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  1. Mounds of shredded IDs to dot landfill sites

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Immigration Department has already replaced 440,000 cards Landfill sites are expected to swell with mountain-high mounds of shredded old identity cards as the city-wide smart ... as such even though they have been shredded. Our contractors will then dispose of them [in landfills].' The Immigration Department started issuing smart ID cards last June for people who lost ...

  2. It's time to stop wasting food

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... many people in the world don't even have enough to eat. It also contributes to the pollution caused by landfills. It's time we stopped doing it. Louie Kwong, the Chinese Foundation ...

  3. Starbucks' message is much more than just a drop in the ocean

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... saved 3,500 plastic bottles from forever being buried in our landfill,' Lai said. 'A lot of people don't know that it takes 5 litres of water to produce a 1-litre plastic bottle. ...

  4. All over bar the sprouting

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to produce organic fertiliser. 'They have also learned how turning food waste into fertiliser can help to reduce landfill waste and lower the levels of methane emissions produced by landfills.' Meanwhile, micro gardening students at the Chiu Yang Por Yen Primary School have recorded their achievements by painting images of their plants and vegetables on the walls around ...

  5. Hunghom demolition to be 'record breaker'

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in government landfills. 'Such an inconsiderate act will earn Hong Kong not only a world record but also an internationally infamous name of City of Waste or International Demolisher,' said ...

  6. Out and about

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... to the Causeway Bay typhoon shelter. Landfill had to come from somewhere, and Morrison Hill was progressively quarried away throughout the 1920s. Nothing remains- other than the name and a slight ...

  7. Last treat for the pet that has everything

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A landfill site in the New Territories is usually the last resting place for Hong Kong's dead pets. But from tomorrow, owners will have the chance to give their beloved animals a more dignified send-off. Hong Kong's first pet cemetery- the Moon Animal Memorial Garden, on an isolated hillside at Wo Hop Shek in Fanling with seaview over Tolo Harbour- ...

  8. letters

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is very pretty, all that paper is bad news for the planet. It means trees have been cut down, and more rubbish is building up in landfills. There are other options. I once received a birthday gift ...

  9. letters

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 3,310 tonnes of food every day, and it all ends up in landfills. There it rots, releasing harmful gases that cause global warming. It's happening wherever you look- even in schools, when ...

  10. Technology Digest

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... DISPOSAL TAX TO CHECK MOUNTAIN OF E-WASTE The central government will levy a new trash disposal tax on all foreign consumer electronics from July 1 next year, according to mainland media reports. The tax is designed to offset the cost of dealing with discarded computers, cathode ray tube monitors and other hardware that finds its way into mainland landfills. Much of the so-called ...




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