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  1. Water- the elixir of life

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Children (weighing 5kg) 0.75 litres The UK Food Standards Agency recommends that if you live in countries with a temperate climate you should drink 6-8 glasses a day. This should increase if you ... the water contained in food. Is there a difference between bottled, tap and filtered water? Unlike tap water, which is made safe by the addition of chlorine, bottled water is disinfected by various ...

  2. pack it!

    Posted Jul 09th 2006, 12:00am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw Drinking six to eight glasses of fresh water every day has numerous health benefits, including combating the effects of jetlag. Good-quality drinking water is, however, ... favour with travellers of every description; from business executives to campers. The AquaPure is a plastic bottle, which resembles a regular sport-drink bottle, with a separate cap containing ...

  3. Bottles of Coke tainted with chlorine sold in Shanxi

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Just a day after the exposure of drugs in toxic capsules, mainland media reported yesterday that contaminated bottles of Coca-Cola, made by one of the drinks giant's mainland factories, had been sold earlier this year. A staff member at Coca-Cola (Shanxi) Beverages, based in Taiyuan, told China National Radio that more than 120,000 boxes of Coca-Cola ...

  4. Just when you thought it was safe to go back to tap water

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and shops stopped selling bottled water. But if people were impressed by the purity of the lemon-decorated glass of water in the ads, they may now be pausing for thought after a recent report found ... and bus shelters to lure thirsty people to the free and 'delicious' drink. The campaign struck a chord, strengthening awareness of the environmental issues associated with bottled water, ...

  5. Stop before you gulp

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... cold water or make hot tea. At other times, we grab a bottle in the shops before we go on a hike or while we run errands in town. It may well be handy, but just how much are we paying for the convenience of having our water distilled, filtered, disinfected and bottled or transported from the other side of the world, especially when we have clean water on tap? According to non-partisan ...

  6. Tapping in to the times

    Posted Aug 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that landfills will be overrun with plastic and glass water bottles. Other restaurants in the US, and in Europe, will serve tap water (in many areas, it's illegal to refuse a request for it) but, ... the famous Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, have stopped serving bottled water in favour of free filtered tap water, which they will carbonate upon request. Bottled water isn't even ...

  7. Etchings of their imagination

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kiwi Liu Ka-yee, they etched the most creative glass cup they could. Check out the results of their creativity. Procedure: Step 1: Draw your design on a piece of paper with a pencil. Step 2: Transfer the design to sticker paper and cut it out. Step 3: Paste the design onto the glass. Step 4: Spread etching cream on areas covered by the design, and let the glass sit for 15 minutes. Step ...

  8. Anna Sui brings a touch of magic to her latest fragrance

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung Watermark restaurant at the Star Ferry pier in Central was transformed into a romantic garden for the launch of American fashion designer Anna Sui's latest fragrance, Fairy Dance. A twist on the Secret Wish perfume she launched in 2005, the fruity-floral fragrance comes in a peachy glass bottle with a fairy sitting on the stopper. The event, on Friday, ...

  9. Recyclable bag comes from recycled bottles

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong People can give the environment a double boost by using reusable shopping bags made from recycled plastic bottles, a green company says. The GPET bags are woven from fibre recovered from bottles made out of polyethylene terephthalate, a type of polyester commonly referred to as PET. Forleda Eco-Services is the Hong Kong company behind the bags. Forleda marketing ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... with Luisa Tam Lessons in kicking the bottled water habit In Hong Kong, it's the perennial question: is our tap water safe to drink? Some swear it is perfectly all right to drink ... are not unique to Hong Kong. The uncertainty over the quality of drinking water across the world has spurred the bottled water market, which is expected to reach a total value of US$86 billion next year. ...




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