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  1. Check carefully where you drop used clothes

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh The public should check carefully before putting used clothes in collection bins on the streets, an environmental organisation said. Friends of the Earth (FoE) said some of these boxes belonged to businesses- not charities or green groups as some people may believe. These commercial establishments will sell the second-hand clothes for a profit, with most of them going ...

  2. In hot pursuit

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legislators Choy So-yuk (left) and Emily Lau Wai-hing compete in the Friends of the Earth fifth Solar Cart Race at Victoria Park. The race was won by the Hongkong Electric team which set a record by completing 30 laps in just over 20 minutes. The aim of the race is to promote the use of renewable energy in the community. A record number of 27 teams took part in this year's ...

  3. Charity despairs of throwaway fashion victims

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Talk about mission impossible. Global eco-crusaders Friends of the Earth have embarked on what could be the most doomed and ill-timed campaign in green history- to promote ... doesn't match', 'it doesn't fit' and, puzzlingly, 'I forgot I had it'. The Hong Kong branch of Friends of the Earth- which collects old clothes- says its research has ...

  4. WEB PICKS: Environment

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The links below will give you an insight into the earth's condition and how you can help the environment. www.wwf.org.hk/eng/ World Wide Fund for Nature website includes upcoming events ... and information, as well as links to other Greenpeace sites from different countries. There are a variety of games, including Leading Bush by The Nose and Nuclear Tetris. www.foe.org.hk Friends ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Debate continues to rage over how much of a population the earth can sustain

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:25am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams Experts have different views on how much of a population rise the earth can sustain, but many believe the crunch is approaching The population bomb that just keeps on ticking After I sent my US biologist friend Dr James Lazell a recent column on global warming, he also suggested I write about human overpopulation. This seems a thornier issue for conservation ...

  6. We need to stop this wastage

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A report by green group Friends of the Earth estimated that 650 outlets of the four main supermarkets create 87 tonnes of food scraps every day. About a third of that, or 29 tonnes a day, is edible items like bread, vegetables and sushi which has not reached its expiry date. I'm angered that this food isn't given to the poor. Increasing numbers of people have to rely ...

  7. Organisations rally round for cause

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Since the inception of the Earth Partner programme in 2005, 151 organisations from different sectors have pledged to protect the environment and bring about environmental change. Friends of the Earth (HK) believes this strong commitment by its Earth Partners has provided extra impetus to finding solutions to environmental problems. In the energy area, several prestigious companies have ...

  8. Business - Commodities

    End of rare earth patent expected to lead to growth in mainland exports

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:26am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Mainland firms expected to use expiry of patent to step up production of key micro magnets End of rare earth patent set to lead to flood of exports Some mainland producers of rare-earth magnets are seeking to use this month's expiry of a key patent held by Hitachi Metals to expand exports of the micro magnets used in products from motors to smartphones. ...

  9. What's on in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Starry night Friends of the Earth and International Year of Astronomy 2009 Hong Kong League are co-organising an event called Dim It, Brighten Up at 8pm on Sunday. Buildings on the harbour front will turn off their lights, and telescopes will be set up on the Avenue of the Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui to allow star-gazing. Take your dad there for Father's Day! History reflected ...




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