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  1. Bid to create standards for waste cooking oil

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The central government has launched a national research project to create safety standards to identify 'gutter oil' or waste cooking oil. ... collected samples of waste cooking oil, which were taken from leftover kitchen waste and illegally resold as fresh cooking oil. But the standards would still need to be extensively reviewed by top ...

  2. Bio-diesel plant to recycle used cooking oil

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A bio-diesel plant that will recycle waste cooking oil from restaurants is to be built in Hong Kong by a Bahrain-based bank. Al Salam Bank-Bahrain has set up a joint-venture ... Kong and Europe. Dynamic Progress International opened a bio-diesel plant in Tuen Mun last year. Bank chief executive Yousif Taqi said the plant would mainly use cooking oil, waste animal fat ...

  3. Cooking up ways to improve the environment

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... They showed the audience how to run a restaurant using materials that would not damage the environment. They were careful about their cooking methods, the materials they used to decorate ... their restaurants' decor, how they cooked the food and packed them and the response of their customers- 40 Form One students from their school. The students had to follow green guidelines adopted ...

  4. Cook yourself a healthy meal this summer

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... People eat a lot of fast food because it is convenient. But it also produces more rubbish, such as styrofoam boxes and plastic containers. This has a negative impact on the environment. The rubbish goes to landfills and when these are full, there will be ...

  5. Ban to curb 'gutter oil' operators

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Shanghai has ordered restaurants to sell used cooking oil only to 'regulated teams' in a bid to stamp out 'gutter oil'- reprocessed oil linked to health risks. A municipal government circular on the supervision and management of used cooking oil, issued on Monday, said all restaurants should sell their waste oil to teams wearing ...

  6. Waste oil conversion prevents smooth ride for biodiesel plans

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... YP cadet Isabel Lai Waste cooking oil, or 'gutter oil', is commonly used in Hong Kong restaurants and fast food chains. And there is a huge demand for it. It is often collected from restaurants, reprocessed again into cooking oil and resold on the mainland and in Hong Kong. '[I estimate] more than 80 per cent of Hong Kong's used cooking oil taken ...

  7. Consider recycling fats

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh We all know that cooking with too much oil and grease is not good for our bodies, but we may not realise that improper disposal of fats is also bad for the environment. Instead ... Cooking Oil Resources Processing Centre, a social enterprise funded by the 'enhancing self-reliance through district partnership programme' under the Hong Kong government's Home ...

  8. Palm oil

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... p Palm oil is one of the most commonly used vegetable cooking oils, due to its lack of cholesterol and trans fats. It is also widely used in skincare products to treat conditions like eczema, dermatitis and acne. Rich in antioxidants and said to be more potent than any other source of vitaminE, it helps soften skin, renews and purifies damaged tissue and prevents infection. ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hunan villagers refuse to drink tap water deemed 'safe'

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 03:17pm by Ernest Kao

    ... on Monday. Mountain spring water has become the source of choice for many residents in recent years. They believe tap water is too polluted to drink, cook, bathe and even clean with, because a local ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: The Devouring Dragon, by Craig Simons

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... of various environmental tipping points. Whether our species can survive seems doubtful, given the supercharging effect of China's emissions on global warming- we seem set to cook. Certainly, ...




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