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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong has reached a tipping point on handling waste

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 02:52am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tipping point on handling waste The Environment Bureau has rolled out a plan to handle food waste that is fundamental to a strategy for slashing overall waste per person ... in cutting food waste at source- 75 per cent of it by households. The unveiling of the plan comes ahead of the latest attempt today by officials to secure the support of lawmakers for a major ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In the face of global hunger, Hong Kong must stop wasting food

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by MAYLING CHAN

    ... Mayling Chan Mayling Chan says Hong Kong people's habit of wasting food runs counter to the global goal to ensure a sustainable food supply for all, and we must do more to reduce and recycle our waste Hungry for change In Hong Kong, like any modern city that tends to rely on globally sourced imported food, it's hard to visualise the link between global issues of food ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Green fix for food waste mountain

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Environment-friendly fix makes molehill of food waste mountain Since the Council for Sustainable Development launched a consultation on waste charging, there has been a flurry of media ... solution to the disposal of food waste, via our upgraded sewerage system, completion date 2016, at Stonecutters Island. Food waste generated in Hong Kong is more than 75 per cent water, ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Incinerators are not the only way to deal with household waste

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 01:14am by Howard Winn

    ... the bureau's attention was drawn to the possibility of dealing with food waste at source by using garburators to pulverise it, enabling it to be poured down the drains and into the sewage system. This method is particularly appropriate for Hong Kong as its food waste is between 70-90 per cent water. Clear the Air chairman James Middleton has spoken to three engineers who say this is a feasible ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Christine Loh pledges targets on food waste recycling by end of the year

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Environment deputy to tackle concern over waste disposal charges with plan to cut amount of food dumped in landfills by end of the year Targets to be issued for food recycling A plan to handle food waste will be rolled out by the end of the year, with ambitious targets to cut the amount now being dumped in landfills, Undersecretary ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Tseung Kwan O residents sign up for pilot scheme to cut food waste

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Pilot programme at a Tseung Kwan O estate sees old vegetable peelings turned into fish feed Residents on a mission to slash their food waste Households ... cartons capable of storing 1.5kg of solid-food waste including vegetable ends, expired produce and even shells and bones. The cartons are emptied at a collection point in the estate's car ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Plan to grow profits from food waste

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Plan to grow profits and popularise recycling food waste A proposal to expand landfills for future waste management has prompted lots of argument. Secretary for the Environment Wong ... be time-consuming and troublesome. But back in the 1950s in Hong Kong, people who were given a name in Chinese which translated as "waste food collector", collected leftover food door to door ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Beating waste and putting food on plates for needy

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Philanthropist learned the importance of compassion as a boy, and made this lesson a reality by helping the hungry of Hong Kong Beating waste and putting food ... a day or the one in three old people who fail to meet their basic nutritional needs, the wasted food could make a huge difference. Yeung's gives the credit for his involvement with charity ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HITS & MYTHS

    Hits & Myths: Do gluten-free foods benefit everybody?

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 10:04am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... more than in 2010. Unfortunately, for many of us gluten-free foods are nothing more than a waste of money. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. According to Charmain Tan, ... Sasha Gonzales life@scmp.com Q: Do gluten-free foods benefit everybody? The straight answer: No The facts: More and more people are changing to a gluten-free diet in the hope ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All Hong Kong must get behind plans for incinerator and landfill extensions

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:12pm by RICHARD VUYLSTEKE

    ... in developing proposals for a holistic approach to waste, such as the recent publication of a comprehensive strategy for dealing with food and yard waste. The government has made efforts to understand ... blueprint for sustainable use of resources has called for co-ordinated action on waste prevention, reuse, recycling, recovery, treatment and landfills to resolve Hong Kong's escalating waste ...




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