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  1. Dumped meals using up third of landfill space

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hongkongers waste 3,200 tonnes of food a day, all of which is dumped in landfills. Greeners Action, the environmental campaigners, say this could be turned into useful material like fertiliser. According to figures from the Environmental Protection Department, food waste constitutes one-third of solid municipal rubbish. Michelle Law Man-suet, campaign organiser ...

  2. Few pupils separate waste for recycling

    Posted Dec 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng Fewer than 40 per cent of secondary school pupils separate domestic waste at home for recycling, a survey has found. In 2007, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department ... and the New Territories in September. Pupils were quizzed on their knowledge of the city's waste crisis and asked what they did with waste at home. Although 61.4 per cent of respondents said ...

  3. Green fashion may not be the answer

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... in the fast-changing fashion world, green is the answer. While organic food was introduced to Hong Kong a few years ago, the 'green' market has hit a new high in Europe and the United States. It has ... what they should spend their money on. Many people choose organic foods, although they are cost a bit more. Fashion and textiles are cashing in on the growing market for eco-friendly products. ...

  4. Proposed waste levy will not bother rich but will hurt families on low incomes

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Friends of the Earth has suggested a charge per bag of refuse of HK$1.30 under a proposed waste levy. The green group estimates this would come to about HK$40 a month for a typical family. ... is that there is no mention of different kinds of waste attracting different rates. There is a failure to offer people the incentives to become more environmentally friendly. Suppose Family A only discards ...

  5. Can Leung get the job done and lead us to greener ways?

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the delayed legislation for producer responsibility, waste charging, a landfill ban, and food-waste recycling. Instead of implementing effective waste-avoidance policies, the government mistakenly ... in society. One issue is our non-stop growth in waste. The government proposed to expand the landfill at Tseung Kwan O into the Clear Water Bay Country Park, which agitated the public, and legislators ...

  6. Going Green

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... waste treatment. Dennis Chiu Kwok-kwong, assistant general manager (property management) of Park Island, said the organic food reducer could decrease the amount of waste and take the pressure ... and waste education programmes for its residential and commercial projects. The developer said it actively promotes environmental awareness to the 250,000 households in its residential estates ...

  7. Sustainability is top priority for Cathay when looking at biofuel options

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Andreassend's letter ('Cathay faces logistical problems', January 29). Both pieces raised the 'food versus fuel' debate, better known as sustainability. Cathay Pacific views ... be developed in a manner which is non-competitive with food, where biodiversity impacts are minimised and where cultivation of those plant sources should not jeopardise drinking water supplies. Crops ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CityU to set up biofuel research centre with UK counterpart City University is setting up the city's first biofuel research centre to seek ways to turn food waste into cleaner renewable energy. The joint venture with the UK's Edinburgh Napier University will study a process similar to wine-making. The city produces 3,000 tonnes of kitchen waste every day, CityU said. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Technology can tackle urban challenges

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by JIM HAGEMANN SNABE

    ... of the world's food is wasted along the chain from farm to table. And water shortages - clean drinking water is one of the most precious resources - are expected to worsen in the next two decades. ... Customers for the technology, which could easily be adapted for Asia, include nearly 100 US cities and towns. In the industrialised West, more food is wasted by careless consumers than ...

  10. Businesses prepared to pay extra to go 'green'

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... solutions, needed to expand its office space last year, minimising demolition and construction waste was a key consideration. The firm was able to conduct a mid-to-low range interior fit-out through ... and fittings, his company has its own programmes in place to reduce and recycle waste. He says Harbour City had made big strides to reduce its carbon footprint in the past year. After signing up ...




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