Hazardous Waste

Tsing Yi toxic waste facility may be moved

The plant occupies a two-hectare Tsing Yi site. Photo: Edward Wong

The Environmental Protection Department plans to hire a consultant to look into the future of the facility. It will direct the consultant to study the incinerator's operation, and whether it needs to be downsized or relocated to other locations such as to a rock cavern or reclaimed land.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 5:40am 1 comment

'Science fiction' waste solution a real option

You've probably seen reports on plans for building a mega waste incinerator on an artificial island beside Shek Kwu Chau. Though rejected by a Legislative Council panel, the plans have not been abandoned.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Ageism still exists in HK workplace

I refer to the report ('Population ageing faster, panel says', May 31) and how it will likely affect Hong Kong's productivity.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

We have to go ahead with incinerators

The author of a recent article in the South China Morning Post ('Incinerator is a bad way to burn money,' December 30) argued against incinerators.

There is no doubt that the process will produce air pollutants and greenhouse gases, such as methane. However, the question is whether we have any other possible ways to dispose of our growing heaps of garbage.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Extension of dump will add 10 years to its life

The West New Territories landfill near Tuen Mun will operate for another 10 years under an expansion plan that more than doubles its original size at the expense of 200 hectares of open areas.

The expansion will provide an additional 81 million cubic metres of capacity for household, construction and special waste, on top of the existing 61 million cubic metres.

26 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Police to search landfill for body

Officers will sift 8 tonnes of medical waste

Police on Monday will start combing through 8 tonnes of clinical waste at the Tseung Kwan O landfill for the body of a baby boy that went missing from a hospital mortuary.

9 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Students join green force

From now until June, students will tend gardens and grow vegetables at the Hong Kong International Airport in Tung Chung.

The organic gardening competition, a pilot scheme under the airport waste recycling programme, is jointly organised by the Airport Authority (AA) and the Environmental Protection Department.

27 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Experts urge care with battery disposal

BATTERIES should be disposed of separately from ordinary rubbish because they contain harmful metals and may pose a long-term threat to the environment, green groups and battery experts urge.

5 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Where customers can go, and what they can do there

ROBERT Nield of Price Waterhouse was in the recently opened Shoegazine shoe shop in Prince's Building.

There was background music seeping out of the walls as usual.

It was only after a little time passed that he began to listen closely to it.

21 May 1993 - 12:00am

Company staff dedicated to stopping further environmental decay

ON December 30, the South China Morning Post published an article on the Hongkong Chemical Waste Treatment Facility headlined, ''Doubts cloud outlook for pioneer waste plant''. The headline and story are misleading and created controversy at the expense ofaccuracy. Your reporter cited unnamed ''hard core'' cynics as the basis for questioning environmental responsibility.

13 Jan 1993 - 12:00am