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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The bad science in city's incineration plan for househould waste

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Martin Williams

    ... to waste There has been considerable brouhaha over Hong Kong's waste strategy, particularly plans to expand three landfills and build an incinerator on an artificial island by Shek Kwu Chau- ... and even halting landfill use, controversy swirls over ideas for heavy reliance on incineration. Arguments span issues such as location, aesthetics and costs. But what does science say? Using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556646/bad-science-citys-incineration-plan-househould-waste
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - POLLUTION

    Microscopic diatoms with taste for marine refuse could help clean up sea

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:19am by AFP

    ... eating plastic in landfills, Reisser said her research found early indications that their marine counterparts could be just as effective on ocean garbage. "If you use terrestrial microbes, ... to reduce landfills." Reisser said the research showed diatoms- tiny algae that were the most commonly found microbe living on the microplastics- were using the little pieces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1537729/microscopic-diatoms-taste-marine-refuse-could-help-clean-sea
  3. News - China - SCIENCE

    Bacteria that 'eats' odour could bring end to smelly toilets in China

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... yards. A major landfill site in Guangzhou had already contacted the team about using the technology. If the technology is applied nationwide, the institute is able to produce 1,200 tonnes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548233/bacteria-eats-odour-could-bring-end-smelly-toilets-mainland-china
  4. Lifestyle

    Call for incentives to help farmers stay on the land and boost Hong Kong's self-suffiency

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 10:42pm by Elaine Yau

    ... planting; most ends up in landfills. "From a policy perspective, the government should assist industries that serve a social purpose but have been affected by distorted market forces. Farming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1555617/call-incentives-help-farmers-stay-land-and-boost-hong-kongs-self-suffiency
  5. Lifestyle

    Local eco-warriors push for more sustainable lifestyles

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 12:11am by Elaine Yau

    ... generates about 70,000 tonnes of waste glass each year, much of which ends up in our overflowing landfills. Thanks to the efforts of April Lai Mui-ching and the Dumper Truck Drivers Association, ... truck drivers became increasingly dismayed by the mounds of usable material being discarded on their frequent trips to landfills, and often wondered why there was so much waste. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1526021/local-eco-warriors-push-more-sustainable-lifestyles
  6. Lifestyle

    Filmmaker behind Beijing waste exposé turns attention to trash trade

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:06pm by Andrea Chen

    ... during 2011-2012 … I can assure you that 80 per cent of the illegal sites have been closed or turned into sanitary landfills by the authorities," says Wang, who was at a screening of his ... 6.48 million tonnes of solid waste went into the capital's 15 authorised landfills in 2012. This worked out at an average of 17,753 tonnes- enough to fill five Olympic-size swimming pools- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1402419/filmmaker-behind-beijing-waste-expose-turns-attention-trash-trade
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Natural habitat

    Posted May 10th 2014, 10:39pm by CHARMAINE

    ... [reminiscent of] Hong Kong public toilets of the 60s and 70s," says Lee, laughing. Then there are two photographs of Smokey Mountain, a large landfill in the Philippines, that have special ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1506557/natural-habitat
  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Villages given urban look through design

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... into landfill, they re-used the debris as roofing material, where it provided the added benefit of insulation. This project, which cost US$170,000, "demonstrated a way to recycle old material ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1469471/villages-given-urban-look-through-design
  9. Lifestyle

    Style Check: Hong Kong Fashion Week’s EcoChic Awards pushes for sustainability in fashion

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 05:56pm by Jing Zhang

    ... Jing Zhang Jing.zhang@scmp.com The fashion industry is one of the world’s worst polluters and if a passing glance at Hong Kong’s own landfills is anything to go by, the problem is not just ideological or abstract; it is very real and on our doorsteps. And across the boarder in Mainland China, annual consumer textile waste is estimated to be more than 20 million tonnes. That’s why it has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1410389/style-check-hong-kong-fashion-weeks-ecochic-awards-pushes-sustainability
  10. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - DESIGN AWARD

    EcoChic Design Award goes global

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 10:31am by Jing Zhang

    ... Jing Zhang jing.zhang@scmp.com International talent helps shape a greener future The fashion industry is one of the world's worst polluters, and if a passing glance at Hong Kong's landfills is anything to go by, the problem is on our doorstep. Meanwhile, across the border, annual consumer textile waste is estimated to be more than 20 million tonnes. That's why ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1407689/ecochic-design-award-goes-global

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