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  1. Community will profit from water recycling

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There was a time when the idea of granting floor-area concessions to developers of housing estates in return for recycling of rainwater and household waste water for toilets and gardens ... use fresh water instead of seawater for toilet flushing. Tam has a point. Water recycling is not to be compared with clubhouses, which he has previously described as 'these huge ...

  2. Legislators scathing on e-waste document

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... consultation period, which ends in April. The government aims to regulate collection and recycling of more than 70,000 tonnes of e-waste generated each year, an amount expected to grow 2 per cent a year. Much of the waste is now exported after preliminary treatment in recycling yards but the storage before shipment creates environmental hazards. Products to be covered include TVs, fridges, ...

  3. We can learn from Taipei's extensive recycling initiatives

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am increasingly disturbed by the government's recycling adverts. They leave me feeling morally dishonest as I fail to locate any recycling bins in defined perimeters to deposit my empty Starbucks coffee cup. Why are we encouraged to recycle and yet we frequently cannot find any public recycling bins within sight? Why would a city pour public revenue into raising awareness ...

  4. All this waste for recycling and there is nowhere to take it in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter by Charlie Lee ('Citizens must change their approach and recognise the need to recycle', October 24). I agree that incinerators could be considered as a possible way forward in Hong Kong; however, this does not deal with the problem. The problem with regular household waste lies in the fact that nothing in Hong Kong gets recycled, or when ...

  5. Extend glass recycling initiative to the whole of Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the report ('Campaign to increase glass recycling', June 28). I am an avid proponent of all aspects of recycling. Coming from Europe, where they recycle everything from glass, to paper, to cans, and even to corks from wine bottles, I am used to sorting my garbage. I am curious as to why Hong Kong does not recycle more? Seeing as glass is the easiest ...

  6. Recycled scrap metal is as good as new

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... realise it, but the scrap metal industry is really an environmentally friendly business.' Terry works for European Metal Recycling, a company which buys scrap metal from around the world. ... and all that copper will go into new pipes and cables. The old cars make the new cars,' Terry says. 'About 96 per cent of a car gets recycled in the end.' Do you ever wonder what ...

  7. Room for rubbish business to grow, recyclers say

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam For a pair of young successful Hong Kong entrepreneurs, Felix Chung and Alex Tam talk a lot of rubbish. 'In Hong Kong, recycling is still at a very low level,' Chung said from a makeshift office above a recycling depot in Kwai Fong. The depot, which accepts more than 40 types of recyclable materials, is one of two community recycling centres set up by Chung ...

  8. No choice but to recycle and incinerate waste

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the ground. The result is that the crisis we have long known is coming has arrived, leaving no choice other than to implement the obvious- recycling and incineration. As apparent as these choices may ... is an all-encompassing waste programme centred on recycling that uses incinerators to turn to ash what can't be reused. Under such a policy there would still be a need for minimal use of landfills ...

  9. Citizens must change their approach and recognise the need to recycle

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Taipei and South Korea, where the citizens practise waste reduction and recycling. We could help protect the environment by simply changing our lifestyles. At home we can separate our waste for recycling, putting aside paper, plastic bottles and aluminium before throwing out the refuse that cannot be recycled. The government must come up with a waste-reduction policy and it must try ...

  10. Recyclers plan new protest using 100 barges

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A group of waste-paper recyclers plans to line up more than 100 barges across Victoria Harbour- from Chai Wan to Kwun Tong- in the latest protest over the firms' forced relocation. Twelve of the city's 19 waste-paper recyclers operate in the Kwun Tong public cargo working area and must leave by July next year to make way for a waterfront promenade. They took 80 ...




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