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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Cardinal Joseph Zen wants lawmakers to veto 'meaningless' election reform package

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... be meaningless, says a new group led by Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun. The Catholic political reform concern group yesterday also called on legislators to veto any reform package for the "universal ... is meaningless." It said vetoing the package in the Legislative Council would preserve Hongkongers' dignity. The group comprises former Hong Kong diocese head Zen, spiritual director ...

  2. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Asia resists US-style super-sized packaging – for now

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 12:29pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... executive as CEO. I asked Vitasoy for an interview on package sizes, but got one of those vaguely worded and suspicious slap-downs journalists can get here in Asia, especially when dealing ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Developers pledge less wasteful gift hamper packaging … next year

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Ernest Kao, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... packaging can be excessive After sending out corporate gift hampers that were two-thirds full of styrofoam bricks, one developer says it regrets the design and is now collecting the packaging from recipients for recycling. Extravagant packaging is a feature of Mid-Autumn Festival gift hampers. The Sunday Morning Post examined a number of samples this month and found many contained unnecessary ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    In political activism, good things come in small packages

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 02:00pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... Jason Y Ng They used to live in the same residential complex, attend the same school and ride the same bus every morning. They both grew up in devout Christian families and were taught to take an interest in society. But 17-year-old Joshua Wong Chi-fung a ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mooncake boxes that return to earth: Hong Kong caterer introduces biodegradable packaging

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Ernest Kao, VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... Ernest Kao and Victoria Ann Duthie Caterers are heeding calls to keep the environment in mind in their packaging of the delicacy. One has even introduced biodegradable boxes Mooncake boxes ... the Mid-Autumn Festival, such as metal mooncake packaging, isn't biodegradable and masses in landfills, adding to Hong Kong's notorious waste problem. But some mooncake makers, heeding ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - BOXING

    Pacquiao camp wary of 'surprise package' Algieri

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 10:25pm by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin in Macau Hall of Fame trainer says undefeated American is one of the most exciting fighters around and could be a 'surprise package' It won't be easy for Pacman, says Roach Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has warned that Chris Algieri could be a "surprise package" when he faces Manny Pacquiao in November, saying the little-known ...

  7. Group sees red over packaging of supermarket products

    Posted Mar 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A survey of shoppers has found more than 70 per cent believe some food packaging is unnecessary, while a green group says more than 80 per cent of snacks sold ... biscuits, chocolates, chips and candies, contained 'redundant' individual packaging, the group's executive director, Angus Ho Hon-wai, said. 'For example, in a pack of 100 ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine Supreme Court partially voids Aquino's stimulus package

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Top court partially voids stimulus package The Philippine Supreme Court yesterday voided parts of President Benigno Aquino's 144 billion peso (HK$25.54 billion) stimulus package in a landmark ruling that may leave him open to lawsuits seeking his impeachment. The court declared as illegal some parts of the president's Disbursement Acceleration Program, which ...

  9. Shoppers pay for 6m plastic bags

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... smoothly, with no signs that retailers were supplying more products pre-packaged in plastic bags. It said a survey was being conducted to see if the cut in plastic-bag distribution was coupled ...

  10. Levy may cut plastic bag use by only 6pc, retail association says

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Despite the introduction of the 50 HK cent levy about three months ago, there may be only a 6 per cent reduction in plastic bag waste, says a retail association, because many shops are exempt. The Retail Management Association said the governme ...




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