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Waste Management in Hong Kong

Plans to expand landfills meet protests

Tseung Kwan O residents voice their opposition to the government's plans to expand landfills. Photo: May Tse

Environmentalists and Tseung Kwan O residents descended upon the Legislative Council building yesterday to voice their opposition to the government's plans to expand landfills.

Wednesday, 10 July, 2013, 8:44am

Legislators, residents protest against landfill expansion plan

Tseung Kwan O residents protest against the plan to extend a landfill site in the district on Saturday. Photo: May Tse

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

Tseung Kwan O residents protest against expanding the landfill.

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

Hong Kong considers mandatory glass recycling legislation

The government is considering legislation to make glass recycling mandatory.

The government is considering legislation to make glass recycling mandatory, the environment minister said yesterday.

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said the legislation would target mainly wine and other beverage bottles.

6 Jan 2013 - 4:06am 1 comment

Government looks for a new director of public prosecutions

Shek Kwu Chau

We have been talking for some months now about the interest on the part of Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos in becoming a judge. We see that the first shoe in that scenario dropped over the weekend with a government advertisement for a director of public prosecutions. This implies that Zervos has tended his resignation.

30 Nov 2012 - 2:53am

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

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 needs attention

Hong Kong will continue to make use of recycling, incinerators and landfills to handle its waste.

Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah said that all three methods are needed for handling the amount of waste.

The city will continue to recycle more than half of its waste, he said.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Mystery over sludge deficit at Tsing Yi

While unexplained fuel spills increase on Hong Kong's coast an oily mystery of a quite different kind has officials puzzled: a 70 per cent reduction in the amount of marine waste brought to a government centre for treatment.

One possibility is that it has been diverted to the mainland.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

HK$100m headache for sports shooters

Sports shooting enthusiasts claim government departments have frustrated efforts to build a world-class range by pushing up the project's costs more than HK$100 million.

4 May 2011 - 12:00am

Be more sensitive with hawkers, officers told

Hawker control squads have been asked to enforce the law with sensitivity and 'proportionality' after issuing a summons to an elderly woman selling nail clippers and combs in Kwun Tong, which sparked fierce public criticism.

20 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Crawler crane a cut above the rest as tower 'sliced up like cake'

The tallest crawler crane ever used on a Hong Kong demolition project is helping to bring down a 148-metre chimney piece by piece, after it was sliced like a cake.

The innovative method to get rid of the chimney at the abandoned Kwai Chung Incineration Plant was devised to reduce the noise and dust caused by the more common methods of implosion or mechanical crushing.

7 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

61 new permits for selling ice cream up for grabs

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department will accept applications to sell ice cream from tomorrow until May 14. It will issue 61 new licences, raising the total to 88. Applicants must be Hong Kong residents, aged 18 or above, without valid hawker licences or any market stall tenancy agreement with the department.

23 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Magnificent five strike gold

Five companies bagged the coveted Gold Sectoral Awards at the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) event because of their well-developed environmental management systems.

15 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Dumped TV screens finally taken away

Nearly 100 potentially hazardous television screens mysteriously dumped on a Yuen Long roadside were finally taken away yesterday, a month after deadlock between two government departments prevented their prompt removal.

10 Feb 2009 - 12:00am