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Waste Management

Letters to the Editor, June 2, 2013

First of all, I would like to express my appreciation to the government for its courage and vision in finally coming up with plans to tackle waste. An aggressive target has been set - a 40 per cent reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfills by 2022.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 3:59am 3 comments

Legislators, residents protest against landfill expansion plan

Legislators and residents on Monday raised objections to a landfill expansion plan in Tseung Kwan O and some urged the government to withdraw the proposal.

10 Jul 2013 - 8:45am

Hong Kong issues dire warning on landfills amid protests by residents

Environment minister Wong Kam-sing said Hong Kong would be "surrounded by rubbish" if a HK$8.9 billion landfill expansion, planned since 2003, did not go ahead.

26 May 2013 - 3:55pm 2 comments

What kind of waste incinerator does Hong Kong need?

The troubling question of what to do about Hong Kong's waste got a spirited airing at a public forum yesterday evening. There was a panel of five experts who were attending the "International Conference on Solid Waste 2013 - Innovation in Technology and Management". The conference was organised by the Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment, which is attached to Hong Kong Baptist University.

9 May 2013 - 4:39am 4 comments

European view of waste burners inspires local lawmakers

Overseas experts, in town for a solid waste conference, had an informal meeting with environment panel legislators to discuss Hong Kong's incineration plan, which is currently stalled by a legal challenge.

8 May 2013 - 5:54am

Is the new generation of incinerators really safe?

We were disturbed to come across a report that India's flagship incinerator in Delhi appears to be creating hazardous air quality conditions in the surrounding area.

3 May 2013 - 4:22am 3 comments

Tsing Yi toxic waste facility may be moved

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.

3 May 2013 - 5:40am 1 comment

Vested interests driving waste project

There were quick responses to R. E. J. Bunker's letter on marine accidents, which he believes would become more likely with barge traffic to and from the planned Shek Kwu Chau waste incinerator ("Incinerator will raise risk of collisions", April 11).

26 Apr 2013 - 2:27am 1 comment

Marine collision fears unfounded

There will not be any exponential rise in barge movements or any significant increase in the risk of vessel collision due to the development of the integrated waste management facility on an artificial island near Shek Kwu Chau.

17 Apr 2013 - 3:25am

Street cleaners send waste for recycling to landfills

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

17 Mar 2013 - 5:39am

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