Latest News for: Hong kong waste


Asian markets muted as traders await fresh data for rate clues

The Moore County News Press 27 Feb 2024
Shanghai stocks ended higher on tech gains, while Hong Kong and Sydney were also up. More from this section. Radioactive Waste Test Platform at PNNL. Arlington fire officials ... - Key figures around 0710 GMT - ... Hong Kong - Hang Seng Index ... Euro/dollar ... ....

Waste-to-power incinerator to go online next year

Hong Kong Standard 26 Feb 2024
Secretary for Environment and Ecology Tse Chin-wan yesterday said that Hong Kong's first waste incinerator, located on Shek Kwu Chau, would begin operations next year ... growing waste management needs.

Waste-charging scheme should get to grips with grass-roots realities

South China Morning Post 23 Feb 2024
Readers discuss gaps in Hong Kong’s waste management system, unequal access to O King Road and why the city should not introduce more taxes ... .

DAB homes in on electronic return permits

Hong Kong Standard 19 Feb 2024
Starry Lee Wai-king, Hong Kong's sole member of the NPC standing committee, said there is a need for Hong Kong to work together with other GBA cities to address its lack of space and capacity for waste recycling.

Hong Kong waste-charging scheme: principals call for more support as schools expected to pay tens ...

South China Morning Post 18 Feb 2024
Current recycling networks are not up to par and need more input from the government, school principal Esther Ho says ... .

Major organizations advocate for improved framework on ship-recycling

SAFETY4SEA 15 Feb 2024
The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (Hong Kong Convention) and the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous ...

BIMCO urges IMO to resolve contradictions in ship recycling conventions

Splash24/7 15 Feb 2024
Once a ship has received an International Ready for Recycling Certificate (IRRC) under the Hong Kong Convention, it may at the same time be considered a hazardous waste under the provisions of the Basel Convention.

Kindergartens count cost of waste scheme in subsidy call

Hong Kong Standard 15 Feb 2024
Nancy Lam Chui-ling, a principal and the vice-chairwoman of the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers, expressed concerns about the impact of waste charging on kindergarten operations in light of the territory-wide woes with student admissions.

Retail sales expected to rise 5pc

Hong Kong Standard 08 Feb 2024
Cindy Ngan, a partner in the climate and sustainability practice of PwC Hong Kong, said as the government launches its waste-charging scheme in August 2024, new retail opportunities are likely to ...

Messi’s ‘miracle’ return stirs Chinese anger and conspiracy theories

CNN 08 Feb 2024
Many social media users in Hong Kong continued to criticize Messi and voice their frustration with the lost opportunity and wasted funds, but others too questioned how the response would play out for the city.

Single-use plastic ban 'won't have big impact' on catering companies

Hong Kong Standard 08 Feb 2024
... counterparts, with a difference of half a Hong Kong cent." ... Approximately 20 percent of municipal solid waste in Hong Kong consists of plastic waste, with plastic tableware accounting for 10 percent.

Messi debacle shows Hong Kong needs to up its event management game

South China Morning Post 08 Feb 2024
Readers discuss the need to improve Hong Kong event management ‘software’, traffic light programming, and the waste-charging scheme ... .

Given Hong Kong’s food and plastic waste problem, how about we stop shaming those who ...

South China Morning Post 07 Feb 2024
It’s no secret that Hong Kong has a problem with food and plastic waste, so why don’t we take the shame out of bringing one’s own takeaway box to restaurants? I take mine even to Michelin-star places ... .

No waiting on waste charging

Hong Kong Standard 05 Feb 2024
Hong Kong cannot wait until the city has a complete recycling system to implement the waste charging scheme, Secretary for Environment and Ecology Tse Chin-wan said ... waste charging," Tse said.

Chinese history lessons for how to run the waste-charging scheme

South China Morning Post 05 Feb 2024
Readers discuss why the Hong Kong government has to get the scheme right, retail’s contribution to waste, a property vacancy tax, and a family’s suffering ... .