Waste Incineration

HK Waste Incineration
Reporting back on a (yet another) fact-finding trip to Europe, Hong Kong’s Secretary for the Environment, Wong Kam-sing, says the advice given about establishing the territory’s first waste-to-energy incinerator was to stick to the choice of a moving-grate system. "We are told reliability is the top priority when it comes to the first incinerator," Wong told a news conference.
Hong Kong's Northeast New Territories Landfill
December 19, 2013
Hong Kong resident have been complaining for years about air pollution coming over the border from Southern China but now some complaints are heading in the opposite direction. 262 legislators from the neighbor city of Shenzhen in China’s Guangdong Province have signed a petition calling for a solution to problems caused by garbage being dumped in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong's looming landfill problem
May 21, 2013
The Hong Kong Government has a new, multi-prongeed solid waste management plan that maps out the city’s strategy for the next decade. It's aimed at slowing the rate at which rubbish is sent to the city’s three existing mega-dumps, which are projected to reach capacity in 2015, 2017 and 2019 unless something is done. Unveiled by Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing, Hong Kong: Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources 2013-2022 repackages the familiar mantra of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” as “Use Less, Waste Less” and envisages building of at least two organic waste treatment facilities together with a large waste-to-energy incineration plant.
The Indonesian Forum for the Environment is urging the city of Bandung to cancel plans to build a waste-to-energy power plant because of what it calls serious health and environmental hazards, according to a report in the Jakarta Globe yesterday.
Hundreds of protesters are reported to have been out on the streets of Guangzhou, capital of China's rich and populous Guangdong Province, over recent weekends to express concern over plans to build a garbage incinerator, according to several postings on Sina Weibo.
The Hong Kong Government’s Environment Bureau has abandoned a HKD23 billion (USD3 billion) funding request for major solid waste disposal projects, including a waste-to-energy incineration facility, following its failure to gain support from lawmakers. Faced with the prospect of Hong Kong’s three landfills reaching full capacity in the next few years, the government had proposed building a 3,000 tonne per day Integrated Waste Management Facility on a man-made island south of Lantau Island as well extending one of the exiting landfill sites.
Where there's muck there's money
August 17, 2011
With the steady growth of Asian cities more and more waste is being produced and, if not treated correctly, will become a huge environmental issue.
Hong Kong landfill
In a submission to Hong Kong's Legislative Council the Special Administrative Region's Environmental Protection Department (EPD) put a price tag yesterday on its proposed solutions to city's looming waste management problem