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  1. Plastic bag charge on mainland is a strategic consideration

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... problem'. It is misleading to suggest that Hong Kong lags behind the mainland, simply due a recent law there banning ultra-thin plastic shopping bags and requiring shoppers to pay for all others. But what is the underlying reason for the mainland adopting this policy? Was it the looming problem of landfills rapidly filling up there, too, similar to Hong Kong? According to official figures, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640930/plastic-bag-charge-mainland-strategic-consideration
  2. Water-bottle sculpture brings message of recycling to shoppers

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung A sculpture titled Water Droplet is on show at Festival Walk shopping centre in Kowloon Tong until tomorrow. The 2.7-metre-tall work of art, made from 3,500 used water bottles, is the brainchild of more than 100 students and Starbucks staff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641252/water-bottle-sculpture-brings-message-recycling-shoppers
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Air quality in Beijing second worst out of 31 mainland cities

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Lanzhou in Gansu has the worst conditions, says a green report based on government data, but Haikou is cleanest for residents to breathe Air quality seriously deteriorated in some major metropolises on the mainland last year, but there were surprising improvements in a few cities, said an environmental report released in Beijing yesterday. Beijing's air was the second-most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1212552/air-quality-beijing-second-worst-out-31-mainland-cities
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Report on mainland China's soil pollution a 'state secret'

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... and tackle the severe problems, and set a timetable to release all of the findings." The ministry said in 2006 that more than 10 per cent of farmland on the mainland was polluted, and that about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1158602/report-mainland-soil-pollution-state-secret
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ex-minister blames China's pollution mess on lack of rule of law

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... into the year, the mainland has recorded never-before-seen levels of air pollution in a number of northern cities, including Beijing. Concentrations of PM2.5- tiny particles that are particularly ... Planning, warned recently that "the worst is yet to come" in terms of the mainland's pollution woes because the health impact would only gradually unfold. Responding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1132566/ex-minister-blames-chinas-pollution-mess-lack-rule-law
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland editorial declares war on water pollution

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 04:29pm by Ernest Kao

    ... channels are unimpeded”. Official estimates put the number of water pollution accidents in China at 1,700 a year. Close to 70 per cent of the mainland’s lakes and rivers and over 90 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1150179/mainland-editorial-declares-war-water-pollution
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Revellers in face masks setting off fireworks sparks rethink of ritual

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... in smog-choked streets at the start of the Lunar New Year led many to ask themselves a question: is the noisy custom appropriate, given the mainland's deteriorating air quality? When Beijing Evening ... to about 550 at 11pm. Anything above 300 is deemed "hazardous" by the mainland authorities, and overall air quality that day was ranked "heavily polluted". Wuhan , capital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1151928/revellers-face-masks-setting-fireworks-sparks-rethink-ritual
  8. HK girls strike award with lightning proposal

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Mabel Sieh

    ... from Hong Kong, the mainland and India submitted proposals for a low-carbon lifestyle. Four teams - one each from Hong Kong and the mainland, and two from India - were named champions. The mainlanders came up with a unique solution for their hometown, Nanning , in Guangxi province . 'Many people drive to work on the mainland, and carbon emissions are a serious problem. We came up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723419/hk-girls-strike-award-lightning-proposal
  9. Plastic bags ban is merely a start

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The humble plastic bag is a source of convenience for shoppers but a curse for the environment worldwide. Yet, few municipal authorities and national governments around the world have taken the necessary tough measures to reduce their use. By announcing a nationwide ban on free plastic bags, the mainland has moved to the forefront of best international practices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622450/plastic-bags-ban-merely-start
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Palms are best but they are 'too dull'

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Their roots could break the pavement and create an uneven surface, which will be a problem in the area because it is used by a large number of shoppers day and night. "If they insist on planting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1157723/palms-are-best-they-are-too-dull

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