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  1. Recycling project to be extended

    Posted Jan 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lu Man-yan Pilot scheme saw 14 per cent of domestic solid waste reused A pilot programme to recycle household rubbish will be extended, with a goal of recovering 20 per cent of domestic ... Under the scheme, domestic waste will be reduced by nearly 200,000 tonnes a year. 'Actually, more than 40 per cent of it can be recycled, yet the present recovery rate is just 14 per ...

  2. Tyre levy is proposed to encourage recycling

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung A special levy might be imposed on tyre wholesalers to promote recycling, the environment chief said yesterday. The government would use the money collected to support recycling industries, Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said. Explaining the green initiatives in the policy address, Dr Liao said discarded tyres were damaging ...

  3. Get ready to recycle

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI Primary school students at Hong Kong Academy have taken the initiative to improve their neighbourhood through collecting recyclable materials. With help from waste management ... tonne of recyclable waste. Phoebe Wilson, Robert Cheah, both eight, and Elah Horwitz, nine, are part of the Rubbish Ranger team who teach schoolmates about the importance of recycling ...

  4. Hackney recycles

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... revving and beeping, a hell compounded by the geezer who sounds his Tarzan horn. It's all enough to get you out of bed. But now there is a new round of noise to contend with: the recycling workers, delighting in their dawn chorus of smashing bottles and clanking cans. Bizarrely, no locals seem to mind. Recycling in De Beauvoir town, a largely middle-class oasis in East London, ...

  5. Recycling project starts to take hold

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a significant rise in recyclable material being collected. But they said an economic incentive was needed to encourage more people to sort their waste. The scheme- aiming to cover 180 housing estates and more than a million people this year- encourages households to cut waste disposal by sorting recyclable materials and placing them in bins near their flats. Launched by the Environmental ...

  6. Red tape sinking pioneer tyre recycler

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The government is falling behind in implementing a green policy on tyre recycling, according to a legislator and industrialists who say red tape is preventing local recycling ... prices, and recycled them into reusable materials which can be used to make Rubbersoil for road works and stabilising slopes. The Hong Kong government has awarded just nine trial projects ...

  7. Recycling batteries is a hard sell

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

    ... for several reasons. Undeterred, Mr Wang took up the issue of discarded batteries a year later. He found there were no treatment plants on the mainland to recycle and reprocess discarded batteries. He ... billion batteries last year. Eight billion of these, weighing a total of 200,000 tonnes, were sold domestically, with just 1 per cent being recycled. Mr Wang's idea to reprocess them ...

  8. Mooncake box recyclers aim for record

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

    ... boxes collected for recycling. Friends of the Earth, which collected 120,000 boxes in last year's campaign, wants to increase this to 180,000 this year. All the boxes recovered will be handed to recyclers. Announcing the second campaign yesterday, the environmentalists called on the government to provide an 'all-inclusive recycling channel' for residents to sort out ...

  9. Losses force recycling plant to close

    Posted Nov 25th 2005, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Celine Sun One of two waste paper recycling plants in the city is to close early next year because of financial losses blamed on higher oil and power costs, intense ... and pledged to help find jobs for the plant's 90 workers. The closure highlights difficulties faced by the recycling industry in Hong Kong and rings alarm bells for the proposed eco-park in Tuen ...

  10. New thinking urged for recycling trade

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A reconciliation between market forces and government intervention is needed if Hong Kong is to benefit from a waste recycling market that could become a $6.2-billion-a-year industry, a business leader and an academic said yesterday. The pair said the 'circular economy' of production, consumption and recycling operated differently from a full free-market ...




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