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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. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Ensuring a share of minimal return ensures a total waste

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... of what visitors spend here is spent on shopping. At a rough guess, about 99.999999999 per cent of what they buy in the shops is imported. Much the same holds true for what visitors spend on food ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Street food, home renovation banned to clear air for Games

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Some popular street food, such as Xinjiang skewed lamb and Cantonese marinated beef, will be banned in nine Guangdong cities during the Asian Games next month, the provincial ... renovation to help in controlling air pollution. The Games will be held between November 12 and 27. Beijing had also banned street food during the 2008 Olympic Games but on a relatively small scale: ...

  7. letters

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yuen Man-yiu, King Ling College It's simple: don't waste your food We say food should not be wasted, but how many of us really do what we say? People with more money are wasting more ... that one-third of the landfills comprise food waste? We have enough to eat in Hong Kong not because there is a lot of food in the world. The food is not distributed equally. Some developing countries ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... that sustainable ways of dealing with waste do not have precedence over an old-fashioned, expensive and polluting incinerator. Many countries have adopted the three principles of reducing, reusing and recycling materials, such as paper, metals, plastic, timber, used cooking oil and lubricants, and also composting food and green waste and capturing methane for fuel. This is a modern, advanced ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It is astonishing that supermarkets are wasting so much food, much of which is still edible, every day. What is even more shocking is that this food is ending up in Hong Kong's landfills. Again, ... but as a consequence they are wasting a lot of food. The government should charge them a waste levy or ban them from dumping this food in landfills. Obviously, it would be better if the supermarkets took ...




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