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  1. Reports 'waste taxpayer millions'

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... taxpayer-funded studies for its own political purposes.' One study still being kept under wraps involves public toilets. In August 2008, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department spent HK$588,000 ...

  2. Sustainable agricultural policy would benefit Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... should, therefore, be exploring the possibility of having a sustainable agricultural policy in Hong Kong. The Japanese are stepping up production of animal feed made from waste food, a by-product ... waste. So, if we feed our pigs on recycled food, what about the animal waste? Here, there have been several tremendous leaps forward; through a process of thermo-chemical conversion, pig muck can ...

  3. Act responsibly and keep Hong Kong clean

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many Hong Kong people do not have a sense of civic responsibility. Although there are litter bins on almost every street, people still throw rubbish on the ground. I've also seen discarded tissue, newspapers and plastic bags on buses and trains. Barbecue sites are a real mess. They are full of rubbish, with leftover food giving off a foul smell. Hong Kong's environment ...

  4. Hong Kong must start balancing its resources

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... resident consumed 15 kilograms of beef in 2007, we now consume an average of 30.3kg of beef a year. In 2009, the daily amount of food waste was 3,280 tonnes, up from 2,995 in 2008. Of the total food waste, around 29 per cent of what was thrown out was from commercial or industrial sources, with the remaining 71 per cent coming from households. The WWF report reminds us that Hong Kong ...

  5. Collapse of waste-water treatment pool for zinc and lead mine poses threat to major drinking water source near Shanghai

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan A leak from a zinc and lead mine is threatening to contaminate Qiandao Lake, a famous resort near Shanghai and a major source of drinking water. The accident happened at noon on Thursday when pipes under a waste-water treatment pool, owned by the Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Mine Products Company, cracked after becoming blocked due to heavy rain. Part of the pool collapsed, ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Laws cover cross-border waste disposal In response to Michael Lewis's letter ('Draw up delta refuse strategy', April 5), it has been the general approach internationally for individual jurisdictions to properly treat and dispose of their waste at the place of generation. That is, each jurisdiction should have its own means to manage the waste it generates, including ...

  7. A towering symbol of excess and waste

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of excess and waste at a time when we least need it. Like Hong Kong, Dubai markets itself as a regional financial centre and tourist destination. To draw business, it has opted for gimmicks ... much office space- a situation unlikely to change any time soon- it is a waste of resources. There can be no bigger slap in the face to those concerned about our carbon footprint. Competition ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 14, 2012

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... banks and other charities by imposing a waste levy. For example, there could be a charge of HK$20 per kilogram imposed for edible food that is thrown away. Since some of these companies ... hut communities can be gradually phased out. W. H. Chan, Kwun Tong Waste levy will act as incentive The widening gap between rich and poor in Hong Kong has been a problem for the past 10 ...

  9. HK food trade adapts to survive

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be quite the same. Within days Japanese restaurants had emptied out as diners worried about eating irradiated food. Sales plunged by as much as 80 per cent, and 20 of the city's 700 closed. ... and Related Trades. They've had to make changes, though, to reassure diners the food they are serving is safe. That's had a big impact on their suppliers. Takehisa Nagatani of Daikichi ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Demolition waste disposal charges too low So the stately Ritz-Carlton hotel, arguably the most attractive building in Hong Kong and only 15 years old, is to be demolished. Lai Sun ... wasteful demolition of this gracious hotel? At present, under the new 'polluters pay' principle, unsorted construction waste can be dumped at landfills for HK$125 per tonne. Before ...




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