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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese demand for furniture 'decimates' rosewood stocks in Mekong region, activists say

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Illegal logging to meet demand for status symbol could wipe out tree species, say campaigners Chinese furniture trade decimating rosewood stocks Runaway Chinese demand for luxury furniture is spurring illegal logging across Southeast Asia, stripping the region of precious Siamese rosewood and driving cross-border corruption and violence, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green Dot Home carves a green profit out of unwanted furniture

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Green Dot Home finds new owners for pieces people would otherwise throw away, like an Italian-brand sink worth HK$50,000 Dumped furniture diverted from landfill into profit Furniture recycler Alan Chuen Wai-lun received a call from a stranger one day asking him to come collect an unwanted bathroom sink. When Chuen saw it, he ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Furniture a chemical hazard, Greenpeace warns

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... in furniture A green group is calling on manufacturers to fully disclose the chemicals they use in making furniture after dust samples from households had traces of harmful chemicals. Greenpeace sent surveys to the branches of furniture manufacturers in Hong Kong from June to August. Only five of the 70 polled replied, and only one of those- a Danish maker of children's furniture- had ...

  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by AP

    ... China, Brazil and Mexico burned the most at rubbish dumps. Much of the world's air pollution can be blamed on burning refuse, including discarded plastics, electronic devices, furniture ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    A generous landlord believed in his dream

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com 'A generous landlord believed in my dream' Investment banker turned furniture recycler Alan Chuen Wai-lun says he is grateful for the help of his Taiwanese landlord, who was not seeking maximum returns from the rent on his warehouse. "The key to the success of the furniture business is space, and rental is a major ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Professor accuses HKU of secrecy over formaldehyde threat on new campus

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com University withholding facts about formaldehyde hazard from furniture on new campus, professor says HKU accused of secrecy over health threats The University ... 30 to 50 times the normal level, the source of which is believed to be the adhesive material on new furniture. "We are not given the full results of the indoor air-quality tests. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Neighbours say good riddance to bad rubbish hoarded in Central flat

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by CHARMAINE CHE

    ... Cockroaches and flies spilled out of bin bags as the 35 workers sent by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department packed up used beer cans, stacks of old newspapers, burnt furniture and other ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Millions of tonnes of rural refuse are dumped in waterways a year, bill says

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... packaging, sanitation products and even furniture in the thrown-away waste. Wang said the limited amount of household waste, most of it biodegradable, could be absorbed by nature's self-cleaning ... A stream in the Yongding county of Fujian province was used as a dump for waste including glass bottles, plastic bags, used lanterns and even furniture. Last month, a Zhejiang businessman offered ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Funds to help delta factories cut emissions

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... said the extended scheme would focus on two air pollutants- volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides. This means printers or furniture makers, which use a lot of solvents, would ...

  10. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ENVIRONMENT

    Glass pioneers bid to increase use of recycled materials

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... bathroom vanities, shower stalls and even furniture. The product is artificially strengthened to resist scratching, but contains no glues or chemicals. According to Ricky Chan Wai Kei, manager ...




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