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  1. Falling price of waste paper hits scavengers

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Hong Kong. The army of elderly people who collect waste paper to eke out a meagre existence faces a financial battering as the price of what the rich world throws away in the form of packaging ... about 70 cents per kilogram now, but I have no choice. I have to make a living.' The drop in waste-paper prices is being felt across the globe, as analysts forecast a subdued pre-Christmas ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... waste Hong Kong may be regarded as a gourmet's paradise, yet it is also gaining notoriety for its excessive food wastage. According to Friends of the Earth, one-fifth of the food served ... that, on average, each person wastes half a kilogram of food per day. Leftover food cannot be recycled so it is dumped in the landfills, which are rapidly filling up. Therefore, in recent years, ...

  3. Letters

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a high-flying designer make the place look like something out of Architectural Digest and a Mario Batali-like chef produce the food ('A dynamite restaurant- and that's just the decor; the food ... Beatriz Taylor, Cheung Chau Filibuster a waste of time for everyone I do not believe the filibuster tactic employed by two People Power legislators was an efficient way to oppose the by-election ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to our health that the food we eat does not have contaminants. I find it worrying when I read news reports about heavy metals [such as lead] in food. Ordinary citizens do not have the expertise ... be restricted until tests give the all-clear. I think such strict checks should apply to all food. We need to protect Hong Kong's reputation for safe food. Michael Ng Yu-hang, Tsuen Wan Act ...

  5. Concern at lack of details on waste disposal deal

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there are not enough reclamation projects. To minimise the generation of construction waste, charges have been imposed on waste dumping since January last year. The charge to transport a tonne to the mainland ...

  6. A tale of wasted opportunity

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... piecemeal approach to reclamations in the past has resulted not only in the harbour being gobbled up, but also in a proliferation of wasted opportunities. Everywhere you look you can see development ... by the Central, Wan Chai and East Kowloon reclamations would be wasted and quite possibly marred by more court cases unless the government adopted a more inclusive approach to planning. 'Their ...

  7. Repurposing the Earth

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are waste disposal sites, but they can also be used to provide land for development. In many places with heavy urban development, more and more facilities are constructed on a completed landfill ... and allows coastal deposition to take place. That's nature way of land reclamation. Mangrove plants also filter waste matter from the land to the sea, and vice versa. Plant roots trap silt ...

  8. Diverse treats on way at wine and food festival

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung For as little as HK$10 a glass, visitors to a food and wine festival in November will be able to sample products from regions as diverse as Bordeaux and California. It will be among attractions at the Hong Kong Food and Wine Year Spotlight Events to be held from October 30 to November 8. The 10-day series of events, organised by the Tourism Board, will start ...

  9. All the fun of the Fong

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with copious amounts of beer, wine, drinks and food from around the world. 'The carnival has been growing every year,' says Alan James Jewell, executive producer at Big Events, ... to be performing over the weekend. The real fun starts on Saturday at 1pm and continues until 1am. There will be about 80 booths and stalls with food and drink from the neighbouring restaurants, as well ...

  10. Food vendors may stay open during market's revamp

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu About 15 shops selling fresh and frozen food in Graham Street market should be allowed to stay open while the area is redeveloped, a conservation advisory panel says. One ... will not be totally dead if about 15 shops that sell seafood, frozen food, poultry and groceries continue operating,' he said. The proposal needs the support of the Urban Renewal Authority, which has ...




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