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  1. Food-waste compost project could be just a waste of time

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Beatrice Siu

    ... Beatrice Siu City does not have enough farms to use 'green' fertiliser Part of Hong Kong's mountain of food waste will be composted in a pilot scheme starting this year, ... the Siu Ho Wan plant will be able to handle a maximum 200 tonnes a day- a tiny fraction of the 3,000 tonnes of food waste generated every day. The process produces about half a tonne of compost ...

  2. Please don't waste precious food

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Every bit of food is a resource of the Earth, but people often do not realise this and throw away a lot of food without thinking about it. Bakeries are one of the main offenders. Although ... of food every day. There are thousands of bakeries in Hong Kong, so the amount of bread being discarded must be incredible. I am sure the bakeries have not stopped to think of the millions ...

  3. Push for green consciousness trims perk of unlimited food

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... for meals to reduce paper waste. Previously, they were given coupons, which enabled them to eat as much as they wanted. This year, the swipe cards made sure they only had one meal at a time, with no extra servings. This also reduced food waste. Since many came from outside Beijing, conference members were given a booklet reminding them to save energy, water and paper while in the capital. ...

  4. We all need to waste less food

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... every day and our landfills are filling up fast. If people and restaurants keep wasting food, the landfills will soon be full. The government should try to find locations for new landfills. But, ... wasted. For example, if customers have wasted 100g of food, they need to pay an extra HK$10. If they waste 400g of food, they need to pay HK$40 extra. I don't know whether it would work, ...

  5. Reduce waste and help the poor

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... themselves alive. We waste huge amounts of food every day, have more clothes than that can fit in our wardrobes and leave lights and air conditioners on all day. We also have every chance to get a good education. However, I hardly ever see a teenager showing gratitude for all the advantages we have. We can make a difference to the world by wasting less and using what we save to help ...

  6. Waste not, want not

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui, Susan Ramsay

    ... delivering and cooking this throw-away feast are wasted. While elsewhere around the world children die from lack of food, affluent cities are faced with the headache of disposing of the leftovers. Buffets can be wasteful Ms Hung also said a large percentage of food waste comes from buffets because diners think they have to get their money's worth and pile their plates with as much food ...

  7. Don't take more than you can eat

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I eat a lot because my mum says I'm too thin. She wants me to be tall and strong. I won't ask for less rice to help reduce waste if I can eat all the food on my plate. Despite my healthy appetite, I'm not putting on any weight. I don't know why. If I am full, I will ask for less food. I don't want to waste food because millions of people around the world ...

  8. Waste problem continues to weigh heavily on the city

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by May George

    ... issues that I highlighted are still relevant now.' Mr Stride said Hong Kong' s love of consumerism meant that the city created more waste now than 10 years ago despite increased ... as 40 million personal computers become obsolete every year. But PCs are just one product. If all sources of e-waste are considered, the total global amount could be as high as 50 million tonnes ...

  9. Communication lessons from Sars go to waste

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Thomas Abraham

    ... must also explain clearly to the public why particular decisions were taken. The way the decision about closing schools was announced by Secretary for Food and Health York Chow Yat-ngok ...

  10. Waste not, want not

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their biggest offence was wasting food. Given the two recent disasters in Asia- Myanmar's cyclone and the earthquake on the mainland- we should be especially grateful for everything we have. If those wasteful students knew what hunger was, they wouldn't be so frivolous in their attitude to food. Think carefully before you throw things away- the planet and all who live here ...




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