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  1. Worms to gobble up all the fast food that we don't eat

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Worms have been nature's recyclers for millions of years. Now they face a new challenge- cleaning up the city's mountain of fast-food waste. A firm is harnessing worm power to convert food and paper waste into organic fertiliser, and has set up a plant in Yuen Long offering a recycling service for take-away outlets. Sunburst Biotechnologies has won a key ...

  2. Student green campaign targets food waste

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Beatrice Siu

    ... Beatrice Siu Student conservationists will launch a campaign in the middle of the month, with the help of one fast-food chain, to highlight the need to reduce food waste ... of municipal solid waste produced last year, a third was food and most of it was dumped in landfills. Mr Ho said food waste-processing machines, to be promoted by the government next year, were ...

  3. Plant to tackle food-waste mountain

    Posted Feb 21st 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Environmental agency trial will turn a fraction of the city's leftovers into fertiliser Environment chiefs plan a HK$5 million trial to recycle four tonnes of food waste ... by the end of this year, is aimed at food waste generated by catering companies, restaurants, breweries and food manufacturers, which makes up nearly 30 per cent of the commercial waste dumped ...

  4. Scheme to cut food waste goes citywide

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... the city after three major catering associations promised to join the effort to reduce food waste. From December, the first Wednesday of each month will be designated 'Less Rice Save ... they receive will be reduced by one-third. Michelle Law Man-suet, campaign organiser of Greeners Action, said: 'We hope people will acquire the habit of not wasting food, that they will think ...

  5. Campaign aims to cut wasteful food servings

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... should be flexible. 'The best way to avoid food wastage is to ask for less rice,' she said. More than 3,000 tonnes of food waste was dumped into landfills every day last year, according ... Olga Wong Servings of rice and noodles in the city's fast food outlets are too large and most diners do not finish the meals they order, a survey has found. Green Sense, a green group ...

  6. Fast-food chains urged to cut down on waste

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Fast-food outlets should consider doing away with wrappers for chopsticks, dispensing sugar from common containers instead of individual packets and other ways to cut down on disposable waste, a concern group says. Targeting three popular fast-food restaurants- Cafe de Coral, Fairwood and Maxim's- a Green Sense survey found diners on average threw away more that 10 ...

  7. Students launch bid to cut waste

    Posted Jul 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a dollar on the meal. The 'less rice for one buck less' campaign was launched by The Greeners, the new name of the Green Student Council, to encourage people to create less food waste. 'When you can ask for less ice or less sugar in your drinks, why can't you ask for less rice?' said Angus Ho Hon-wai, executive director of The Greeners. Mr Ho said food waste ...

  8. Back to old ways after waste trial

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... and aluminium cans. He asked: 'What can we do with the food waste? It has no market.' However, the trial did change some people's behaviour. Tse Sin Lai-ping, of Grand View Garden, ... disposing of it in the bag],' she said. The chairwoman of the incorporated owners of the estate, Susanna Wong Shui-wan, said it made no difference for households to separate food waste from ...

  9. Want not, waste not... landfills are full enough

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that each day last year, more than 3,000 tonnes of wasted food was dumped into our rapidly filling landfills. If ever there was a statistic that was food for thought amid the discussion about ... from the Hong Kong of half a century ago, where food was precious and prized. People from that generation were struggling with post-war poverty and the 'waste not, want not' ...

  10. Rubbish fee study to be extended

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent used them, and only half of those used them properly. Best use was made of food waste bags, with 11 per cent of households using them and more than 90 per cent of those using them ... Cheung Chi-fai Environmentalists say new survey a delaying tactic, despite assurances Environment officials have extended a study into developing a waste charging scheme following ...




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