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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lamma volunteers make floundering recycling scheme a success

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Lamma residents and concern group help transport glass bottles to recycling booth Island volunteers make recycling scheme a success Every week, restaurants and bars on Lamma Island dispose of hundreds of glass bottles, which make their way to a recycling booth - but it is volunteers, rather than paid workers, who are delivering the bottles ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong considers mandatory glass recycling legislation

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Minister weighs legislation that would mainly target wine and other drink bottles Mandatory glass waste recycling considered The government is considering ... This way, it would be more sustainable," he said. "But I hope the legislation won't be limited to glass bottles, but all beverage containers, such as cartons." As the city mainly ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling plan may add HK$1 on a bottle of beer

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Bottled soft drinks or sauce bottles would escape the levy. The money collected would subsidise local glass recyclers, who might be paid according to the volume of glass they treated. Terence Wong ... of money if an importer brings in 100 million bottles a year," he said. Wong also said it would be highly unlikely that glass beer bottles would be replaced with plastic ones. "Glass ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    From unwanted bottles to useful bricks

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

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com From unwanted bottles to useful bricks When bottles arrive at Tiostone Environmental in Tuen Mun, they are crushed into glass sand which is mixed ... director. Some companies, including Coca-Cola and Kowloon Dairy, reuse their glass bottles several times before sending them to Tiostone for recycling. Tiostone, which began operating in 2005, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HK$1 glass recycling levy welcomed by most, SCMP.com poll finds

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Readers raise glasses to HK$1 recycling levy Eight out of 10 South China Morning Post readers polled in an online survey do not mind paying extra for a bottled drink if it helps pay for recycling the glass in Hong Kong. The Post reported on Tuesday that environmental officials were considering putting a HK$1 levy on bottles of beer, wine and spirits ...

  8. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ENVIRONMENT

    Glass pioneers bid to increase use of recycled materials

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

    ... Peta Tomlinson property.post@scmp.com Designers hoping to inspire new uses for waste bottles insist green targets are achievable with just a little imagination Glass pioneers go through pane barrier for recycling The government wants us to recycle glass- an admirable green initiative, given that the 13 tonnes of waste glass drink bottles currently collected every day in Hong ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HKU study finds glass can replace river sand for building needs

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... year. Friends of the Earth general-affairs director Edwin Lau Che-feng urged the government to ban large-scale disposal of glass bottles at landfills, by restaurants, for example, to encourage glass recycling. "Another way is to charge for disposal," he said. "Only then will people have the incentive to recycle bottles." At present, charges at landfills apply only ...

  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    California drought spells the end of the American dream household lawn

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... and forcing the governor of Ohio state to declare a state of emergency. Residents rushed supermarkets, quickly clearing shelves of bottled water. The city advised about 400,000 residents in Toledo, ... the state to begin bringing water into the Toledo area. City leaders were setting up water distribution centres, limiting families to one case of bottled water. Some stores that were receiving new ...




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