzhen-delegates-demand-closure-hong-kong-landfill-sites-after
  3. News - Hong Kong - WASTE DISPOSAL

    Government to press on with plans to expand two landfill sites

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 05:07am by Candy Chan

    ... Candy Chan candy.chan@scmp.com Government to press ahead with landfill expansions The government has proposed creating a stretch of green belt to act as a buffer between an extended landfill in Tuen Mun and residential areas, in a bid to appease locals who have objected to plans to expand the landfill. Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing also announced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1349309/government-press-plans-expand-two-landfill-sites
  4. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD

    Soccer academy farce another example of how difficult it is to get things done in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... on a landfill site. You heard it right first time. Yes, 38 different bodies to be involved before the Hong Kong Jockey Club can start construction on the 9.6-hectare site in New Territories East. ... Potter's magical community in Britain. One whisk of the wand and the vacant landfill would be transformed into a state-of-the-art soccer complex with eight pitches, a hostel for players ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1478824/time-consult-cornelius-fudge
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    Landfill extension plan kickstarts waste disposal system overhaul

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 03:26am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... O landfill. Under the plan, devised to win support from nearby residents for an extension of the landfill, only construction refuse will be dumped there with all other waste being sent to tips in Tuen ... Wong Kam-sing said. The ban on offensive refuse in Tseung Kwan O was promised by environment officials as they tried in vain to win residents' support for extending the landfill- due ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1339954/landfill-extension-plan-kickstarts-waste-disposal-system-overhaul
  6. News - Hong Kong

    'Dumped' HK$28m painting ‘covered by insurance’

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 01:38pm

    ... million painting that possibly ended up in a landfill site after being dumped by cleaners, has said that damages will be “compensated properly”. In a statement released from Beijing last night, ... to have been buried in a landfill in Tuen Mun. Poly Auction Hong Kong yesterday told police it would not pursue the matter. The case which was first classified by police as “theft”, was being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1473477/dumped-hk28m-painting-covered-insurance
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Invasion of the flies: Hong Kong village swamped by swarms from landfill site

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Locals believe the swarms of flies are coming from the nearby landfill - and it's getting worse Winged invaders creating a buzz in Tuen Mun What sounds ... by large flies that locals speculate may have come from the nearby landfill at Nim Wan. At Ha Pak Nai village, just a stone's throw from the city's biggest dump, the South China Morning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1330983/invasion-flies-hong-kong-village-swamped-swarms-landfill-site
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HK$1.53b food waste treatment plant cleared for final approval

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:28pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... instead of pouring money into building a treatment plant," he said. At present, food waste is disposed of at landfills. Of the 9,300 tonnes of municipal solid waste dumped at landfills every ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469253/hk153b-food-waste-treatment-plant-cleared-final-approval
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    Environment Secretary offers few details on long-term waste plans

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:58am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Few details on long-term waste plans As environment officials struggle to force through the legislature plans for landfill expansion and a waste ... landfills. "[Planning] for the next 20 to 30 years, we will commission a study this year on where we can apply technologies … to minimise our dependence on landfills," Wong said at a press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407872/environment-secretary-offers-few-details-long-term-waste-plans
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., April 13, 2014

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Poly Auction A Chinese painting which sold at auction for HK$28 million apparently ended up in a landfill after workers removed it with rubbish. The painting- called Snowy Mountain- was one of 22 works by Cui Ruzhuo which were sold by Poly Auction Hong Kong at the Grand Hyatt hotel. A security guard apparently kicked the painting to a pile of rubbish, which was later ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1479405/bad-week-april-13-2014

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