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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Licensing, land key issues for recyclers

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:39am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Licensing, land key issues for recyclers Land, licensing and subsidies have emerged as top needs in the development of the recycling industry in a city ... support was necessary, particularly in providing land for recycling. "There were a lot of suggestions and they cover many areas," Angus Ho, executive director of environmental group ...

  2. Hans Andersson Recycling finds gold in waste

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 03:10pm

    ... In the hands of Hans Andersson Recycling, waste is a valuable resource that can further yield many useful materials. Hans Andersson Recycling advocates a more ecologically sustainable future by breathing new life into old things, maximising their value and extending their life cycle. Hans Andersson Recycling is among Sweden's major recycling firms. It has the capacity ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Waste charge will be coupled with more recycling

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Waste-charge system will be coupled with more recycling Bob Carson questions the wisdom of charging for household waste in Hong Kong (" People will be charged for waste created ... charging sends an important price signal. Even more important is when a charging system is coupled with an expanded source separation of household waste for recycling, this encourages households ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's 'food recycling' groups will close without government help

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... recycling" network made up of students, new immigrant mothers, community groups and NGOs, which gets unsold food from supermarkets and manufacturers to residents in need. Late last year, the government launched a campaign to cut the amount of food waste dumped in landfills, which largely ignored redistribution efforts. Food recyclers say there is no official fund that specifically ...

  5. Rapid Granulator perfects plastic recycling

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 11:13am by Reports by Michelle Phillips and Joonyoung Kim

    ... Reports by Michelle Phillips and Joonyoung Kim While it takes plastics thousands of years to decompose, granulators grind them in seconds for recycling. Used primarily by plastic injection, blow moulding and extrusion facilities, these machines allow manufacturers to reuse the full value of plastic wastes and rejects. Such is the commitment of Rapid Granulator, the leading ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China recycling clean-up jolts global industry

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 04:03pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing China for years has welcomed the world’s trash, creating a roaring business in recycling and livelihoods for tens of thousands. Now authorities are clamping ... cities choking on smog. Brian Conners, who works for a Philadelphia company that recycles discarded refrigerators, says buyers used to visit every week looking for scrap plastic to ship to China ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Christine Loh pledges targets on food waste recycling by end of the year

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to be issued for food recycling A plan to handle food waste will be rolled out by the end of the year, with ambitious targets to cut the amount now being dumped in landfills, Undersecretary ... by 2020. Food takes up the most space in landfills- about 40 per cent. Only a negligible amount is recycled as animal feed or compost. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying vowed to eliminate food waste ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong can be recycling world leader

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... tonnes), goes straight to landfill. In other words, the proportion of our waste that is actually being recycled today is less than 6 per cent. Of course the blueprint avoids mentioning ... of fertiliser. We should be aiming for 100 per cent food waste reduction, recovery and recycling (RRR). Given similar treatment for the other main categories of waste, paper (22 per cent) and plastic (19 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong faces quandary over plastics recycling

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Quandary over recycling plastic Hong Kong's three-coloured bin system for recycling seems simple enough: paper and cardboard goes into the blue, aluminium cans in the yellow and plastics in the brown. Of the first two there is no drama, with ready demand and profits to be made. But plastics pose a problem for recyclers in that there are many types, but only ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Hong Kong's recycling firms struggle with the plastic peril

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Hong Kong produces mountains of plastic waste, so why are our recycling plants struggling to stay open? Trash course Plastic, plastic everywhere, and all with nowhere to go: the bales of flattened drinks bottles, clothes hangers and other discarded items piling up at Lee Hing-tak's sprawling recycling plant in Tuen Mun Eco Park epitomise the deep ...




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