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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling plan may add HK$1 on a bottle of beer

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... put HK$1 on a bottle of beer A HK$1 levy may be charged on bottles of beer, wine and spirits to help pay the recycling costs. The scheme is being considered by environment officials and could ... bricks, made in its Tuen Mun plant, are used mainly by the government. But Michael Glover, chairman of the Hong Kong Food, Drink and Grocery Association, which represents major beer makers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1128091/recycling-plan-may-add-hk1-bottle-beer
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HK$1 glass recycling levy welcomed by most, SCMP.com poll finds

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... drink if it helps pay for recycling the glass in Hong Kong. The Post reported on Tuesday that environmental officials were considering putting a HK$1 levy on bottles of beer, wine and spirits to defray the cost of recycling the empties. Only 10 per cent polled in the SCMP.com survey rejected the extra surcharge. In an interview with the Post, a 55-year-old man who enjoyed drinking beer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1129619/hk1-glass-recycling-levy-welcomed-most-scmpcom-poll-finds
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Anger as country parks left strewn with Mid-Autumn Festival litter

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... for barbecues over the Mid-Autumn Festival. One spot on Tai Mong Tsai Road was strewn with plastic food containers, beer cans, polystyrene boxes, cigarette packets and remnants of food, while litter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1314877/anger-country-parks-left-strewn-mid-autumn-festival-litter
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Neighbours say good riddance to bad rubbish hoarded in Central flat

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by CHARMAINE CHE

    ... Cockroaches and flies spilled out of bin bags as the 35 workers sent by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department packed up used beer cans, stacks of old newspapers, burnt furniture and other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1293434/neighbours-say-good-riddance-bad-rubbish-hoarded-central-flat
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Government unveils plan for HK$1 recycling levy on glass bottles

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... BOTTLES People would need to pay a recycling levy on water and fruit juices sold in glass bottles, not just bottled beers and wine, under a government proposal. Under the plan- unveiled ... of beer a month, and this would mean we have to pay HK$10,000 more," said Chin Chun-wing, vice-chairman of the Bar and Club Association. Chin wants the government to provide businesses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1145512/government-unveils-plan-hk1-recycling-levy-glass-bottles
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    40pc less waste collected from coastal areas

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... or beer bottles as she had no idea how recycled glass would be treated. Professor Ho Kin-chung, an executive member of the council and dean of the school of science and technology at the Open ... as there are no other options," he said. "People can't buy wine or beer in environmentally friendly packaging [such as] recycled bags," he said. It was better to have a system in which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1140487/40pc-less-waste-collected-coastal-areas
  7. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ENVIRONMENT

    Glass pioneers bid to increase use of recycled materials

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... by their glass-based nature, reduce the need for watering. A group of Thai monks from Sisaket province built a Buddhist temple entirely out of beer bottles- a million of them, left in their natural state- just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1226934/glass-pioneers-bid-increase-use-recycled-materials
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to spend HK$31b to solve waste crisis

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... said that consultation would start soon over a scheme to charge importers up to HK$1 for wine and beer bottles made from glass. Friends of the Earth director Edwin Lau Che-feng said the new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1133346/hk31b-bid-solve-hong-kong-waste-crisis
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lamma volunteers make floundering recycling scheme a success

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... to the booth in just three hours with the help of volunteers and residents. One man brought glass bottles amassed from a night of Christmas merrymaking. "There's a lot of beer being drunk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1114588/lamma-volunteers-make-floundering-recycling-scheme-success

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