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  1. Give us more bins to boost recycling

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Hong Kong's recycling bins are often too filthy to use and are vastly outnumbered by conventional bins, a green group says. Friends of the Earth says the poor provision of environmentally friendly bins means many people who want to recycle are instead forced to dump materials into bins that will go straight to landfill sites- at a time ...

  2. Guangzhou's rubbish rules show need to go back to recycling basics

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their rubbish into four bins, ones for recyclable waste, kitchen waste, harmful waste and other types of waste. Households that fail to classify their waste correctly face a fine of up to 50 yuan ... of waste' and not 'recyclable waste'; in one community, the 'recyclable waste' bin became the residents' favourite- they put in all kinds of rubbish, from paper bags ...

  3. No choice but to recycle and incinerate waste

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the ground. The result is that the crisis we have long known is coming has arrived, leaving no choice other than to implement the obvious- recycling and incineration. As apparent as these choices may ... is an all-encompassing waste programme centred on recycling that uses incinerators to turn to ash what can't be reused. Under such a policy there would still be a need for minimal use of landfills ...

  4. Helping paper recyclers is good social and environmental policy

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more difficulties in their daily lives. Also, from an environmental point of view, I am concerned that the waste paper may end up in the landfills rather than being recycled because at the moment it is fetching such low prices. Therefore, the government and the waste recyclers should work together to deal with the problem. First, the administration should offer more financial help ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for Hong Kong to stop talking rubbish

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am

    ... the right level of urgency in launching the government's blueprint last week, calling the matter "grave". The mix of incineration, waste disposal charges and improved recycling he ... A patchwork of disposal and recycling schemes have been implemented over the years involving construction waste, electronic components and computers, plastics, paper and food. Beyond the construction ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... needs to have more public consultation in an effort to come up with environmentally-friendly policies. Recycling is the only way solution. More recycling bins should be placed on our streets to make it easier for people to recycle. Building incinerators can also help us avoid having to expand landfills. The government can carry out surveys to determine which districts generate ...

  7. Cement plant incinerator would solve two problems at once

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Following the revelation of property development at Sai Wan, Tai Long Wan, it has been truly gratifying to see the level of public interest in sustaining the beauty of areas adjacent to our country parks. Although there is much concern among residents of ...

  8. Worms win Jockey Club waste race

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... disposes of half of its stable waste- 30 tonnes- by recycling it through the mouths of millions of earthworms at Sunburst Biotechnologies' Yuen Long waste recycling site. The process involves ... and was harvested. Jockey Club head of racing operations John Ridley said the club expected to recycle all its waste by the end of the year. 'We have been looking for an alternative for quite a few ...

  9. Landfills will be full in a decade, minister warns

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Only half the city's 18,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste generated a day is recycled, which means the rest is sent to landfills, the environment minister says. Edward Yau ... summer campaign will work with businesses to place more recycling bins in shopping malls, and will discourage the use of disposable utensils in cafes. He said six cafe chains with nearly 300 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to spend HK$31b to solve waste crisis

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Seven-year blueprint confirms controversial incineration project remains top priority, with recycling measures and landfill expansion HK$31 b bid ... been changed and outlined plans for food-waste disposal, recycling and landfill expansion- which are also contentious issues. Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said it would ...




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