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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time running out on waste charging scheme

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time running out on waste charging If evidence is needed to show that Hong Kong is dragging its feet even in the face of a crisis, the waste charging proposal is the best ... to waste more time in bringing forward a waste charge. If we do not get it right this time, the target of slashing overall waste per person by 40 per cent by 2022 will remain an elusive goal. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    10,000 households to take part in waste-charging pilot scheme

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:45pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Up to 10,000 households to take part in waste-charging pilot scheme Estates' rubbish will not be wasted Up to 10,000 households from seven estates will take part voluntarily in a six-month trial aimed at helping officials design a waste-charging scheme for introduction in 2016. Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing said yesterday that the pilot ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Amoy Gardens residents divided over waste-charging methods

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Residents split over charging method Residents of a Kowloon Bay estate where a government waste-charging plan will be tested say they support the scheme ... different charging methods. Housewife Ou Liying, who lives in block J with her husband and two children, believes charging each household by the amount thrown away would be best. "I think ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Charging scheme is best quick fix for Hong Kong’s municipal waste problem

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:30pm by JOHN CHAI

    ... John Chai John Chai says a charging scheme is the best way to quickly tackle our municipal waste problem, but the onus should also be on producers Solid steps The scale of Hong Kong's ... solutions, involving more detailed planning and hardware. To find a quick fix, waste charging would be the right step to take. There has been a charge for disposing of construction and demolition ...

  5. 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 tip. But with our three landfills reaching capacity in 2016, fleshing out and fine-tuning the government's blueprint for waste disposal has to be a priority. The mix of charging ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Wasteful manufacturers must produce less packaging

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

    ... Instead of discouraging the production of waste, the government is planning to punish the public by imposing a charge on waste. In our household, we attempt at all times to reduce waste ... in the rubbish. Even worse, all these different parts of the newspaper are heavy. If the waste-charging scheme does go into effect, I will definitely stop my subscription and read my news online. ...

  7. 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

    ... a decade (as late as 2001, more than 20 per cent of municipal solid waste still went to landfills). Key to this development have been taxation on landfills, household waste charges, and clear goals ... Ulf Ohrling and Kristian Odebjer Ulf Ohrling and Kristian Odebjer say Hong Kong should set bolder targets, to be a regional leader Sweden shows incineration can playa key role in waste ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Public backs pay-as-you-throw plan for waste charging, study finds

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:00am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com More than 60 per cent want households charged for rubbish disposal, green group's survey finds Public support waste policy to pay as you throw ... The findings were released amid a four-month public consultation launched by the Council for Sustainable Development, which has put forward three models of waste-disposal charging in order to reduce ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Waste charging needs community support

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 06:47pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau says it should be part of a plan that also promotes recycling Government must get people to support waste charging Armed with a pen and notebook, Chief Executive Leung ... for landfill expansion, Leung must present a basket of solutions, which must include a plan for volume-based waste charging, as this is most effective in encouraging people to reuse and recycle. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Briefs, January 13, 2013

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... of its Kwai Chung plant site. It wants to build two residential buildings, of 138.55 metres, and one hotel, of 148 metres, on the site.   Public views sought on waste scheme The Environmental Protection Department will seek public opinion on implementing a solid -waste charging scheme. Issues for discussion include whether to charge progressively, and illegal dumping.   Animal cruelty ...




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