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  1. Store giants to look again at bags rebate

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... 2 to 3 per cent of the plastic bags found in landfills. 'It means the majority of plastic bags that end up in the landfill are from elsewhere,' Wellcome marketing development manager Diane ... in landfills each day. If 2 per cent come from supermarkets, that is about 12 tonnes, or more than 416,000 bags a day. Ms Chiu also said that Wellcome would consider charging customers for plastic bags ...

  2. Red chip wants green future

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Everbright International chief executive Chen Xiaoping expects his firm to clinch at least one green project this year. The red chip is in talks with the Yixing municipal government in Jiangsu to invest in a project to generate power from waste gases trapped in landfills. Parent China Everbright Group has signed an agreement with the Shenzhen municipal government ...

  3. Retailers back charges for non-woven bags

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they are aware of the abuse of non-woven bags- so called because they resemble fabric, but are made of plastic- that are handed out at shops and are ending up in landfills along with the common plastic ... in a survey that only 0.4 per cent of bags disposed of in landfills were non-woven, but the Plastic Bags Manufacturers' Association found in its survey that overall plastic use had increased ...

  4. Deal with mainland to make HK cleaner

    Posted Feb 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Quinton Chan The first in a three-part series, based on interviews with the environment secretary, looks at waste With its landfills rapidly filling up, Hong Kong ... a proposed scheme of landfill charges for construction waste. It would charge waste producers up to $125 per tonne. That will provide an incentive for exports if contractors can secure lower charges ...

  5. Events diary

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... presents a luncheon: 'Waste to Energy- No Landfill and No Air Pollution'. Speaker is Project Finance International president Wesley Loran. Ritz-Carlton. Wednesday, Dec 8, HK: City ...

  6. Bag levy has made things worse, industry says

    Posted Jul 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... it should teach people to reuse the plastic bags they had. A spokesman for the Environment Bureau said that was already being done, and its landfill survey had found that only 0.4 per cent of bags ... of plastic shopping bags dumped in landfills every year before the levy, the Environmental Protection Department says ...

  7. 'Green' bags should not be taxed, producers say

    Posted May 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and their reduced impact on landfills. More than 8 billion bags a year are dumped in landfills- about three bags per person per day. Otis Hui Sai-yim, chief executive officer of Green Good Ecotech, said ... on landfills because they decomposed quickly, unlike conventional plastic bags that take decades or even centuries to degrade. 'Isn't it strange that we will continue to pollute ...

  8. 50 cents bag tax approved

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

    ... will not be allowed to be sold for less than HK$5 or they will also attract the tax. More than 8 billion bags a year are dumped in Hong Kong's landfills- about three bags per person per day. ...

  9. Gas customers in line for savings of 10pc

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... and reuse of landfill gas. It began collecting landfill gas from Plover Cove in Tai Po in 1999 and is currently proposing to reuse gas from a landfill site in the northeast New Territories. ...

  10. IBM opens mainland server recycling plant

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... information technology equipment that would otherwise go into landfills. Richard Dicks, the general manager at IBM's Global Asset Recovery Services unit, said the firm was 'the first ...




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