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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Shangri-la cuts waste by giving food to the needy

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The luxury hotel's banquet leftovers are donated to charity or turned into fish feed Shangri-la cuts waste by giving food to the needy Wondering what happens to the tonnes of food left over at buffet dinners in Hong Kong hotels every night? Some catering operators are finding ways to cut down on wastage, or to donate leftovers to those in need. ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Follow best practice on waste incineration, and think local

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by LETTERS

    ... Incinerator plans may waste chance for what is best for Hong Kong As project designer of a conservation group on Lantau, I wish to respond to the letter by Elvis W. K. Au, assistant ... a small-scale plasma gasification site, in Avonmouth, in southern England, Afval, a company generating electricity from waste in the Netherlands, and then went on to Denmark. The reaction of the British ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Policy of recycling education and action needed to stem waste

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:34am by LETTERS

    ... for the main waste categories: food and green organic waste, recyclables and construction material, which make up 90 per cent of refuse. Recycling economies create good jobs, result in no waste being ... Policy of recycling education and action needed to stem waste Our waste has long been black-bagged and taken to landfills. A complete official silence exists on the different methods ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Dealing with Hong Kong's food waste

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... It's telling that when a district scheme to recycle food waste succeeds beyond expectations, the organisers still struggle with excess. About 550 households signed up when the Cheung Chau ... facility, where the material is sorted and turned into compost. The problem is, there's more food waste than they can handle, says project manager Kwok Wai-man. Last year the association ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 20, 2014

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by LETTERS

    ... waste problem nowadays, especially as our landfills are nearing capacity. Firstly, some hotels and restaurants do not allow customers to take their uneaten food home. However, restaurants do ... there are many elderly people who live alone and do not have enough food to eat. Restaurants and hotels could give uneaten food to them. Chan Ho-fai, Tseung Kwan O   Food waste charge faces obstacles ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    There are many ways we can reduce food waste

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Many ways to cut food waste The old saying "waste not, want not" is more than just a nugget of wisdom passed down through the generations. When put into practice, it helps reduce waste, save money and improve the environment. Sadly, Hong Kong remains one of the most wasteful places on earth. Every day, some 3,500 tonnes of food end up in landfills, ...

  7. Respecting food and reducing its waste starts with school lunches

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In Hong Kong, 3,310 tonnes of food waste was generated every day in 2007, making up 35 per cent of the total municipal solid waste. This has increased pressure on our landfills. According ... of food wasted. It is alarming that our next generation does not have the right attitude towards food resources. Nowadays children in Hong Kong are relatively fortunate. Few of them suffer from ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese firm offers baby milk insurance after food safety scandals

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concerns about food safety ... to their children’s health and safety, and in particular, the safety of their infants’ foods,” it added. Insurer Ping An said Suning’s policy is the first of its kind in China. Concerns about the safety ...

  9. Business - Companies - AGRICULTURE

    New Hope plans to build 50 food factories overseas in next five years

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:13am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih in Shanghai hanshih.toh@scmp.com Mainland agricultural firm will invest US$500m in processing plants over the next five years New Hope sets timetable to build 50 food factories Mainland agricultural companies are expected to make more overseas investments, driven by demand for safer and better quality food. Privately held New Hope is one of China's biggest ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books

    Starstruck journalist's banal book wastes access to Harper Lee

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:34pm by MADELINE GRESSEL

    ... Madeline Gressel A journalist's deferential chronicle of Harper Lee's life still resulted in trouble with the reclusive author, writes Madeline Gressel Much ado about nothing much The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills Th ...




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