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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Second incinerator is not a burning issue: environment secretary Wong Kam-sing

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... for a landfill extension in Tseung Kwan O and a waste incinerator in Shek Kwu Chau, and that he does not intend to push for a second incinerator just yet. Over the past few months, Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing has been lobbying for political and community support for his waste infrastructure plan, which he says is essential for the sustainability of the city. "[The landfill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474304/second-incinerator-not-burning-issue-environment-secretary-wong-kam
  2. Rubbish fee under review

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... how the fee for collecting and getting rid of rubbish would work. It is the latest plan to try to get residents to reduce waste. How much will be charged is uncertain. 'The issue goes well beyond how much will be charged,' a source said. 'It is also about overhauling the way people handle their household waste.' The city dumps an average of 3.3million tonnes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989769/rubbish-fee-under-review
  3. Business - Companies - COMPETITION

    Bitter rivalries can goad firms to greatness

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 11:45am by Stephen Vines

    ... this sort of stuff on their curriculums, though their "experts" may solemnly pronounce on the wasteful nature of bitter personal business rivalries. But are they right? The jewel ... so far as to publish an entire special edition devoted to "The Phony Pharaoh", which, among other things, contained the details of a leaked government report into Fayed's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1468813/bitter-personal-rivalries-can-goad-firms-greatness
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Environmentalist tells of the dangers of plastic waste adrift in the ocean

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 07:14pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com An adventurous environmentalist is raising awareness of the dangers of plastic waste, especially the garbage patches forming in ocean gyres around the world, ... at night. What he saw was an endless trail of plastic waste. At the end of the expedition, he took his raft and his story about plastic waste to various schools. It was about this time that he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1367897/environmentalist-tells-dangers-plastic-waste-adrift-ocean
  5. Recycling bins at MTR stations raise doubts

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... to have a limited impact without a government-imposed waste charge and greater public awareness. Some 158 bins have been installed in all MTR line stations except those on the Light Rail line, following a two-year trial at Hong Kong Station that saw 200 kilograms of recyclable waste collected per day. Last month, when the new bins- blue for paper, brown for plastic and yellow for metal- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741417/recycling-bins-mtr-stations-raise-doubts
  6. Sport - Rugby

    Waste not, want not: the Sevens launches environmental initiative

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 12:00pm

    ... Staff Reporter A new pilot programme has been launched with the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union’s key stakeholders to minimise the environmental waste footprint of the 2014 Cathay ... into an environmentally-conscious event.” Food waste has been targeted as a key priority. All box and suite holders have been issued a letter from Loh’s office to inform patrons about the importance of more accurate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/sevens/article/1453868/waste-not-want-not-sevens-launches-environmental-initiative
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Waste and power facilities could be moved underground: engineer

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:35am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Waste, power facilities 'could go underground' Facilities such as waste collection points and electricity substations could move underground to free up space at ground level, an engineer involved in a study on development beneath the city said. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced in January that the study would be undertaken ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1453398/waste-and-power-facilities-could-be-moved-underground-engineer
  8. News - World - POLLUTION

    E-waste and other toxic pollution threatens hundreds of millions

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 09:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Toxic pollution threatens hundreds of millions in Africa, Asia and Europe Ghana, not China, tops e-waste heap Hundreds of millions of people worldwide risk ... processing area for the world's piles of electronic waste, at Agbogbloshie in Ghana's capital, Accra, was among the new additions. Each year, Ghana imports about 215,000 tonnes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1348511/e-waste-and-other-toxic-pollution-threatens-hundreds-millions
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Public support for plans to tackle waste must be earned

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 06:50pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau suggests measures that will build government credibility Public support for plans to tackle waste must be earned The controversy over expanding our landfills and building a 3,000-tonne-per-day thermal waste treatment facility is mainly due to people's lack of trust in the government, rather than any lack of money. No one doubts we have the finances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1452388/public-support-plans-tackle-waste-must-be-earned
  10. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:33am by LETTERS

    ... an effective solution to deal with the lack of amenities and the distribution of resources, I don't think we need this rail link yet. Leon Fong- Tax money wasted, will be more and more expensive ... high-speed rail. At least it's wasted government cash you can use, unlike Cyberport.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1489907/whats-being-said-facebookcomsouthchinamorningpost

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