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  1. Takiron's advanced plastics technologies set industry standards

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 09:45am by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan Transforming plastics into building materials, industrial components and medical resorbable osteosynthesis devices, Takiron stays resilient by providing solutions inspired by the boundless strengths and possibilities of plastics production. Established in 1919 as a celluloid manufacturer, Takiron has transformed ...

  2. Plastic bag levy can help get us thinking green

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the mainland. A poignant example of that is the entry into force this week, north of the border, of a law banning ultra-thin plastic shopping bags and requiring shoppers to pay for all others. Plastic ... part. Such is the approach taken by Taiwan, which in 2003 banned the free distribution of plastic bags as part of a policy to reduce waste. The mainland has followed suit; bags thinner than ...

  3. letters

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Simone Lau, Hang Seng School of Commerce Plastic bags should not be banned If the government bans plastic bags then how will customers take home their shopping? You could suggest customers bring their own bags with them, but what if these are torn? Compared to paper bags, plastic bags are strong, light, durable, cheap and water and chemical resistant. They use less energy and chemicals ...

  4. Green bill may target electronics

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to provide a legal framework for manufacturer responsibility schemes, first set its sights on plastic bags, which are to be taxed by the middle of next year. Speaking on an RTHK radio programme, ... Waste such as tyres and plastic containers were also on the list for consideration, he added. Mr Yau also said the 50 cent tax on plastic bags would be implemented by the middle of next year. He ...

  5. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Plastic a plague on world's oceans, United Nations warns

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Plastic a plague on oceans, UN warns The dumping of plastic waste into oceans is causing at least US$13 billion a year of damage, threatening marine life, tourism and fisheries, the UN warned yesterday at the launch of a global environment conference. "Plastics have come to play a crucial role in modern life, but the environmental impacts ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Plasticity Forum throws up ways to deal with plastic waste

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Forum throws up ways to deal with plastic waste Violins formed from junkyard scrap, cost-efficient detergent bottles, technology to extract plastics from those we discard. These were among the creative ways of dealing with waste that went on show this week. The Plasticity Forum brought together entrepreneurs, non-profit groups, the government ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Compensation deal struck for clean-up of plastic pellets spilled in typhoon

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Ada Lee, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai Financial settlement will compensate city for massive plastic spill during typhoon Payout agreed for pellet clean-up Hong Kong has come to a financial settlement with an unidentified party over the cost of the clean-up of a massive spill of plastic pellets in the city's waters during one of the most powerful typhoons to hit in recent years. The Marine Department ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER SAFETY

    Ikea recalls children’s swing amid safety fears

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 09:44am

    ... use by children aged three to seven. It is made of green fabric and hangs from a plastic suspension fitting attached to steel hooks. There have been four reports of the fittings breaking, ...

  9. News - World - RECORDS

    Guinness World Records releases its 60th anniversary edition

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:59pm by AFP

    ... earned a place for having the largest collection of James Bond memorabilia, with 12,463 items from model cars to posters. In Japan, Akiko Obata has the largest collection of plastic food, with more than 8,000 items including giant plastic burgers, doughnuts and dishes of everything from soup to desserts. And Alley of the United States takes the longest jump by a cat record, ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan's sacred Mount Fuji risks turning into trash mountain

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:51pm by Julian Ryall

    ... plastic drinks bottles, plastic bags, cigarette butts and other debris litter pathways. Prefectural authorities have made efforts to encourage people to not discard their refuse on the mountain ...




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