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  1. Students clean up with business plan for food-waste recycling

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... HK$120,000 to help fund his scheme for a recycling centre turning food waste into odourless organic fertiliser. Cheng, a fourth-year business administration student at Chinese University, and his ... 'In the past, recycling was all about plastic bottles and cans. And then it came to me, what about food waste?' Cheng said. Apparently, the government shares his thoughts. In the previous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725925/students-clean-business-plan-food-waste-recycling
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rethink Hong Kong's food supply

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by MAYLING CHAN

    ... Mayling Chan Mayling Chan says Hong Kong needs to see beyond its fixable problem of food waste and rethink the city's food supply- and agricultural policy- to ensure security in times of crisis Waste not, want not In Hong Kong, the problem of food waste has dominated our attention so much that we have almost forgotten about warnings of an impending food crisis and food security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1061806/rethink-hong-kongs-food-supply
  3. Food banks can save us from hunger

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charity starts at home and Hong Kong has a solid reputation as a charitable city. When it comes to food waste, though, there is a huge disconnect. Thousands of people go hungry or do ... to landfills each day. By the reckoning of one food bank, that is enough to feed 48,000 three-person families. The matter of hunger aside, there is no better example of how wasteful a society we have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002873/food-banks-can-save-us-hunger
  4. New measures announced to improve food hygiene

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.19pm: Food premises in Hong Kong will have to hire hygiene managers and supervisors by the end of May, according to new measures announced by the Food ... or temporarily licensed food premises, and new licence applicants. Ms Lee said the scheme would help boost food safety supervision of restaurants in Hong Kong. 'With their appointment, we believe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489984/new-measures-announced-improve-food-hygiene
  5. Director baulks at food-safety centre

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The director of food and environmental hygiene does not want to take charge of a new centre for food safety. Gregory Leung Wing-lup said the government was studying various ... care of a long list of works and we should also spend more time on issues outside food safety. I think the chance of having the centre under us is rather small.' After a series of food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/516967/director-baulks-food-safety-centre
  6. Hongkongers must learn to foot the bill for disposal of e-waste

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The levy imposed on plastic bags has proved successful. I think this shows that similar legislation regarding the scrapping of electronic waste could also be effective. There is an urgent need for us in Hong Kong to effectively handle and recycle e-waste. There has been a rapid increase in the quantity of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). This kind of waste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729170/hongkongers-must-learn-foot-bill-disposal-e-waste
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969154/reports-waste-taxpayer-millions
  8. Minister blamed for waste-target failure

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Lawmakers yesterday accused the environmental affairs minister of lacking commitment on reducing municipal solid waste after auditors found the quantity of waste in 2007 ... of urgency and is not proactive enough in tackling the problem of municipal solid waste,' he said. In 2005, officials set a target of reducing municipal solid waste by 1 per cent each year from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670414/minister-blamed-waste-target-failure
  9. letters

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a way to make things better. Li Po-yi, Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College We must reduce food waste Wasting food is bad for our environment. Food is a precious resource, ... hard to imagine how much food is wasted every year. Perhaps restaurants could serve smaller portions and reduce their prices accordingly. I can never finish what I order when I eat out, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668363/letters
  10. Talk back

    Posted Feb 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... last year at official functions decked out in fur, how much leadership can we expect? Bernard Lo, Mid-Levels Q What else can be done to reduce food waste? If we want to alleviate the amount of leftover food, we can follow the 3R rule, that is 'recycle, reduce and replace'. For instance, some restaurants are running a recycling programme by discarding the wasted food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582450/talk-back

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