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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time running out on waste charging scheme

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... there are still divergent views on how to go about it. Meanwhile, our landfills are fast filling up. Unless resolute measures are taken, it is only a matter of time before the city will be besieged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1472227/time-running-out-waste-charging-scheme
  2. Most read on SCMP.com this week

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:49pm by SCMP.com

    ... the opening of his Hong Kong restaurant 5 APR 2014 Searchers seek confirmation of 'pings' heard in Malaysia Airlines plane hunt 9 APR 2014 Police search landfill for HK$28 million painting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1459240/most-read-scmpcom-week
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Everyone must make sacrifices if Hong Kong is to hit flats target

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Sacrifice needed to hit flats target Increasingly, the "not in my backyard" mentality has become an obstacle to new developments in various spheres. From landfill ... to live near a landfill or columbarium. Nor does anyone want their quality of living to suffer as a result of development nearby. But the pressure to build more housing is growing. A government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1451998/everyone-must-make-sacrifices-if-hong-kong-hit-flats-target
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 3, 2014

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:21am by LETTERS

    ... to the report ("Landfill, incinerator plans pass Legco's environmental affairs panel", March 28) where Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing said expanding the three landfills and building ... concerned about the harmful gases from these plants that will cause air pollution. Also, although it may be feasible to have landfills in Hong Kong for a number of years, I do not think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1463376/letters-editor-april-3-2014
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sweeteners offered to win support for landfill expansions

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Tony Cheung and Cheung Chi-fai Chief Secretary Carrie Lam calls for backing for three schemes in name of 'shared responsibility' Sweeteners offered to win support for landfill ... admitted that after two weeks of lobbying the government had yet to secure enough votes for the plans to expand the three sites, in particular the Tseung Kwan O landfill, as it is closer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1266257/sweeteners-offered-win-support-landfill-expansions
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Ta Kwu Ling villagers blame landfill for 'polluted' stream

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... through their village, let alone drink from it. They say the nearby landfill, which is northeast of Sheung Shui near the mainland border, is to blame for the contamination of their stream, which flows into the Ping Yuen River. The pollution comes from trucks that drive through sewage as they enter and leave the landfill, the villagers say. Sometimes the water is "black ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1271299/ta-kwu-ling-villagers-blame-landfill-polluted-stream
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong government to propose cutting food waste by 40 per cent by 2022

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:37pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Use of organic treatment centres to ease burden on landfills, but education will play a vital role Food waste to be slashed by 40pc over nine years ... to next year. Food waste at present accounts for a third of rubbish dumped in the city's landfills. A source familiar with the plan said the target of a 40 per cent reduction by 2022 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1431357/hong-kong-government-propose-cutting-food-waste-40-cent-2022
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Landfill vote to be recycled next week

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Johnny Tam and Cheung Chi-fai Second attempt by legislators to make a decision on plans to expand rubbish dumps Landfill vote to be recycled next week Lawmakers are due to vote on two controversial landfill extension plans on Tuesday, after the environment minister backed down on a third proposal, to expand the Tseung Kwan O facility. Discussions will resume after a dramatic meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1270665/landfill-vote-be-recycled-next-week
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Union lawmakers may tip balance on landfill plan

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Union lawmakers may tip balance on landfill plan Lawmakers from the Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) may hold the key for environment officials seeking support for a Tseung Kwan O landfill extension plan, with time running out for them to secure enough backing in a pre-funding application vote. Officials are targeting critical minorities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1268121/union-lawmakers-may-tip-balance-landfill-plan
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Tseung Kwan O landfill expansion faces defeat

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com DAB and union lawmakers will vote down plan to expand dumping site in Tseung Kwan O, but two other proposals may still get backing Landfill pitch headed for defeat The government's bid to extend the Tseung Kwan O landfill looks set to fail today after the biggest party in the legislature last night decided not to back it. It stands a higher chance of securing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1268868/tseung-kwan-o-landfill-expansion-faces-defeat

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