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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Don't bet your life and education on electronic sports

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Don't bet your life on electronic sports Like most parents, I scream at my kids every day to get them to stop playing computer games and do their homework. ... Playing online is one thing; at least you are involved. Watching strikes me as a supreme waste of time which just takes "unproductivity" to a whole new level. But I belong to an ageing ...

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    Lawmakers must back Hong Kong's own plant for recycling e-waste

    Posted May 20th 2014, 06:45pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... on producer-responsibility legislation for waste electrical and electronic equipment, the Environment Bureau is finally going to seek approval for HK$536 million in funding from lawmakers to build the first-ever large-scale plant in Hong Kong to dismantle and recycle locally generated electronic waste. According to the government, Hong Kong produces 70,000 tonnes of electronic waste a year, 80 per cent ...

  3. Consumers should have to pay for disposal of electronic waste

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I agree with the views of an alliance on electronic waste ('Group wants consumers to foot e-waste bill', April 29). I accept that this is a controversial subject, but I think imposing charges would be acceptable. The fastest growing waste in global terms is electronic waste. Friends of the Earth (HK) found that there are over five million units of electronic waste ...

  4. The deadly trade in electronic waste

    Posted May 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam Potentially dangerous electronic waste is being exported to the mainland by operators of waste dumps in the New Territories just months after Beijing implemented a ban. ... in a new shipment of electronic waste. At another Ping Che site, eight workers were dismantling a range of electronic waste when the Post visited. They said the business had been in operation ...

  5. Electronic waste sent to the mainland despite ban

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam Potentially hazardous electronic waste is being exported to the mainland by operators of waste dumps in the New Territories just months after Beijing implemented a ban. ... was a shipping container which is believed to have brought in a new shipment of electronic waste. At another Ping Che site, eight workers were dismantling a range of electronic waste when the Post ...

  6. Levy would reduce stockpiles of hazardous electronic waste

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... And when it comes to the disposal of electronic waste in Hong Kong it is essential that we establish a polluter-pays scheme. Many people do not wait for an electrical or electronic appliance ... and the need to reduce levels of electronic waste. It will give the administration the opportunity to improve on the current recycling system. It will also boost Hong Kong's recycling industry ...

  7. Go green or face EU ban, electronics makers told

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Manufacturing Alliance, established in February, in trying to boost industry awareness of the implications of the EU's directives on waste electrical and electronic equipment and the restriction ... Dennis Eng Electronics manufacturers risk having their products banned from EU markets if they do not take urgent steps to comply with the bloc's environmental standards, the Trade ...

  8. Call for law to make producers responsible for electronic waste

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... It called for the prompt introduction of a producer-responsibility law. A spokesman for the group said the city produced about 1.5 million items of electronic waste each year, with 13,000 items, ... for the recycling of electronic waste. The call came after a Friends of the Earth survey found that young people were using more electronic devices than ever before, particularly video-game consoles. ...

  9. Going green with discarded electronics

    Posted Jan 19th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... to introduce fees for handling such 'e-waste' in Hong Kong. The sweeping changes will see consumers paying more for their electronic gadgets, retailers being required to take back old ... of waste-recovery workers would be forced out of business by the new system. 'We don't need a charge on electronic goods but on glasses and plastic bottles,' he said. However, both ...

  10. Smugglers of banned electronic waste slip through net

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Environmental protection agency seeks to plug loopholes exploited by importers Smugglers of banned electronic waste are exhausting all means and testing every legal loophole ... for the inspection of containers fully loaded with computer monitors. Under the rule, an entire consignment was deemed to be electronic waste if at least 2 per cent of its components was found to be waste ...




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