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  1. Want not, waste not... landfills are full enough

    Posted Oct 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that each day last year, more than 3,000 tonnes of wasted food was dumped into our rapidly filling landfills. If ever there was a statistic that was food for thought amid the discussion about ... Protection Department statistics are any guide. Affluence breeds expectations of plenty, after all, and few of us witness dump trucks pouring food into landfills. The situation is markedly different ...

  2. Food banks can save us from hunger

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to landfills each day. By the reckoning of one food bank, that is enough to feed 48,000 three-person families. The matter of hunger aside, there is no better example of how wasteful a society we have ... as compost or animal feed, not buried in landfills. Where there is mass retailing of food, there will always be waste. While discouraging supermarkets from overstocking, we should also be pushing ...

  3. Make Mid-Autumn a time for change

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mooncakes go to landfills, which are rapidly filling up. As the waste decays, it produces methane gas, which intensifies global warming. It is quite pathetic that we are trying to work out how ... packaging, we would save loads of space in our landfills. It is one of those realities of life that half of the world throws food away while the other half starves. Now we are learning it's ...

  4. Supermarkets dumping 29 tonnes of food a day

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said. The group urged the government to bring in waste disposal fees and a landfill ban on food waste from the industrial and commercial sectors. It also urged supermarkets to donate edible ... any expansion of the scheme. 1.3m The amount of food waste, in tonnes, generated in Hong Kong every year•Most of it ends up in landfills ...

  5. The waste land

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer Hongkongers are an odd lot when it comes to food; we fly it in and then, it seems, throw half of it away. Last week, the South China Morning Post reported that about 3,280 tonnes of food finds its way into our bulging landfills every day. Last week also saw the Salon of Taste, an international festival in Turin, Italy, aimed at touting local food products ...

  6. Student green campaign targets food waste

    Posted Jul 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Beatrice Siu

    ... of municipal solid waste produced last year, a third was food and most of it was dumped in landfills. Mr Ho said food waste-processing machines, to be promoted by the government next year, were ... the government to provide funding to support the promotions. Waste not, want not Concern is increasing over the amount of food disposed of in landfills Diners asking for less rice under the Green Student ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It is astonishing that supermarkets are wasting so much food, much of which is still edible, every day. What is even more shocking is that this food is ending up in Hong Kong's landfills. Again, ... but as a consequence they are wasting a lot of food. The government should charge them a waste levy or ban them from dumping this food in landfills. Obviously, it would be better if the supermarkets took ...

  8. Point-by-point rebuttals bear fruit

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... a huge amount of rubbish. The polystyrene used in the packaging cannot be recycled, taking up much space in landfills, while many trees are cut down to make paper wrappings for fast food.' ...

  9. letters

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that one-third of the landfills comprise food waste? We have enough to eat in Hong Kong not because there is a lot of food in the world. The food is not distributed equally. Some developing countries ...

  10. letters

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... world. Leftover food cannot be recycled so it is dumped in landfills, which are filling up fast. To solve the problem of wasted food, we should take action at once. For instance, restaurants ...




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