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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HK$1.53b food waste treatment plant cleared for final approval

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:28pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Food waste treatment plant through to final hurdle Plans to build the city's first organic waste treatment plant on northern Lantau received a boost ... a final vote at Legco's finance committee in June. Scheduled for completion in late 2016, the HK$1.53 billion facility in Siu Ho Wan would handle up to 200 tonnes of food waste daily, turning ...

  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 ... per building. Yip hoped the scheme would bring a 30 per cent reduction of waste at the estate. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers' budget queries 'a waste of time'

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... waste of time' Lawmakers scrutinising the budget have filed a record number of questions- 6,825 in all, much to the annoyance of Beijing-loyalist legislators, who question the time ... and I think we have to accommodate the lawmakers' work as far as possible, if it's not wasting a lot of resources." On the large number of questions his bureau received, So said: ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Professor touts ideas to cut waste

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... to build stalls and steps to reduce the amount of rubbish the fairs generate. Dr Richard Cheung Yun-hing says the amount of waste the fairs generate is increasing and could make the city look bad in the eyes of tourists. The government says the amount of waste from the fairs has fallen in the past two years, but Cheung says that is a temporary phenomenon because of the economic crisis. ...

  8. The shame lines on our beaches

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... drains, and much of it was plastic or polystyrene. Such waste kills sea life and birds, leaches harmful chemicals and, if not biodegradable, takes decades or even centuries to decompose. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shek Kwu Chau waste incinerator location a ‘non-issue’, says Dutch delegation

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:14am by Ernest Kao

    ... in Amsterdam, to learn about the latest thermal waste treatment technologies. It is understood that the government would only provide extra community facilities to residents living nearby, but direct subsidies such as a waste charge wavier or electricity bill reduction, would not be considered. The Dutch delegation arrived in Hong Kong this week to share knowledge and expertise on waste ...

  10. News - World - Flight MH370

    Search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 reveals extent of ocean garbage

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... fascinated by what happens to the waste that spews from the hundreds of shipping containers lost overboard from cargo ships each year. He said there's one that belches out Lego pieces onto ... It's a time-wasting distraction for air and sea crews searching for debris from the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished on March 8. It also points to wider problems in the world's ...




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