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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The bad science in city's incineration plan for househould waste

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Martin Williams

    ... to waste There has been considerable brouhaha over Hong Kong's waste strategy, particularly plans to expand three landfills and build an incinerator on an artificial island by Shek Kwu Chau- ... incineration to reduce waste in landfills was a strategy adopted in Hong Kong from the late 1960s, leading to four waste incineration plants being built. Yet to the Environmental Protection Department, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556646/bad-science-citys-incineration-plan-househould-waste
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Cat litter linked to radiation leak at nuclear waste dump in New Mexico

    Posted May 20th 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... containers, many of which are probably stored outside on the lab's northern New Mexico campus or at a temporary site in west Texas. The order says the 57 barrels of waste were packed with nitrate ... litter is to blame for the leak. According to the order, two of those containers are known to be at the waste plant. It does not say where the rest of the barrels are, but Los Alamos ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1516695/cat-litter-linked-radiation-leak-nuclear-waste-dump-new-mexico
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Unconscious driver pulled from truck crushed by tumbling shipping containers

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:53pm

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Driver suffered broken arms and legs when five containers fell to the ground at Kwai Chung terminal, one landing on his truck A truck driver who was trapped in his vehicle after it was crushed by a shipping container at a container terminal in Kwai Chung has been rescued by firefighters. The man, aged between 40 and 50, was unconscious as he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557163/shipping-container-falls-truck-kwai-chung
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lawmakers must back Hong Kong's own plant for recycling e-waste

    Posted May 20th 2014, 06:45pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... waste contains heavy metals and toxins that can be released when being dismantled, including mercury, cadmium and lead. Media reports have highlighted that the dismantling of electronic waste ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau says it will ease pressure on landfills and protect public health Lawmakers must back recycling plant for e-waste Four years after the end of public consultations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1516152/lawmakers-must-back-hong-kongs-own-plant-recycling-e-waste
  5. Business - Companies - FUEL

    Hong Kong biodiesel firms urge government controls on imports

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com HK operators using waste cooking oil say they cannot compete with cheaper overseas feedstock sources that have an environmental impact Biodiesel firms urge ... the government's plan to study the viability of greater adoption of biodiesel, including making it mandatory, but say a local market for homegrown makers using waste cooking oil as feedstock is likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1556923/hong-kong-biodiesel-firms-urge-government-controls-imports
  6. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs a sustainable disposal solution to tackle mounting waste

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by LETTERS

    ... Sustainable disposal solution needed to tackle mounting waste Michael Chugani (" Let landfill opponents drown in their own waste," July 16) reveals his lack of understanding of the fundamental issues in waste management. The fact is that no finite-capacity waste disposal facilities, be they landfills or incinerators, can handle a rising amount of waste. As the population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1559409/hong-kong-needs-sustainable-disposal-solution-tackle-mounting-waste
  7. News - Asia - INDIA

    They're not from round here: Indian uranium boss dismisses deformities of villagers

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:48pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New Delhi I bet they came from elsewhere, head of uranium firm in east says of neighbours with high rates of disability, which reports tie to mine waste Mine boss shrugs off ... with disease and early deaths- and the suspicion they shared with some environmental activists that the health conditions are linked to mining waste. There’s no change in disease pattern around ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558473/theyre-not-round-here-indian-uranium-boss-dismisses-deformities-villagers
  8. Comment - Letters

    Wasteful manufacturers must produce less packaging

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

    ... SCMP Editorial Manufacturers must throw out wasteful packaging practices The Hong Kong government is once again showing that it is a reactive government, rather than a proactive one. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1473735/wasteful-manufacturers-must-produce-less-packaging
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government has wasted time opposing Occupy Central, says legal scholar

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:58pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... to HKU's outgoing dean of law The government wasted time trying to diminish and oppose Occupy Central instead of coming up with proposals for electing the city’s leader that might win public ... there are no choices, you only make people go to extremes.” Chan said the possibility of finding common ground had grown very slim. “To be honest, I’m not that positive,” he said. “The government has wasted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554672/government-has-wasted-time-opposing-occupy-central-says-legal-scholar
  10. Bags with heart

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans talks to a woman who turns rubbish into fashion Every day, tens of thousands of plastic bags are thrown out in the Indian capital, New Delhi. They are moved from waste dump to waste dump, only to end up in an even bigger dump. Along the way, New Delhi's two million scavengers, or 'rag pickers', pick among the rubbish to find bags, cardboard, paper, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/634491/bags-heart

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