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  1. 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
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All Hong Kong must get behind plans for incinerator and landfill extensions

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:12pm by RICHARD VUYLSTEKE

    ... and address the concerns of local people living close to the three landfills. It has proposed enhanced landfill management and containment, improvements to waste transportation and odour reduction, ... blueprint for sustainable use of resources has called for co-ordinated action on waste prevention, reuse, recycling, recovery, treatment and landfills to resolve Hong Kong's escalating waste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1482091/all-hong-kong-must-get-behind-plans-incinerator-and-landfill-extensions
  3. 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

    ... 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 management plan As Hong Kong approaches critical decisions on the future of its waste management, there is an opportunity to add some perspective from a country that would count as one of the most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1482809/sweden-shows-incineration-can-play-key-role-waste-management-plan
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't waste this chance for real dialogue on political reform in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:07pm by DENNIS KWOK

    ... Dennis Kwok Dennis Kwok says democratic lawmakers heading to Shanghai must ensure that, unlike in 2005, they don't waste the opportunity to begin genuine dialogue on political reform ... on top of which further communications or even a consensus could be built. It did not happen. It was wasted time, and a wasted opportunity for both sides. The failure to achieve anything close ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1473309/dont-waste-chance-real-dialogue-political-reform-shanghai
  5. 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 example. The levy was floated as a solution to our mounting problem of refuse disposal as early as the 1990s. Despite a gradual public consensus on adopting fees to help reduce waste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1472227/time-running-out-waste-charging-scheme
  6. Comment - Letters

    Legco should back government's proposed incinerator

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Legislators should back government's proposed incinerator Government figures show about 9,300 tonnes per day of municipal solid waste being dumped in our landfills in 2012. Hong Kong faces a crisis of not having sufficient disposal capacity to handle waste. All three landfills will be full in a few years. The Alliance for Promoting Sustainable Waste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1484942/legco-should-back-governments-proposed-incinerator
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The pros and cons of working past 60

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... consultations in that it contains concrete ways to deal with a greying government workforce. Given the far-reaching implications for the public and private sectors, the options should be carefully ... are due to retire are indeed able workers. Their rich working and life experience makes them valuable assets to employers and society as a whole. It would be a waste to force them out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1481347/pros-and-cons-working-past-60
  8. Comment - Letters

    Unfair to compare one-stage UK example with Hong Kong waste plant

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Unfair to compare one-stage UK example with HK waste plant I refer to the letter by Emily Lam ("Concerns over new organic waste plant", March 24) and the opinion expressed in Lai See ("Digesting the price", March 15). Ms Lam is right that despite food waste reduction efforts, adequate food waste treatment and recycling facilities are necessary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1458785/unfair-compare-one-stage-uk-example-hong-kong-waste-plant
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Building incinerators at landfills a better solution for Hong Kong's waste

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:55am by Daniël van Scheltinga

    ... Daniël van Scheltinga Daniël van Scheltinga says HK should consider cheaper, greener alternative Building incinerators at landfill sites a better waste solution Waste is a problem that will not go away; indeed, the world will produce more and more as prosperity levels continue to rise. Hong Kong is no exception, and the present method of dealing with municipal solid waste, namely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1457563/building-incinerators-landfills-better-solution-hong-kongs
  10. Comment - Letters

    Waste-charge scheme will be watered down and overcomplicated

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Waste-charge scheme will be watered down and overcomplicated I refer to the letter by Christine Loh, undersecretary for the environment ("Waste-charge system will be coupled with more recycling", October 8), replying to Bob Carson ("People will be charged for waste created by manufacturers", September 30). Mr Carson hit the nail on the head. Much of the waste generated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1331094/waste-charge-scheme-will-be-watered-down-and-overcomplicated

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