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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Street cleaners send waste for recycling to landfills

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Cleaners dump waste for recycling Government-paid street sweepers have been caught emptying recycling bins and dumping their contents with general waste destined for landfills. Video taken by the Sunday Morning Post revealed the illegal activity, which is torpedoing public recycling efforts and denying the government's recycling contractor ...

  2. Legislators scathing on e-waste document

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consultation period, which ends in April. The government aims to regulate collection and recycling of more than 70,000 tonnes of e-waste generated each year, an amount expected to grow 2 per cent a year. Much of the waste is now exported after preliminary treatment in recycling yards but the storage before shipment creates environmental hazards. Products to be covered include TVs, fridges, ...

  3. Network plans to recycle unused food to the needy

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to promoting 'food recycling'. 'Now that we have such a broad-based platform, corporations can no longer use the excuse they didn't know there were food banks, or how to get in contact with one, for not taking part in food recycling,' said Edwin Lau Che-feng, director of general affairs at Friends of the Earth, which started the network. More than 550,000 people ...

  4. Recycling the key to waste policy

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong's mounting waste problem is off the agenda. There are three ways of dealing with waste- landfills, incineration and recycling, which remains at a rudimentary stage in this city. None can solve the problem without integration with the other two, although incineration, using the latest technology, alongside recycling may be the best way forward. As lawmakers and waste experts have ...

  5. Government must do more to help kick-start troubled recycling sector

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government has not shown sufficient support for the recycling industry and a policy rethink is needed. The government-funded Eco Park in Tuen Mun has become a hub for recycling firms. However, even with equipment, rent and other subsidies, some companies are making a loss, while others have not met production targets. The current subsidy mechanism is not sustainable. Recyclable ...

  6. Eco Park falls short of recycling, jobs targets

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The HK$319 million government-funded Eco Park for the recycling industry has failed to live up to expectations, with its commercial tenants falling ... of the recycling industry in the city. Government figures show that the five companies are about 44 per cent short of the minimum target for the amount of waste to be recycled, set by the Environmental ...

  7. Providing adequate recycling facilities far more effective than waste charges

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that it has ensured all possible means of recycling waste are available to people. And they must be adequate. The existing options are almost non-existent. In fact, at my place of work, we are only able to recycle plastic and cardboard, and organising the former proved difficult. At my home, I have repeatedly asked if we can get recycling bins emptied more frequently or larger ones put ...

  8. Recycling levy a price worth paying

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... There is a need for a greater sense of urgency in the city's approach to waste reduction and recycling. This is particularly true of electronic items which cannot be incinerated ... in the disposal of electrical and electronics products once a HK$400 million e-waste recycling plant is up and running at Tuen Mun. To finance operation of the plant, a disposal fee will be levied ...

  9. Local organisations team up with Yan Oi Tong in recycling

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and young people- over the recycling of waste. Ocean Park began to co-operate with YOT in a recycling programme in December 2009. The park collects plastic bottles on its premises and donates them to YOT for recycling. In June this year, the theme park also began to collect used cooking oil from its eateries and staff canteens to be recycled by YOT. Ocean Park says: 'The collaboration ...

  10. Make an effort to support recycling

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The ushering in of a recycling culture in Hong Kong is, naturally, regarded as primarily the responsibility of the government. But there are choices we can all make which will help. Ensuring that the paper we buy has been recycled is as necessary as separating waste, conserving and pressuring companies to package products responsibly. While paper constitutes about one-fifth ...




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