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  1. News - China

    Thousands to visit waste disposal sites as Guangzhou aims for new incinerators

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 02:15pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com A total of 11,000 people – mostly local government employees – will descend on a landfill site and a working incinerator by July 4 under ... reported. A total of 11,000 people – mostly local government employees – will descend on a landfill site and a working incinerator by July 4 under the plans. The visitors will also include about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1530028/thousands-people-visit-garbage-sites-guangzhou-tries-build-support-new
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plans to expand landfills meet protests

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Tseung Kwan O residents tell panel they are tired of dump's stench Plans to expand landfills opposed Environmentalists and Tseung Kwan O residents descended upon the Legislative Council building yesterday to voice their opposition to the government's plans to expand landfills. The meeting of the environmental affairs panel, which ran ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1251623/plans-expand-landfills-meet-protests
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Ta Kwu Ling villagers blame landfill for 'polluted' stream

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

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Water in the Ta Kwu Ling stream is 'black and muddy' from contamination, residents say Villagers blame landfill site for 'polluted' stream In Ta Kwu Ling, the residents no longer let their children play in the stream that runs through their village, let alone drink from it. They say the nearby landfill, which is northeast of Sheung ...

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

    Tseung Kwan O landfill plan withdrawn amid opposition

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:08pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Climbdown on plan to expand Tseung Kwan O dump presages more fights over how to deal with city’s growing rubbish pile Hold on landfill extension adds to waste crisis Hong Kong is on the verge of a deeper waste crisis after the environment minster bowed to political pressure and temporarily withdrew a plan to expand the Tseung Kwan O landfill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1269277/tseung-kwan-o-landfill-plan-withdrawn-amid-opposition
  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 6, 2014

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:12am by LETTERS

    ... Hongkongers are environmentally conscious and we do not see so many discarded mooncakes, mooncake boxes and wrapping paper in our landfills, but trying to be environmentally friendly should be a constant state of mind for all of us. Even though the government plans to build an incinerator and extend the landfills, these sites are already close to capacity and will reach it at a faster rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1586270/letters-editor-september-6-2014
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lawmakers trash Tseung Kwan O landfill expansion plan

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... landfill expansion Follow @SCMP_News Environment officials' waste strategy was dealt a serious blow yesterday, when lawmakers asked to withdraw a controversial plan to expand the Tseung Kwan O landfill. Despite government pledges to address the odour and dust problems that plague the adjacent residential area, a motion to oppose the plan was passed by nine votes to four at a meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1247639/lawmakers-trash-tseung-kwan-o-landfill-expansion-plan
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Legislators, residents protest against landfill expansion plan

    Posted May 27th 2013, 08:07pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Follow @SCMP_News Legislators and residents on Monday raised objections to a landfill expansion plan in Tseung Kwan O and some urged the government to withdraw the proposal. At a Legislative Council environmental affairs panel meeting on Monday, lawmakers passed a non-binding motion opposing the planned landfill expansion. Civic Party’s Ronny ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1247535/legislators-residents-protest-against-landfill-expansion-plan
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Scholars support plan to expand landfill sites

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Scholars support plan to expand landfill sites A group of environmental scientists have issued a joint statement to support a government plan to expand landfills ... and worried that the discussions on landfill expansion have dwelled on local interests. The severe challenge to solve the waste problem is neglected," the statement, signed by 56 scholars from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1263111/scholars-support-plan-expand-landfill-sites

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