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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 - 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 ...

  5. 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

    ... 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, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - FINLAND

    Brewery recreates beer from bottles found on 170-year-old shipwreck

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 09:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Helsinki Beer from 1843 wreck recreated A Finnish brewery has recreated a Belgian beer from bottles that sank 170 years ago on a merchant ship in the Baltic Sea, ... down found five bottles of beer next to 145 champagne bottles- confirmed as the world's oldest drinkable bubbly- in the long-lost wreck. "Contrary to the champagne, the beer seemed ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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, ...




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