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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. Corker of a vintage has Lisboa popping

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan in Macau Thomas Duroux held his breath as he removed the cork from a bottle of Chateau Palmer 1961. Reaching down the bottleneck with a special strainer, he extracted any remaining pieces of cork in the wine. Mr Duroux is among a delegation of Chateau Palmer executives who are undertaking a meticulous three-day operation to recork about 480 bottles ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Government unveils plan for HK$1 recycling levy on glass bottles

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... BOTTLES People would need to pay a recycling levy on water and fruit juices sold in glass bottles, not just bottled beers and wine, under a government proposal. Under the plan- unveiled ... Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing said he hoped the levy would help recover 70 per cent of glass waste. Although Wong said glass bottles of sauce and food would be excluded from the proposal ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Glass recyclers race cleaners to reach empty bottles in Lan Kwai Fong and Soho

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... the head of Green Glass Green, one of Hong Kong's few glass recycling groups, it provokes anxiety about bags of bottles on Soho's streets. One Thursday morning in 2011, a No 8 typhoon ... shops and businesses. That's around 1.3kg per person each day. Waste glass makes up 3 per cent, the vast majority of it glass bottles, mostly containing alcoholic drinks. Waste glass ...

  5. hit the bottle

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw Necessity is clearly the mother of invention. Pitotubes are refillable travel bottles ideal for decanting your lotions and potions for lighter, more compact and better-organised travel. Their best selling point, however, is that the bottles use a sealed, airless pump to prevent leakage during air travel. They are the brainchild of former flight attendant Alisa ...

  6. Bottles

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... David Roden Egizia wine bottle, HK$345, from I.D., Prince's Building, tel: 2523 3006. Hand-blown glass bottle, HK$200, from Inside, 12/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, tel: 2873 1795. Royal Scot perfume spray bottle, HK$595, from Townhouse, Prince's Building, tel: 2845 0633. Vintage French perfume bottle, HK$600, from Lane Crawford Home Store, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Recycling fee on glass bottles proposed

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 09:12pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The Environment Bureau on Thursday has proposed charging a levy on glass beverage bottles from drink suppliers to promote recycling and reduce waste. In a consultation document, the bureau suggested using the fee to cover the costs of recycling glass beverage bottles, which accounted for two thirds of waste glass bottles in 2011. A contractor would be appointed ...

  8. Comment - Blogs - WINE

    HK$14,000-a-glass wine: what is it good for?

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:04pm by Mischa Moselle

    ... (Isn't Google wonderful?). The phrase comes to mind when seeing that someone has just paid HK$12,556,250 for 114 bottles of wine from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. That’s the hammer price ... was bought to be drunk. It happens. Corkscrews were invented for a reason. The press release from Sotheby’s, the auction house that sold the wine, breaks this down to HK$13,768 per glass. This may ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Donations of bottled water sustain drought-hit families in California

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 09:54pm by AP

    ... Control Board had already allotted US$500,000 to buy bottled water for East Porterville residents. But many, including Serrato, say all they want is to get a glass of water from the kitchen sink. ... in California's drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by. Girl Scouts have set up collection points while ...

  10. Spreading hope in a bottle

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... of Chicken, has launched the 'Brand's Hope in a Bottle' programme to mark its 175th anniversary this year. The programme aims to collect 300,000 used Brand's glass bottles from ... the company is collecting used bottles from more than 60 residential estates until August. Collection bins will be placed in the estates. Besides lowering building costs, recycling glass bottles helps ...




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