Recycling Bin

Street cleaners send waste for recycling to landfills

People’s efforts to recycle are being wasted. Photo: Sam Tsang

Government-paid street sweepers have been caught emptying recycling bins and dumping their contents with general waste destined for landfills.

Sunday, 17 March, 2013, 5:39am

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18 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Phasing out ordinary bins is impractical

I refer to John Phelan's letter headlined 'Recycling measures found wanting' (South China Morning Post, July 19).

30 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Recycling measures found wanting

I totally agree with Patsy Leung's letter about waste separation and recycling (South China Morning Post, July 10). The government should be doing a lot more to help with recycling.

It appears that most recycling units are privately funded. Education in schools is needed so children are aware of the benefits, and the general public needs educating.

19 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Government supports standardised design

I refer to the letter from John Neill headlined 'Different recycling bins confuse visitors' (Sunday Morning Post, June 16).

23 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Different recycling bins confuse visitors

As a frequent visitor to Hong Kong I am delighted to note the increased emphasis being placed on recycling, even if it is rather belated.

However, the recycling bins are very confusing for a visitor. I have had a lot of trouble working out the system and I wonder how residents deal with it.

16 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Does recyclable waste end up in landfills?

There has been a large increase in the number of recycling bins in Hong Kong and adverts are screened on TV encouraging people to use them.

We are asked to separate paper, tin and plastic and place them in appropriate bins, though glass is not mentioned.

2 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Government must adopt integrated recycling strategy

Given that Hong Kong disposes of 19,000 tonnes of solid waste every day at landfills, it is foreseen that Hong Kong's three strategic landfills will be full by 2015, instead of lasting until 2020, as the Government had hoped.

2 Feb 2001 - 12:00am