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  1. Guangdong tackles waste nightmare

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Guangdong is starting to tackle its solid waste problems, but experts say the huge cost of disposing of refuse will weigh on the province for many years. The province produced about 55 million tonnes of solid waste last year- more than 20 million tonnes from industry and 33 million tonnes of domestic rubbish, according to official data. But provincial environmental ...

  2. Schools urged to cut waste at parties

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun School parties at Christmas are not only a time of great celebration but also of great waste, a survey has found. The environmental group Green Sense investigated 66 schools to find what they consumed at parties last year. On average each class had more than two boxes of leftover food after the party had ended, which amounted to more than 50 boxes at each school. ...

  3. 1.5 million join domestic waste scheme

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.06pm: More than 427,000 households in Hong Kong- or a 1.5 million people- have joined a territory-wide domestic-waste separation scheme, Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung revealed on Thursday. Since its launch in January last year, the Source Separation of Domestic Waste Programme has attracted more than 340 housing ...

  4. Rubbish from fast food keeps piling up

    Posted Nov 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The wasteful ways of fast-food diners are putting immense pressure on the city's overflowing landfills, a survey has revealed. Conducted by local environmental group Green ... in their restaurants,' said Miss Chow. She urged the city's fast-food chains to follow the example of Taiwan where recycling of both household products and commercial waste is an established practice. ...

  5. Food safety chief vows more liaison

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Improving communication with mainland is a high priority The newly designated head of the Centre for Food Safety yesterday promised to increase communication with the mainland to help improve food standards in Hong Kong. Mak Sin-ping, a deputy director of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, was setting out the new food safety centre's priorities ...

  6. Fill bad factor

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... their bulldozers into place, ready to compact the waste. 'Some labourers have respiratory problems,' says one. Bags of rubbish and plastic dot the site. A closer look reveals fast-food boxes, ... bans, the government plans to introduce disposal charges to reduce waste. There are also proposals to turn food waste into compost at a giant recycling plant. And it is considering building what ...

  7. Pilot scheme tests ground for waste charges

    Posted Nov 15th 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... until mid-February, households can obtain the bags to sort their garbage into general and food waste. Ms Yung said they had no choice but to provide households with non-biodegradable bags. ... Audrey Parwani About 25,000 households will be asked to sort their solid garbage under a trial scheme that may pave the way for the introduction of waste disposal charges. ...

  8. Greens urge department to step up recycling of waste foam

    Posted Feb 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has been urged to play a more active role in waste recycling, after a green group's study found tonnes of foam containers ... flyovers to be turned into recovery centres for different types of waste. But a spokesman for the department said it needed time to study recycling efforts at refuse collection points. The pilot ...

  9. Echoes of slavery as HK wastes time over wage issue

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Why is the government wasting time on a voluntary wage protection scheme? Such a scheme already exists. Those who wish to pay their employees a decent wage do so, and those who don't ... that any employer who pays a worker less than he is worth is guilty of theft, and has no right being in business. Under slavery, men and women worked long hours in return only for enough food ...


    Posted Jun 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... bags from fast food and drinks. 'At certain times of the year, when the weather is squally, rubbish bins are blown over [and] the contents get carried into the water,' says a Marine ... waste charges were introduced in January, the Marine Department has received complaints about such material being dumped on shores near Sai Kung and on Lamma Island. A department spokeswoman ...




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