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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Five new treatment plants needed to achieve food waste reduction target

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 07:39pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... of tackling the city's shrinking landfills, where food waste accounts for more than a third of the rubbish. Each Hongkonger dumps 130kg of food waste every year, double those of people in Seoul ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Household-based waste levy is preferred option: poll

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... cent supported the idea of having households buy their own prepaid garbage bags. The household-based waste levy, which is used in Taipei and Seoul, requires people to buy prepaid garbage bags ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Families could pay HK$74 a month to dump waste, says consultation paper

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Taipei or Seoul. "We need to find a model that suits the Hong Kong way and characteristics," she said. No single model would satisfy everyone and she expected people might opt ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plan aims to address Hong Kong's 'grave problem' with waste

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Stuart Lau and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... will take 22 per cent, leaving the remaining 23 per cent to be burnt. The structure is similar to that in Seoul. Of the range of measures he outlined at a press conference, Wong said incineration ... Tokyo, 0.95kg in Seoul, and 1kg in Taipei.   ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Qantas puts total ban on all shark fin

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... sourced through the unacceptable process of finning," she said. Air New Zealand, Korean Air and Seoul-based Asiana Airlines have announced blanket bans on the carriage of shark fin. Cathay ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Japan, South Korea concerned that China's smog will affect them

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 03:11am by Julian Ryall, Audrey Yoo

    ... said that to cope with the smog, Seoul plans to cooperate with China on environmental technology. The Chinese government has invited a team of Japanese experts to visit in an effort to identify ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... and Seoul, and its landfills- now the only means of disposal- will be full by 2019. Loh said at a forum organised by a media group: "Between now and 2020, Hong Kong will have to invest HK$31 ...



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