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  • Jul 10, 2014
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Waste disposal

Unjustified criticism of waste disposal

Louise Preston ("Embrace real change to be world leader in waste reduction", June 7) says the Environmental Protection Department's "Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources 2013-2022" pursues only engineering projects instead of dealing with waste reduction.

Friday, 21 June, 2013, 1:44am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, June 14, 2013

iBond lacks real power to tackle inflation

With a view to alleviating citizens' livelihood problems, the government has launched the third batch of the iBond (inflation-indexed bond).

14 Jun 2013 - 2:50am 8 comments

Time for Hong Kong to stop talking rubbish

Yet another plan to solve Hong Kong's serious refuse problem has been unveiled. Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing conveyed the right level of urgency in launching the government's blueprint last week, calling the matter "grave".

30 May 2013 - 2:56am 3 comments

Letters to the Editor, May 4, 2013

Pass laws to enforce zero waste goal

I refer to Martin Williams' letter "(Mega incinerator project being driven by vested interests", April 26).

4 May 2013 - 4:04am 11 comments

Medical waste must be stopped

Hong Kong is blessed with numerous sandy beaches that may rival those of island resorts. Sadly, some of our beaches are polluted with rubbish washed up from the sea or dumped by irresponsible visitors. Recently, a beach accessible to tens of thousands of residents in Discovery Bay was littered with hundreds of used syringes and other medical items. Not only is this a nuisance it also poses a serious threat to public health and safety on Lantau.

18 Mar 2013 - 1:41am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, February 3, 2013

Convert old sites to boost land supply

I wonder how many people are really happy with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's first policy address last month.

Leung's failure to address Hong Kong's housing problem has caused his popularity to drop to a new low.

3 Feb 2013 - 6:45am 2 comments

What the local media says

Sunday, Apple Daily

City's 'last' wild agilawood tree chopped down and stolen

2 Feb 2013 - 5:28am

An incinerator isn't our only choice

Most of us would agree that reducing waste at source, recycling and reuse is the best long-term approach to Hong Kong's waste disposal. But let's face it, given the 18,000 tonnes we generate daily, there's no way that the "three Rs" can prevent our garbage from filling up all three landfills by 2019.

31 Jan 2013 - 5:32am 5 comments