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  1. Waste not, want not: a lesson hungry families depend on

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Charity groups are now putting unsold food to the best use When her husband died in April, Che Li-yun was left with two daughters and no money to feed them. Her husband, 60, had been living on welfare at a nursing home before dying of kidney failure. Ms Che, who had just arrived from the mainland, had no identity card and could not work or apply for welfare. Food had been ...

  2. Food hygiene critical in hot weather, warns health officer

    Posted Jul 18th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... to launch its drive to improve restaurant hygiene. Restaurant, canteen and food-stall staff were told to refrain from preparing food in public places or discharging waste water or food ... Food hygiene is especially important in the heat of summer, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department senior medical officer Chong Yu-hoi said yesterday. 'High temperatures ...

  3. talk back

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... THE E-MAIL FORUM Q Should Hong Kong start burning waste again? I believe that a state-of-the-art incinerator would be perfect for Hong Kong. I am from Lewisham in London, a borough which invested in the southeast London combined heat and power plant (an incinerator), which is strongly supported by residents including environmental groups, and held up as a model for recycling waste ...

  4. Sanitation eyesores

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are polluting their surroundings with debris, food packaging, urine-filled plastic bottles and, worst of all, a growing mound of excrement? There is a reservoir nearby and it disgusts me to think of this refuse finding its way into the water. Why have no waste receptacles and toilet facilities been provided? Why do the contractors appear to be unsupervised and when will this project be completed? ...

  5. talk back

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and fewer diseases will spread. Pet owners have to buy products for their animals, such as food and toys. This keeps pet shop owners in business and helps reduce the economic problems. ... aim to reinstate a balance of responsibility to minimise packaging waste in the production, consumption and recycling processes. We are not saying that manufacturers should carry the bulk ...

  6. Recycle and grow? Rubbish!

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Think twice before you throw anything away, as rubbish can be used in farming to help grow healthy agriculture products. 'Waste materials, such as food refuse, are useful in composting which gives us safe and environmentally friendly produce,' said Rachel So Lai-man, agriculture officer of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG). To promote waste reduction ...

  7. Don't hurry, be healthy

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Pulcheria Chung

    ... in Hong Kong. Why has it been able to establish such a huge empire? Well, yes, the food is tasty, but more importantly, it's fast. Order a chicken-nugget meal. A box of chicken nuggets, ... to meet, I need to be fast, really fast.' That's the motto of the fast-food culture in Hong Kong. Nowadays we not only need to eat fast and move fast, we also need to slim fast. Everyone ...

  8. Ask the chef

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... and there is a lot of waste (the beef that is exposed to the air needs to be sliced off and discarded), dry-aged beef is expensive. A more recent development is wet-ageing: the beef is sealed in vacuum-pack ...

  9. Building waste dumped in bird refuge

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of being destroyed by an unscrupulous contractor who dumped tonnes of construction waste on the site. The privately owned site is in Au Tau, Yuen Long, which birdwatchers say is a popular wetland ... waste there. On Monday, a birdwatcher saw at least 23 trucks unloading waste at the site over two hours. Subsequent investigation yesterday found that all the trucks came from a construction ...

  10. Law and disorder

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by some of the hundreds of people who oppose his plan to allow South Korea's first nuclear waste dump to be built near their homes. Currently, nuclear waste is stored in temporary sites, ... vehemently opposed. Clearly, any project involving nuclear waste will arouse strong feelings, opposition and protests. But beating up civil servants is not the way to resolve such issues. In recent ...




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