Pollution-free garbage facility hits snag

Date of Release: 
Oct 28 2014

Interior permanent secretary Wiboon Sanguanpong said that all elements of the project were ready to go, including staffing and finance, but they were still awaiting approval from the director-general of the Treasury Department for construction to begin.

Mr Wiboon said the pilot waste-to-energy project was planned on a 400-rai block of land (640,000 square metres) in Mahaphram sub-district of Bang Ban district in Ayutthaya province. The land is under the jurisdiction of the Treasury Department.


Ayutthaya to relocate huge garbage pile

Date of Release: 
Jul 23 2014

Around 400,000 tonnes of putrid garbage rotting in a dump managed by Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya municipality will be shifted to a new large landfill site within a year.

Management of the rapidly accumulating heap of refuse in the municipality is an urgent project that must be addressed, provincial governor Wittaya Piewpong said on Wednesday.

He said Ayutthaya was among the top 10 provinces with the highest amount of garbage in the country.


Incineration is not sustainable and poses threat to environment

Date of Release: 
May 7 2014

Waste sent to incinerators, landfills and waste-to-energy plants is a major source of global warming gases and chemical air, water and earth pollutants. Organic food and green waste converted to biogas and fuels exacerbate this harmful pollution while incurring energy losses of up to 80 per cent.

These short-sighted solutions convert our so-called waste problem into the extremely dangerous global warming climate change problem, which a recent UN report has said will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts.


Khon Kaen plans power plant to munch trash mountains

Date of Release: 
Apr 25 2014

IN A BID to prevent a repeat of the damage wrought by the Praek Sa garbage-dump fire in Samut Prakan last month, Khon Kaen City Hall has placed two fire engines on a round-the-clock watch at the city's main dump and banned smoking near its 800,000 tonnes of garbage.

The municipality also has plans for long-term disposal measures, including a garbage-fed electricity-generating plant to be built in May, says Mayor Theerasak Theethaphan.


Indian High Court gives four weeks for incinerator work

Date of Release: 
Sep 5 2013

The Patna high court on Wednesday directed the state government and Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) to approach the Union ministry of forest and environment and obtain environment clearance certificate to set up an incinerator plant on the 80-acre landfill site of Ramchak-Bairiya on Patna-Gaya road and begin the process of establishing the plant within four weeks.


EIA Case Study: Glycol waste incineration in a wet process

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A polyester staple fibre manufacturing unit in Pakistan used to dump its glycol waste in the sea. Because of public and government pressure, the waste was sent to a wet-process cement factory. There it was mixed with the raw material slurry and fed into the cement kiln. A team of scientists did not find any difference in the quality of cement and all samples before and after glycol waste incineration. The EPA nonetheless insisted that the incineration activity should be examined using EIA techniques.


Bangkok incinerator to fire up next year

Date of Release: 
Apr 22 2013

Hong Kong-based C&G Environmental Protection Holdings Co has said its 900-million-baht incinerator in Thailand will be operational in mid-2014.

Located in Nong Khaem district, west of Bangkok, the incinerator is near the landfill area of 30 rai.

It has a daily capacity to handle 500 tonnes of waste, or 5% of Bangkok's daily volume of 9,400 tonnes.

C&G was rewarded a 20-year build-operate-transfer concession from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration in July last year.

Chief executive Ning He said the incinerator would have a power generator with a capacity of 9.8 megawatts.


Lawyer slams government impact report on offshore incinerator

Date of Release: 
Nov 16 2012

It was unreasonable for the Environmental Protection Department director to approve an impact-assessment report made by his own department on the proposed building of a massive offshore waste incinerator, a court heard yesterday.

Barrister Hector Pun Hei made the criticism on behalf of a Cheung Chau resident, who brought a judicial review against the HK$23 billion project on Shek Kwu Chau, an island south of Lantau.


Hong Kong: Hearings begin on controversial incinerator plan

Date of Release: 
Nov 15 2012

The High Court on Wednesday began a three-day hearing of a judicial review, challenging the government's plan to build a HK$1.5 billion waste incinerator on Shek Kwu Chau island, south of Lantau.

The case was filed by Leung Hon-wai, a resident on the island, despite the fact that the previous administration had put the proposal on hold after failing to obtain the necessary funding from the Legislative Council's Panel on Environmental Affairs in April.


German state bank KfW targeted over Beijing waste-burning plant

Date of Release: 
Oct 3 2012

The fight over a US$128 million waste incinerator being built in Beijing with German money appears to have reached a stalemate.

Chinese campaign groups have received no response to their request that Beijing’s authorities make public the environmental-impact assessment for the waste-to-energy plant planned for the suburb of Nangong, which critics fear will pollute the neighbourhood.

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