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  1. Waste disposal levy needs adjusting

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I agree with Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah's proposed levy on waste. The fee would be a significant step towards reducing the amount of our solid waste, while also ... conservation and the public good. Before it implements this policy, the government should set up a transition period that lets citizens adapt to the new ways of waste disposal. It should also promote ...

  2. Plastic bag tax just first step in waste disposal

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of plastic bottles, cups, spoons and styrofoam containers. Nor does it touch on the wider issue of recycling, which remains low in community consciousness. Glass bottles and cans are as problematic. ... for action. Waste disposal is a pressing issue, and getting all sectors of the community on board, from companies to consumers, so that we have an integrated approach is a matter of urgency. Refunds ...

  3. Rubbish rules

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... Mutsuko Murakami Despite its apparently wasteful consumption, Japan may be a pioneer in Asia in household waste recycling. Following new rubbish segregation rules, people are quickly ... It's not as if things were simple before. We had to split our waste into flammable and inflammable items for collectors who come on different days of each week. Cans, glass bottles, plastic ...

  4. Fill bad factor

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... is rubbish piled four storeys high. When the rubbish containers arrive, they're dumped into one or more pits, each the size of a football pitch. Once filled, the waste is covered with earth ... It goes to a landfill, like everyone else's. Each night, the Leung family's waste is loaded into a truck for a one-hour drive to a vast West Kowloon transfer station in Lai Chi Kok. ...

  5. We can expand airport and also solve Hong Kong's landfill problems

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to maintain the excellence of its transport/aviation facilities, and the need for landfill for the disposal of industrial, building and household waste. The enormous volumes required to enlarge ... demonstrated by the Pulau Semakau landfill in Singapore, the ecology of which attracted 13,000 paying public visitors in 2010. As to the feasibility of converting waste landfill into a major airport, ...

  6. Toxic e-waste exposed to the elements in open-air depots

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... development and damage the kidneys, liver and neural, circulatory and reproductive systems, it says. Some e-waste contains chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons, which destroy the ozone ... after pile of electronic waste. Dumped in a haphazard manner that creates a man-made terrain of plastic heaps, computer monitors sit atop cassette tape players and bulky analogue television ...

  7. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Burning question on waste disposal

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ..., but on the other it also contains a lengthy section on incineration, saying the percentage of waste to be incinerated should be raised and setting goals for different regions. So it seems the central ... wastedisposal Chen Liwen is suing Guangzhou's Environmental Protection Bureau after it refused to fully disclose all the information she requested about the city's only waste incineration ...

  8. Proposed waste levy will not bother rich but will hurt families on low incomes

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Friends of the Earth has suggested a charge per bag of refuse of HK$1.30 under a proposed waste levy. The green group estimates this would come to about HK$40 a month for a typical family. ... is that there is no mention of different kinds of waste attracting different rates. There is a failure to offer people the incentives to become more environmentally friendly. Suppose Family A only discards ...

  9. Vending machine 'eggs' wasteful, says YWCA

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The YWCA yesterday urged young people to reduce waste by not buying surprise toy 'eggs' from vending machines, after a survey found that over 1,200 of 2,540 youngsters routinely bought them. Half of the buyers said they threw away the oval plastic containers, while 20 per cent even threw out the toys inside. No shop recycled the waste, the YWCA said. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    'Unsexy' trash is a real problem in wasteful HK, clean-up organiser says

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... shipping containers carrying the pellets fell off a vessel during Typhoon Vicente, had focused Hongkongers' attention on the amount of man-made waste that ends up in the oceans. Some ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com HK, one of the world's most wasteful places, urged to change thinking about consumption City must clean up its act, says campaign chief There is nothing ...




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