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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... in Ningxia that had been dumping toxic acid waste water in the Tengger Desert has been shut down for good. Ningxia Mingsheng Dye Chemical Company, located on the edge of the Tengger Desert, was shut ... in the desert. The report did not specify the chemicals in the waste, but said it contained “a high concentration of acid” mixed with lime to make calcium sulfate. The factory’s waste water tank, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Waste not, want not

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by THOMAS TANG

    ... minister's statement on food waste and waste charges this week comes as a welcome boost for campaigners who have argued for years against Hong Kong's profligate habits. It should also spark ... and breast and colon cancer. Less meat is a good thing; eating less generally will improve our health, and less food waste will help ease pressure on our landfills. The carbon footprint of our food ...

  3. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Rotten-food-scandal-hit factory Shanghai Husi sacks 340 workers

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:45pm by Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Investigations continue at scandal-hit Shanghai food processing factory 340 workers at rotten-meat plant to lose jobs The scandal-hit Shanghai subsidiary of US food supplier OSI Group is to lay off most of its staff. In a statement on the firm's website, Shanghai Husi, which supplied fast-food giants including McDonald's, KFC, Burger King ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factories investigated for 'emptying waste water into Inner Mongolia desert'

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Factories 'empty waste water in desert' Authorities in Inner Mongolia are investigating reports that illegal industrial waste water is once again ... of supervision by local authorities might have allowed the problem to reoccur, Chen said. Despite extensive media coverage of the scandal two years ago, several waste-water ponds were found ...

  5. Worms to gobble up all the fast food that we don't eat

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Worms have been nature's recyclers for millions of years. Now they face a new challenge- cleaning up the city's mountain of fast-food waste. A firm is harnessing worm power to convert food and paper waste into organic fertiliser, and has set up a plant in Yuen Long offering a recycling service for take-away outlets. Sunburst Biotechnologies has won a key ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    City companies which supplied Taiwanese 'gutter oil' firm probed

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Timmy Sung and Lawrence Chung

    ... Chang Guann, which is accused of blending it with "gutter oil"- an illegal substance made from recycled kitchen waste- and edible oil. Thousands of food manufacturers, bakeries, ... The Centre for Food Safety is investigating the role of two Hong Kong firms in supplying the Taiwanese company at the centre of the "gutter oil" scandal. It emerged yesterday ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Taiwanese firm at centre of ‘gutter oil’ scandal ordered to pull products

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 11:35pm by Lawrence Chung, Phila Siu

    ... from recycled kitchen waste- with fresh lard oil to produce 782 tonnes of Chuan Tung brand oil. The scandal has rocked the food industry, with revelations that the oil was sold to more than ... of cooking oil used on the mainland could be made from recycled kitchen waste. He Dongping, of Wuhan Polytechnic University, estimated then that restaurants and food stalls throughout the country ...

  9. Food waste repackaged for unwary consumers

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting At one firm, workers were removing raisins from mixture of dirt and rubbish Food safety authorities in Guangdong have cracked down on 14 companies that were collecting food waste and repackaging it for sale in more then 10 mainland provinces. Nearly 10 tonnes of food waste was seized at one plant in Anbu township, Chaoan county, along with 491 cases of rotten sweets and 300 boxes ...

  10. A business mind: Yin-mei Chiu, founder and director of food allee and food allee HOME

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 11:47am

    ... CHRIS DAVIS Bustling with food connoisseurs and reputedly home to more eating establishments per head of population than any other city on the planet, Hong Kong is a food city to its very core. Therefore, in a saturated market, anyone thinking of launching a food and hospitality business needs to do their homework.  Speaking from personal experience, Yin-mei Chiu, founder ...




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