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  1. Diners support plan to cut food waste by 15pc

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee More than 100 corporations and government departments are joining a campaign to reduce food waste by cutting two courses from their Lunar New Year banquets. Campaign organiser Friends of the Earth said having two fewer courses at banquets would cut food waste by 15 per cent. It is urged people to bring food boxes to banquets and take home any leftovers. So far, 81 ...

  2. Hongkongers 'waste more food than neighbours'

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan More than 80 per cent of Hongkongers do not finish their meals and 63 per cent admit they waste food, leaving the city with the most leftovers among neighbouring regions, ... although the situation was still unsatisfactory, said Man Yip Chui-man, the group's project officer. Sixty-three per cent of respondents said they had a habit of wasting food, a slight ...

  3. Lawmakers, greens find five ways to curb waste

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Chan and Andrew Cheng Kar-foo. They suggest five ways to meet the target: fee-based waste disposal; increased recycling of leftover food; raising awareness of and responsibility for waste ... Adrian Wan Green groups and several lawmakers have come up with an action plan to reduce by two-thirds the amount of solid waste produced in the city by 2022. The action plan aims to cut ...

  4. The fine art of installing a green energy system

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... is hidden seven metres below ground- you will see 15 wind turbines on the waterfront. Under a waste separation policy, you will have to handle your rubbish carefully. The food waste ... under the concept of green leases. In the bin The amount of food waste, in tonnes, that is accumulated in the neighbourhood every day: 30 ...

  5. Global food policies a recipe for disaster

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... there has also been wasteful diversion of food crops to make biofuels. Apart from Brazil's sugar cane to make ethanol, production of biofuels is not economically viable without subsidies ... India's food inflation is 20 per cent. So many places, from Algeria (food riots) to China (importing large quantities of wheat and corn), Russia (banning wheat exports because of drought ...

  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 Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that Hong Kong's landfills are nearing saturation and the amount of rubbish dumped in them keeps on increasing. A lot of the refuse dumped into landfills is food waste. Pressure must be exerted ... However, large quantities of rubbish continue to arrive at landfill sites. I would like to see a government department being established which would be responsible for dealing with food waste ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to increase awareness among the public and corporations in a bid to step up the fight against food waste. It is important to speed up the process by which legislation is introduced which implements ... their dogs with them. Also, owners should behave responsibly and not bring their pets where they are prohibited, especially to places where food is being sold. I hope the authorities will strictly ...

  9. Organic food is the new gift of choice

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen When it comes to greasing the wheels on the mainland, expensive liquor and cigarettes are out. Healthy organic food is now all the rage. The growth of organic farming ... Agricultural University, said he did not see it slowing anytime soon. Sales of organic food reached 10 billion yuan (HK$11.36 billion) last year, almost four times the 2005 total and almost double ...

  10. talk back

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... THE E-MAIL FORUM Q Should Hong Kong start burning waste again? I believe that a state-of-the-art incinerator would be perfect for Hong Kong. I am from Lewisham in London, a borough which invested in the southeast London combined heat and power plant (an incinerator), which is strongly supported by residents including environmental groups, and held up as a model for recycling waste ...




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