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  1. Government plans to make e-polluters pay

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be added to the price of new electronic and electrical appliances. This charge would cover the treatment cost when the goods are disposed of, in line with the 'polluter pays' principle. ...

  2. Surrender used bulbs and win a gift

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... fluorescent lamps can save up to 75 per cent on electricity. Despite the savings, indiscriminate disposal of fluorescent lamps- which contain mercury and other kinds of heavy metals- can pollute ...

  3. How green is my future?

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

    ... Hongkongers are realising their lifestyles must change to cut pollution. But what about the government, asks Cheung Chi-fai July 1, 2017. It's a beautiful sunny day. Hundreds ... gas emissions rose by 15 per cent, sewage discharge surged 28 per cent and solid waste increased 21 per cent. The city's much-talked-about air pollution has become sharply worse over ...

  4. Letters

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Another set of polluted canyons Others have written about the history of the Star Ferry clock tower. However, let us not forget its function as a marker for an unbroken line of clean air from the shoreline into polluted Central for the past 50 years. The reason the government is fighting to move the clock tower away from its historical spot is to hide the fact ...

  5. It's time to switch over

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

    ... By Elaine Lau Join our Light Bulb Campaign- use environmentally friendly light bulbs and save electricity and money Environmental problems, such as air pollution and rising temperatures, ... an accumulation of suspended pollutants leads to the formation of smog and triggers health hazards, such as respiratory illnesses. One person's efforts are not enough to reverse climate change. But, ...

  6. Question of the week: What policy would you implement to improve the environment?

    Posted Feb 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marvin Chung Man-ting, 15 Wah Yan College, Hong Kong A policy to minimise wastage and pollution. Firstly, I would implement a more effective recycling system with more categories, ... I will also start spending less time in the shower to save water. Amy Siu Choi-hang, 17 SKH All Saints Middle School The pollution problem is getting worse, and it is repugnant. I think it's ...

  7. China's people can do without trade in trash

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has more polluting waste than it can handle already. As we report today on A18, that does not stop unscrupulous mainland businessmen breaking the law by importing hundreds of millions ... to show the correct paperwork from Chinese companies before exporting waste. But many just ship it to Hong Kong and, from here, there is no way of knowing where it ends up. The pollution problems ...

  8. I'm dreaming of a green Christmas

    Posted Dec 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that pollutes the atmosphere and adds to global warming. Also, old-fashioned light bulbs waste 85 per cent of their energy on heat and don't last long. The Cure: Use compact fluorescent or energy-saving light bulbs. Also remember to switch off the lights and computer when you go out. 6. Cause: Heavy traffic Effect: This is primary school science: motor vehicles generate air pollutants ...

  9. Call to stop dumping of electronics waste

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Guiyu, a village in Guangdong. Since Guiyu became a dumping ground for technology waste seven years ago, it has become a village of contaminated waterways and polluted air. Houses are covered ... inhale dirty air and their bodies become weak. Many of the inhabitants of Guiyu suffer respiratory illnesses, skin infections or stomach diseases. Drinking water is so polluted that it has ...

  10. Join the Light Bulb Campaign and save energy

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I'm writing in response to the article 'It's time to switch over' (Young Post, January 25). Humans consume large amounts of energy and raw materials, and contribute to air pollution, acid rain, global warming and ozone depletion. We must take action to tackle the problems. The light bulb campaign is a good start. We should all save energy. We should use ...




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