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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Waste output records first drop in four years, green groups say

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... in plastics, with a fall of 47 per cent. Friends of the Earth's environmental affairs manager Celia Fung Sze-lai attributed this decrease to the gloomy economy in Europe, as recycling companies ... in the mainland and overseas. Fung also said the increase in food waste was worrying, and urged the government to come up with comprehensive strategies to recycle it. Friends of the Earth said ...

  2. Lawmakers romanced with green message

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai While sweethearts everywhere will exchange tokens of love today, Friends of the Earth has attacked the advertising campaigns for gifts that generate huge amounts of waste. ... director of Friends of the Earth, said its survey found that more than 70 per cent of people did not mind if their gifts were unpackaged. She said there was only one true formula to celebrate ...

  3. Many unaware used clothing put in street bins is sold for a profit

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... organisations, said environmental group Friends of the Earth, which conducted the survey last month. About 72 per cent of the 403 people questioned said they would not dispose of their used clothes in these facilities- usually large metal cages placed on the pavement- if they were used for profit. Michelle Au Wing-tsz, environmental affairs officer of Friends of the Earth, said yesterday that the use ...

  4. Document lacks clear timetable, greens say

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Edwin Lau Che-feng, director of Friends of the Earth. The estimated costs for some measures were based on many assumptions, and might not reflect the real cost, he said. And while the list ...

  5. Green light for companies

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... When it comes to protecting the environment, Friends of the Earth (HK) believes everyone should play a part, no matter how small. It came up with the Earth Partner programme in 2005 to encourage corporations to devote serious efforts to bringing about environmental changes. Since then, the programme has been launched annually on April 22 to coincide with Earth Day. Earth Partner ...

  6. Caped Crusader has new fight on hands

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Caped Crusader has another challenge to tackle- from environmental crusaders in Hong Kong. Friends of the Earth has written to Warner Bros asking it to offset the carbon footprint left by its crew when shooting the latest Batman film, The Dark Knight, in the city. It issued the challenge after some activists queried the movie company's demand to ask shops ...

  7. Cinemas too cold: study

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A survey conducted by Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong) has found that the cold temperatures in cinemas are not only a waste of energy, but also make the majority of cinema-goers ... because it was too cold. The two worst culprits are Hilton in Sha Tin (18.77 degrees) and MaOnShan Classics in Ma On Shan (19.95 degrees). Edwin Lau, assistant director of Friends of the Earth ...

  8. Call to curb over-packaging

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Lau Kit-wai Friends of the Earth (HK) has launched a programme to raise public awareness of the wasteful culture of consumerism. The Search for Over-Packaging Campaign, which runs until ... implement a law so that suppliers would reduce packaging. Everyone can help save the Earth,' said Abby Au Yeung, a Primary Five student, in her appeal letter. Join the Search for Over-Packaging ...

  9. Grave situation

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Anneliese O'Young

    ... of the countryside were charred. A few days later Friends of the Earth Hong Kong acting director Edwin Lau Che-feng found himself inspecting the ground where months earlier he and 600 other volunteers had ... handing out leaflets, water and aid. This is also the first year that Friends of the Earth will be working together with the AFCD to patrol grave sites on Sunday and on the day of Ching Ming. ...

  10. Pollution clouds future of Hong Kong tourism

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A poll of tour guides by Friends of the Earth revealed that visitors to Hong Kong complained about air pollution ('Bad air spells threat to tourism', SCMP, March 20). Some ... such as Mongkok and Central. TIM CHAN Thanks for your letter, Tim. The FoE survey was alarming- nearly 40 per cent of tour guides polled by Friends of the Earth said visitors to Hong Kong complained about ...




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