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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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- ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Hong Kong's recycling firms struggle with the plastic peril

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... day (about 85 per cent) wind up in landfills - an absurd state of affairs when the government is trying to rally support to expand existing waste dumps and build a giant waste incinerator ... overseas when so much of it is dumped in landfills every year?" says Wah Lung's owner, who prefers to remain anonymous. "My dad set up the business in the '60s. Before local ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HKU study finds glass can replace river sand for building needs

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

    ... 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 to construction waste. Glass could be clear winner in race to protect ecology ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Married to a cause, Rachel Pang Hoi-yan and Hui Fai promote environmental issues

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Fai, Environmental Blogger "So many plastic bottles end up in landfills every year. Yet MTR Corporation, a public company, has not installed any water fountains in its stations, although ...

  8. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Fast-fashion brands launch eco-initiatives - but are they serious?

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... whether a business model based on disposable fashion is capable of truly being environmentally friendly. After all, some 7.5 billion items of clothing are sent to landfills each year worldwide, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology

    How green is your footprint?

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... building of the residential estates, operation of the buildings up to the demolition of the estates and the subsequent transportation of waste materials to landfills- the whole carbon cycle ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ENVIRONMENT

    Dealing with Hong Kong's food waste

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Less understood is how food waste now makes up as much as 40 per cent of the material dumped in landfills every day (about 3,500 tonnes). Worse, discarded food accounts for a rising proportion ... food-recycling ventures. "They could pay lower fees for effluent discharge. The government won't lose, as landfills cost money. The social cost of pollution from landfills can also ...




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