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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. Sense of green urgency lacking

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and electronic equipment to go on the EU market from July 1. Its purpose is to reduce the risk of hazardous substances polluting the environment during end-of-life recycling or disposal in landfills. ...

  3. Urgency needed in tackling waste

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of polluter pays. Mandatory schemes would be introduced for plastic bags and other products that can be diverted from public landfills for recycling. Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen has said ... life easier. No Plastic Bag Day has revealed business and public acceptance of the principle that the polluter must pay or stop polluting. The question now is how to put it into practice ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Recycling batteries is a hard sell

    Posted Aug 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a private businessman the certificates needed to operate a recycling business. 'Everybody admits used batteries create serious pollution of the earth and water, but nobody believes ... campaign. The professor argued that as a developing country, China could not afford to allocate too many resources to the programmes, and the pollution threat was not that great. Another shock came ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Please, no dithering on plastic bags problem

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to combat air pollution have yielded some positive results in recent years. They have not, however, prevented our city from frequently being engulfed in thick clouds of choking smog. Environment ... to wave the pollution away. A public consultation on ways to improve the treatment of solid waste- and reduce the pressure on landfills- was to have been launched this month. But its launch has ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. 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 ...




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