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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco Finance Committee approves HK$1.6b food-waste plant

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Finance Committee says yes to food-waste plant Lawmakers endorsed a HK$1.6 billion project to build the city's first organic-waste treatment plant ... with Beijing loyalists. The plan to build a food-waste treatment plant in Siu Ho Wan on Lantau Island had won cross-party support. Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit said ahead of the meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624006/legco-finance-committee-approves-hk16b-food-waste-plant
  2. News - World - DISEASE

    Screening arriving air passengers for Ebola a waste of money, experts say

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by GDN

    ... The Guadian Doctors say screening air passengers for Ebola waste of money There is little chance of detecting someone infected with Ebola by screening passengers arriving at airports in Britain and the United States for the virus, and it will cost money that could be better spent, a paper in the Lancet medical journal warned yesterday. The findings come as London's Gatwick ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1621577/screening-arriving-air-passengers-ebola-waste-money-experts-say
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    US architect's recycling centre plan may help solve Hong Kong's waste woes

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com US architect proposes processing waste within neighbourhood buildings and integrating them with facilities such as flea markets and gardens Recycling ... as the focal point of collection and handling of waste generated from a neighbourhood. The buildings, of up to six floors, would house recycling, community, leisure and educational activities under one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620082/us-architects-recycling-centre-plan-may-help-solve-hong-kongs-waste
  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Biodiesel companies want stricter regulation on waste oil

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 10:26am by Elaine Yau

    ... drains. At the time, it was relatively cheap to collect such used oil from restaurants, Choi says. But without regulation, the collection of waste oil eventually came to be dominated by dubious ... of deep frying; and the gunk removed from grease traps designed to prevent oily waste water from clogging drains- hence the name gutter oil. Bad publicity following exposés on Taiwan oil suppliers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1617701/biodiesel-companies-want-stricter-regulation-waste-oil
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In the modern era, coins are a waste of time and money

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Coins a waste of time and money The small things in life are usually the most easily forgotten. Hong Kong's nickel-brass cent-denominated coins cannot be easily used, ... strongly we feel about them in an era where there is increasingly less need to carry physical cash. The question is simple enough: do we want to keep them in circulation, or are they a waste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1614574/modern-era-coins-are-waste-time-and-money
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must act now to solve its waste problem

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Act now to solve waste problem After years of discussion, fact-finding and consultation, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel for Hong Kong's waste disposal ... incinerators are stalled. Hong Kong is running out of options and charging is a proven way of reducing waste and promoting a recycling culture. The pre-paid garbage bag is considered the fairest way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1603502/hong-kong-must-act-now-solve-its-waste-problem
  7. News - China

    Chinese authorities attempt to put the brakes on wasteful urban construction

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 02:56pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Appearance of empty "ghost towns" in cities across the country prompts action to regulate land use and improve efficiency Authorities will rein in the rampant construction of new urban districts across China in an ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1600882/chinese-authorities-attempt-put-brakes-wasteful-urban-construction
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Prepaid bin bags are the way to charge household for waste collection, group says

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Ernest Kao

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ernest Kao Fees based on household's volume of waste favoured for government charging scheme Prepaid bags are the way to throw: council group A subcommittee under the Council for Sustainable Development will recommend the government charge households for waste disposal using designated prepaid bags, with fees based on volume. It will also suggest a transition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598253/prepaid-bags-are-way-throw-council-sustainable-development-group
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pay-as-you-throw waste pilot scheme has limited impact

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Amoy Gardens trial gives policymakers food for thought as they discuss how to make waste charging work to ease pressure on landfills Waste fee pilot has a limited impact A pilot pay-as-you-throw waste-charging scheme resulted in only a moderate decrease in the amount of rubbish being sent to landfills, initial findings from the exercise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597586/waste-fee-pilot-has-limited-impact
  10. Comment - Letters

    Waste companies and government guilty of obstructive inertia

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by LETTERS

    ... Waste companies and government guiltyof obstructive inertia I write in reference to Elvis Au's letter " Waste already transported by sea ", (August 27). Gustave Flaubert, ... but difficult to justify that plan when all the detailed questions show up. In the context of waste management, Ségolène Royal, the French minister for ecology, sustainable development and energy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1595599/waste-companies-and-government-guilty-obstructive-inertia

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