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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must act now to solve its waste problem

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Act now to solve waste problem After years of discussion, fact-finding and consultation, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel for Hong Kong's waste disposal ... incinerators are stalled. Hong Kong is running out of options and charging is a proven way of reducing waste and promoting a recycling culture. The pre-paid garbage bag is considered the fairest way ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Increased recycling only way to address waste problem

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:28am by LETTERS

    ... Increased recycling only way to address waste problem On the one hand, we are told that our rubbish will start piling up without a new incinerator coupled with an increase in landfill ... on waste problem ", May 30) reflects the conundrum of Hong Kong bureaucracy at its worst. He states that, together with others, he visited Sweden in the late 1980s to study waste management ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Time to throw out the old mindset on waste problem

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... Lam Woon-kwong Why Hong Kong's rubbish-strewn path towards recycling leads to Sweden Time to throw out the old mindset on waste problem Last week, the chief executive returned from ... and the right policy mix, I am optimistic I will live to see our waste problem overcome in time. Lam Woon-kwong is convenor of the Executive Council ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Charging scheme is best quick fix for Hong Kong’s municipal waste problem

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:30pm by JOHN CHAI

    ... John Chai John Chai says a charging scheme is the best way to quickly tackle our municipal waste problem, but the onus should also be on producers Solid steps The scale of Hong Kong's waste issue has become so vast that everyone in town knows we have to act quickly. But what shall we do? Although there are many ways to alleviate the problem, some are deemed to be long-term ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Incinerator not the answer to Hong Kong's waste problem

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 04:35am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Incinerator not the answer to Hong Kong's waste problem I refer to the letter by Elvis W. K. Au, of the Environmental Protection Department (" Allaying fears over ... to throw our money at the problem rather than use their imagination to reduce the scale of the waste problem. In his final comment, Mr Au states that the department will set up transparent ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Officials have done nothing as waste problems have got worse

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 05:33am by LETTERS

    ... the obvious collapse of the ecosystem from unsustainable development. Systemic wilful and bizarre failures and omissions to address comprehensive waste treatment are a perfect example. Since July 1, 1997, the government has had an abysmal record, leaving it at the bottom of the global waste treatment table. The recent waste blueprint [" Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Merry-go-round consultations only add to Hong Kong's waste problem

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by EDWIN LAU

    ... of our waste problems- she believed waste charging, producer responsibility and landfill bans were the effective tools to lead to a rethink of our consumption-led lifestyle. Yet Liao's successor Edward Yau Tang-wah did not deliver the necessary legislation and policies to address our waste problems during his tenure. A few months before he left the job, Yau rolled out a public ...

  8. Waste problem continues to weigh heavily on the city

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by May George

    ... issues that I highlighted are still relevant now.' Mr Stride said Hong Kong' s love of consumerism meant that the city created more waste now than 10 years ago despite increased ... as 40 million personal computers become obsolete every year. But PCs are just one product. If all sources of e-waste are considered, the total global amount could be as high as 50 million tonnes ...

  9. Waste problems blown away

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Envac has a solution that needs to be used more in Hong Kong to help keep the environment clean, writes Tim Metcalfe Hong Kong hides an antiquated waste disposal network in the bowels ... bins overflow in lobbies of buildings. Mounds of rubbish collecting on pavements are an eyesore. Unhygienic liquid waste leaks into streets. 'Hong Kong may be a World City, but not when ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Proposed glass levy will worsen waste problem

    Posted Feb 23rd 2013, 12:00am

    ... eco-friendly than plastics, and currently accounts for just 3 per cent of annual waste, as reported. Why is the government going after glass and not the far bigger environmental "culprit"- ... and quite possibly cooking sauces, baby food, jams and traditional Chinese cooking preserves. Where will our money go? "Towards hiring a contractor to set up a glass waste recovery ...




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