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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

    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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Most SCMP readers support HK$1 charge on bottles of beer to help pay for recycling glass

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 08:30am by Amy Li

    ... An overwhelming number of SCMP readers say they support an extra HK$1 charge to help pay for recycling glass in Hong Kong. As Hong Kong’s environmental officials consider a scheme to charge an extra HK$1 for bottles of beer, wine and spirits to help pay the recycling costs, we've asked our readers to share their opinions through an online poll . As of Wednesday morning, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EATING OUT

    First review: Jamie Oliver opens doors to Hong Kong restaurant

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 02:51am by Bernice Chan

    ... with diners spending on average HK$300 per person. Starting off with drinks, a bellini is HK$45, martinis range from HK$55-HK$98, while some red and white wines can be either ordered as a glass, 250ml, 500ml or a bottle, with prices starting from HK$58 for a glass of white by Alpha Zeta to HK$1,680 for a bottle of Tignanello Antinori. The menu is straight-forward and the items ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Estate bottle-thrower gets 18 months' probation

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Estate bottle-thrower gets 18 months' probation A drug addict has been placed on 18 months' probation, including rehabilitation, for throwing glass bottles and other breakable objects 13 times in a month from as high as the 33rd floor on a Fanling public housing estate. Painter Lam Ho-wai admitted hurling objects from a height earlier ...




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