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  1. Green groups over the moon about festival recycling

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Mid-Autumn Festival revellers with a taste for mooncakes will have less reason to feel guilty for overindulging, after the launch of the first recycling programme for the cakes' tin ... was the first of its kind. It differed from previous recycling initiatives because it had support from organisations such as the Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades. He said ...

  2. Green group protests over end of plastic recycling scheme

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recycling scheme. Wu Mei-lin, spokeswoman for Green Collar Coalition, said the 40 bags of bottles had been collected from residents of a Kwun Tong public housing estate in three hours last Friday. ... by 12 non-government organisations, including Green Peace and the Federation of Trade Unions, to promote jobs in the recycling industry. Under the scheme, which was designed to create jobs, ...

  3. Don't let recycling experiment go to waste

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... alone account for 520,000 tonnes per year, according to one estimate. Recycling programmes have been underused and enjoy mixed success, while our dumps are filling up ahead of schedule. We have a system that charges minimal fees to those who generate and dispose of waste, where the government provides heavy subsidies to run landfills and where there are not enough incentives to recycle ...

  4. Following a recycler's paper trail

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Hannah Lee The paper and cans that Mr Han, the lap sap lo, collects are sold to a private recycler near the Mei Foo building where he works. The recycler then takes the collected items ... office. The middle-aged man's name was Francis Wan Pak-tsuen. He was the director of Man Wah Import & Export Co, the company that owns the recycling operation back at the Mei Foo ...

  5. Mooncake recycling scheme launched

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Mooncake lovers can now dispose of the tins in a more environmentally friendly way after yesterday's launch of a recycling project by the government and restaurant groups. Collection ... The booths will be open from 11am to 8pm until tomorrow and also on September 20 and 21. Maxim's Group and a recycling company are also supporting the programme by providing collection services ...

  6. Drivers facing a tyre-recycling fee

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If the proposal is made law, it would be the first example of a polluter-pays scheme in Hong Kong Vehicle owners would be charged a fee to pay for the recovery and recycling of old tyres ... garages or to subsidise recyclers. The government is also considering establishing dozens of designated collection points where garage operators would be required to dump tyres. Legislation ...

  7. Big prizes for creative recycling

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What do you do with your old drink cans or bottles? Putting them in the recycle bin is good for the environment, but how about turning them into something you can use? The School Environmental Creativity Challenge, organised by Swire Coca-Cola, requires participants to create practical daily objects, such as houseware and decorative artwork, with recycled materials such as tin ...

  8. Casio recycles Exilim in sleek package without much punch

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Carolyn Ong

    ... Casio Exilim EX-Z4 Specifications Price: HK$3,580 Pros: Very slim and sleek design Cons: Just another megapixel upgrade, recycling the same camera with a higher-resolution sensor ...

  9. Casio recycles Exilim in sleek package without much punch

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Carolyn Ong

    ... Product: Casio Exilim EX-Z4 Price: $3,580 Pro: Very slim and sleek design Con: Just another megapixel upgrade, recycling the same camera with a higher-resolution sensor The latest incarnation of Casio's popular card-size digital camera, the Exilim EX-Z4 now shoots at four megapixels with three times optical zoom. The Z4 features a four-megapixel CCD sensor ...

  10. Recycle and grow? Rubbish!

    Posted Sep 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... at the briefing session of the contest, held last week at the KFBG, Mabel Mak, head of the Community Relations Unit of EPD, said she hoped the project would encourage students to recycle waste materials ...




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