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  1. Dozens of Christmas shoppers hurt as bottles of acid rain down

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Christmas shoppers on a packed Mong Kok street gasped in pain and screamed for help yesterday as two bottles of acid, apparently thrown from above, crashed to the ground ... One man told of seeing one of the plastic bottles hit the ground and liquid burst out. 'A bottle came down,' he said. 'It looked like an ordinary bottle of water, and the crowd ...

  2. Designer hopes paper drinking bottle will cut reliance on plastic and make recycling simpler

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison A design firm is developing a paper water bottle that could help revolutionise the beverage industry in Hong Kong and around the world. Jim Warner, industrial design boss for Brandimage- Desgrippes & Laga, calls his invention the '360 Water Bottle'. 'It's changing everything you know about the bottle,' he said. 'It's redefining ...

  3. uncorked

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... around the neck of the port bottle, just below the cork. A few minutes later the hot bottle neck is quickly chilled. The sudden temperature change causes the glass to fracture cleanly, removing ... the bottle neck with the cold, wet towel. The dramatic temperature change will induce the glass to split cleanly with a musical snap. The neck can now be lifted off the bottle with the cloth ...

  4. Foiled again

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... with Debra Meiburg, Master of Wine debrameiburg@gmail.com Wine capsules or foils are protective shields placed over the neck and cork of a bottle. Like the latex prophylactic sheaths sold ... that trace amounts of the metal could linger on the bottle lip, lead capsules began to fall out of favour. These supple capsules met their unequivocal demise when concerns about lead toxicity ...

  5. Diners raise a glass to decorative art bottles

    Posted Jul 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Eileen Chan thinks bottles are too attractive to throw away and puts them to a colourful use, writes Elaine Yau Visitors to the Oyster Bar at the Sheraton Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui are greeted with rows of decorative bottles at the entrance. Alongside the usual red and white wines on the cabinet stand are some empty bottles that have been adorned with colourful artistic designs. ...

  6. Photo Essay

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After 38 years of delivering gas cylinders on his bicycle, Yip Pak-ling, 64, is giving up full-time work in August. In the 1980s and 1990s he used to deliver an average 100 bottles a day, but in recent years demand has dropped to between 20 and 40 bottles ...

  7. Tax dispute may have provoked attack

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... investigation shows that he poured flammable liquid from three plastic bottles. Three empty plastic bottles and a lighter were seized at the scene,' the source said. About 600 workers were ...

  8. uncorked

    Posted Apr 27th 2008, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... with the gentler sex. Women are either the source of bad luck or they bring seafarers the best of fortune. There is a time-honoured tradition of women launching ships by breaking a bottle of champagne against the prow. Ladies aren't expected to throw the bottle themselves or even swing it against the ship- they are ladies after all- but merely to pull a rope that swings the bottle against ...

  9. Pour relations

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Debra Meiburg

    ... of the right-side pour is indisputable because that's where the wine glass will be placed. Left-handers might want to practise pouring water out of a bottle until their right hands develop drip-free ... serving, wipe the mouth of the bottle and pour a splash into your own glass to check the wine's condition and remove any cork fragments. For still wines, grasp the base of the bottle and pour ...

  10. Hotels put bottles on path to green future

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The beer bottles you throw away may be turned into paving stones. In an effort to reduce waste, 11 hotels will recycle their glass bottles for the first time ... already been used in Tuen Mun's EcoPark and in housing estates. This is the first time glass bottles from hotels are being recycled. Some 40 hotels have been recycling plastic bottles since ...




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