Thermal Treatment


No one wants to have incinerators

Tuesday, 10 July, 2012, 12:00am


Incinerators won't be a waste of time

How to get rid of waste is an issue that sadly receives little attention from our government. In the face of a growing population but limited land, a solution is needed now.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

A chance to get rid of waste with virtually no emissions

24 May 2012 - 12:00am


Residual waste cannot be eliminated

Your correspondents' many commentaries on waste incineration are certainly well intended, but often miss the point and some statements claimed as fact remain unsubstantiated.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Waste-management alternatives to glorified bonfire given short shrift

I found it interesting that Professor Poon Chi-sun, director of Polytechnic University's research centre for environmental technology and management, has remarked of the waste incinerator issue that the current discussion by lawmakers 'has become politicised' and is 'not rational' ('Two ways to burn our trash, both with flaws', April 22).

28 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Two ways to burn our trash, both with flaws

In its quest to build an incinerator to help dispose of Hong Kong's rubbish, the government has opted for tried-and-tested over state-of-the-art.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Minister throws down incineration challenge

Lawmakers opposing the government's waste incineration plans owed the public an explanation on why a city facing a mounting waste crisis must wait longer for a solution - and should offer their practical alternatives - the environment minister says.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Cheaper and greener waste management alternative to costly Shek Kwu Chau plan

Edwin Lau notes ('Costly incinerator will be a waste of money', April 2) that the government has opted for a very expensive solution to Hong Kong's waste management problem by choosing to build an incinerator on reclaimed land at Shek Kwu Chau. I could not agree more.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

There is a government now that says it is committed to reform and I think it is right to encourage those steps

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Myanmar's reforms

In any part of the world, waste reduction measures do not drag the amount of waste down to zero

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Cleaning up

Legislators begin discussion on Monday about whether to support the government's waste-management measures. If they don't, this will be one of the new chief executive's early challenges when he takes office on July 1.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Don't swallow the line that an incinerator is a necessary evil

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Incinerator, bigger landfills cost HK$23b

The government will seek HK$23 billion in June to fund construction of a waste incinerator and expansion of at least two landfills, amid strong opposition and looming legal challenges.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Waste can become the fuel for a greener Hong Kong

The large-scale incinerator planned for the island off southern Lantau, Shek Kwu Chau, has sparked strong debate about its practicality and, in many ways, the future of Hong Kong. This is not just a 'not in my backyard' issue, it is about an ill-planned project that will affect the entire city and even those who might want to visit or live here in the future.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Who's talking rubbish about waste incinerator plan?

Alexander Luedi has a second letter in today's paper in which he takes us to task for disagreeing with him over the choice of technology for the government's proposed integrated waste management facility on Shek Wu Chau, off Lantau.

17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

Stint in prison just the ticket for taipan's next chapter

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am