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  1. Eco-chic furniture branches out

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sustainable or recycled furniture is no longer the preserve of tree huggers. Growing awareness about the environment means these pieces now take pride of place in trendy showrooms. TREE (www.tree.com.hk) recycles materials salvaged from old furniture, railroad sleepers, boats and bridges. Most of the company's furniture is made in Indonesia, from reclaimed teak that bears Forest ...

  2. Furniture in the streets

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... By John Millen Street furniture We usually think of furniture as items such as chairs, tables, beds, cupboards and so on. They are used to make a space suitable for living or working in. Furniture and fixtures in the streets are a bit different, but they are still used to make the roads and pavements more user-friendly 1 bollards a. windows in doors b. posts in the middle ...

  3. Eco-boutique branches out with designs

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Designs from TREE, the eco-chic furniture store on the 28th floor of Horizon Plaza, have evolved in recent years with collections maintaining the simple, sleek lines that made ... Kong by specialist carpenters. Custom orders of teak furniture normally take between six to eight weeks for delivery, while sofas take about four to six weeks once the design is confirmed. ...

  4. 'Eco-chic' takes root in the city

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... design and craftsmanship, and a firm environmental and social ethic. All the wood used in Tree products is recycled or reclaimed, and each piece of teak furniture is certified by the Forest ... is used, while in another, reclaimed wood from the Philippines. In the teak collection, all the wood is more than 20 years old, and has been reclaimed from buildings, furniture, boats, railways ...

  5. WINNING combination

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eunice Chu The message from furniture makers is loud and clear- love your home, love the environment. Contrary to what most people think, stylish design can go hand in hand with environmental protection. Furniture makers are adept at incorporating green concepts with production. Indigo Living delivers stylish designs while staying true to its pledge of caring ...

  6. Government could provide jobs with a beach clean-up unit

    Posted Oct 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While I was reading the letter (online) from Yue On-ching, science adviser of the Innovation and Technology Commission ('Coal has large carbon footprint', September 26), I noticed the pop-up adverts related to the Hong Kong Coastal Clean-up Orga ...

  7. Are HK's beaches being swamped by a tide of mainland rubbish? We'll find out, officials pledge

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Rubbish collectors are not only going all out to clear away the tide of trash washing up on Hong Kong beaches- they and their bosses are combing through it for clues as to where the debris has come from. The officials are vowing to take � ...

  8. The Event

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Event Habitus Summer Market A variety of local artists and designers sell collectibles (left), furniture, plants, food and more. Today, 10am-6pm, G/F and Moonlight Studio, Habitus, 3/F Western Market, Sheung Wan, free. Inquiries: 2973 0231 ...

  9. Environmental protection should start young

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It's common for schools to ask their students to recycle old newspapers, soft drink cans and other rubbish. But students should be told not to create so much rubbish in the first place. Then, they should be taught how to classify rubbish and be respo ...

  10. Act responsibly and keep Hong Kong clean

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many Hong Kong people do not have a sense of civic responsibility. Although there are litter bins on almost every street, people still throw rubbish on the ground. I've also seen discarded tissue, newspapers and plastic bags on buses and trains. Barb ...




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