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  1. Comment - Letters

    Government should help recyclers

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:44am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Government should do more to boost recycling sector I refer to the report (" Incinerator and landfill expansions are a must, says Bernard Chan ", February 20). Mr Chan as chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development should know better. He is confusing the collection and sorting of recyclable materials with recycling per se. Hong Kong is certainly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1434419/government-should-help-recyclers
  2. Comment - Letters

    Too much talk and not enough action on waste and recycling

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 03:15am by LETTERS

    ... Too much talk and not enough action on waste and recycling The reason we are now facing a waste crisis is that the government has wasted so much time. Traffic congestion, air pollution ... charges should only be implemented on properties of over a certain rateable value. Recycling will only work when it becomes a viable business and the government needs to do more on the supply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1412083/too-much-talk-and-not-enough-action-waste-and-recycling
  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 100 per cent by 2020. Taiwan, with a zero-waste policy since 2003, defines it as "effectively recycling and utilising resources through green production, green consumption, source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1451100/landfill-extensions-will-threaten-public-health
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Waste charging necessary to develop a recycling mentality

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 03:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... alternative than to push resolutely ahead with implementation of measures centred on waste disposal charging and recycling. The protests are understandable; no one wants to live or work near a rubbish ... recycling, incineration and landfill expansion envisaged is the best way to wean our city off its reliance on burying its trash. While the protests and courts are being negotiated, authorities have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1409234/waste-charging-necessary-develop-recycling-mentality
  5. 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

    ... progressive in this particular area: Sweden. Sweden has, in a relatively short period of time, achieved a remarkable increase in recycling rates, which has been accompanied by a corresponding ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1482809/sweden-shows-incineration-can-play-key-role-waste-management-plan
  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2014

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:18am by LETTERS

    ... Kwok, principal information officer, Marine Department   Grants can help recycling companies The environment secretary has announced a plan in which waste recyclers will be offered up to HK$5 million in grants to boost their capacity and efficiency from a proposed HK$1 billion fund to promote recycling which they must match, for a two-year project to expand their businesses (" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1482504/letters-editor-april-15-2014
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:29am by STAFF

    ... committee to choose candidates to be put to a popular vote.   Electronic waste recycling in focus Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing attends an inauguration ceremony for the Hong Kong Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycling Association. The group has been involved in managing programmes for computer equipment, fluorescent lamps and rechargeable batteries in a bid to raise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1474512/talking-points
  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 7, 2014

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by LETTERS

    ... instability. Such individuals, rather than spray-painting walls, should get psychiatric help. Pang Chi-ming, Fanling   Force hotels to recycle or give away food I refer to the letter by Ravin Melwani ... there is an urgent need for all of us in Hong Kong to recycle and reuse as much as possible. Our existing landfills are almost full and may reach capacity by 2020. Future generations face a serious crisis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1466560/letters-editor-april-7-2014
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All Hong Kong must get behind plans for incinerator and landfill extensions

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:12pm by RICHARD VUYLSTEKE

    ... blueprint for sustainable use of resources has called for co-ordinated action on waste prevention, reuse, recycling, recovery, treatment and landfills to resolve Hong Kong's escalating waste ... At the same time, we must take action to reduce waste, improve recycling and refine the waste disposal infrastructure. Key stakeholders, as well as the wider public, should support the proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1482091/all-hong-kong-must-get-behind-plans-incinerator-and-landfill-extensions
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Public support for plans to tackle waste must be earned

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

    ... every aspect of a holistic waste management process in place. The government knows that waste charging, a landfill ban, producer responsibility schemes, and support for the recycling industry ... waste generated every day in Hong Kong. To help it regain public trust, the government should promptly announce how a HK$1 billion subsidy will be allocated to support the local recycling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1452388/public-support-plans-tackle-waste-must-be-earned

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