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  1. Brand-name shops accused of light pollution

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Joyce Ng

    ... Agnes Lam and Joyce Ng A green group has accused five brand-name shops of excessive use of lighting on their outlets' exterior walls and in advertising that has caused electric-light ... manager Hahn Chu Hon-keung said. 'We do not object to reasonable commercial lighting but we are against wasteful lighting and light nuisances,' he said. 'We oppose the shops' ...

  2. Saving the planet a matter of style

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... makes costly sustainable practices commercially undesirable. Ooi wants people to consume less and demand more of brands. 'Consumers should ask, for example, was slave labour involved ... is Amy Cheung, co-founder of Handkerchief, a local eco-conscious conceptual fashion brand, who ignores trend forecasts and uses pricey organic fabrics. 'We are trying to make clothes ...

  3. Germs on toilet rolls can't be papered over

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the company's website, the biggest waste paper recycler in China. It was not available for comment yesterday. The brands are not thought to be on sale in Hong Kong. Jiang Guowang, general manager ... toilet paper manufacturers in nearly every province, and found that about 10 per cent failed to meet quality standards. Germs were the problem in 18 cases. Three of the unhygienic brands- Weisen, ...

  4. Down to earth

    Posted Oct 06th 2009, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... in labs. 'A simple wish to create a jewellery brand turned into a mission. We started thinking about how to do it right, ethically,' says Salina. 'It was important to create ... and at an affordable price. It's often hard to find the fabrics with a proper certification.' 'It's about creating a balance because we still have to compete with other brands out ...

  5. Recycled paper not yet on a roll in HK

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... else in our supermarkets,' says Hamish Low, a member of Green Drinks Hong Kong, an informal gathering of people interested in green issues. Of the 20 or so brands of toilet paper available ... better forest management. 'If you have sustainable fibre, it's just as good as recycled,' says Alistair Monument, Asia director at the Forest Stewardship Council, a multi- ...

  6. Focus on raising green standards in Asia's tanneries

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jessica Caplan

    ... consulting services manager of BLC Leather Technology Centre in Britain. 'The rest is waste.' Putting this waste to good use is just one of the objectives of environmental strategies ... workforce. 'There will be an initial set-up cost for installing an environment management control system but this will pay for itself in improvements in work practices,' Mr Nokes said. ...

  7. Right at home

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Suji Owen

    ... countries, often bemoan the lack of such facilities in the city. This is not quite fair. Although recycling facilities may not be as widespread as in Vancouver or New York, Hong Kong managed ... the virtues of reusing furniture. 'You don't need to go out and buy brand new designer [furniture] all the time, not when there is so much great second-hand stuff out there that can be fixed ...

  8. Make an effort to support recycling

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... as reading the fine print on packaging. Certainly, seeking out the recycled brands available might involve changing and looking in out-of-the-way places. But it will be well worth the effort, ...

  9. Sustainability is a 'critical' issue

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is using petroleum products for disposable cutlery which ends up in landfills. According to Herbert, in a business or customer context, it is important to support your brand and demonstrate green ...

  10. Waste can become the fuel for a greener Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that leading brands of the world are starting to use. After all of the valuable plastic material is extracted, the remaining material can be turned into fuel, not via incineration, but via ...




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