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  1. Comment - Letters

    Absence of waste sorting, separating and recycling policy

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 06:37am by LETTERS

    ... Absence of waste sorting, separating and recycling policy The Environment Bureau proposes expanding landfills and building an incinerator to dispose of Hong Kong's waste. It claims ... of waste sorting, separating and recycling. Such a programme requires the cooperation and commitment of at least the three departments concerned: the Environmental Protection, Housing, and Food ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Clean the World recyclers collect unwanted soap from hotels for the needy

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Charity works with four global chains to reprocess unwanted soap bars for the less fortunate in a campaign aimed at hygiene and sustainability Recyclers make ... that lacks a proper market for recycling such products. The charity group behind the operation, Clean the World Asia, is hoping to turn the hospitality industry's surplus into sustainable ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    US architect's recycling centre plan may help solve Hong Kong's waste woes

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com US architect proposes processing waste within neighbourhood buildings and integrating them with facilities such as flea markets and gardens Recycling ... into multistorey recycling and community centres. Thomas Schmidt, a founding member of the American Institute of Architects Hong Kong, has drawn up a conceptual plan of a low-rise complex that could serve ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling campaign spares landfill of 16 tonnes of mooncake containers

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Housing Authority's recycling campaign collects some 54,000 containers for the traditional treat Landfill spared 16 tonnes of mooncake boxes Some 54,000 mooncake boxes will not go to landfill thanks to an environmental drive to collect for recycling the metal tins and cardboard boxes that contain the traditional treat. The Moon Cake Box Recycling 2014 campaign, ...

  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    Recycled cooking oil of supplier caught up in Taiwan food scandal passes government test

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:37pm by Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com

    ... including restaurants, bakeries and food plants were found to have used “gutter oil” in products – has passed a government test of its recycled lard oil. Fears over food safety on the island came ... before it had refined the recycled oil, Chen said. The various hygiene tests included an examination on the levels of toxins and metal contaminants contained in the oil. Chiang Yu-mei, deputy ...

  6. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Recycled clothes shaping up as the next fashion trend

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 09:47pm by GDN

    ... Elizabeth Braw Get hip and slip on a recycled dress In 2010, the world consumed a record 69.7 million tonnes of clothes. That's up from 47.4 million tonnes 10 years earlier, according ... presented the world's first garment made entirely from recycled cotton: a yellow dress that looks no different from the fashion range at H&M or Zara. "The scalability of this process ...

  7. Metal recycler pins hopes on green policy

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan China Metal Recycling (Holdings), which aims to raise as much as HK$1.55 billion in a public offering in Hong Kong, is poised to benefit from the mainland's growing awareness of environmental conservation. 'Demand for recycled scrap metal products is expected to increase in China amid global environmental concerns and supportive measures from the mainland ...

  8. Tsang should make U-turn on ill-conceived light-bulb initiative

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your editorial ('Bulb saga shows Tsang is politically in the dark', October 17) says Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah has been quick to claim ownership of the light-bulb-voucher initiative. However, Chief Executive Donald Tsang ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pupils convince ESF schools to go green

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Pupils convince ESF schools to go green A group of secondary pupils has convinced 16 principals from the English Schools Foundation to switch to recycled printing paper, ... made the plea to the primary and secondary school heads at a meeting of ESF's committee of principals. There are many reasons local schools have been slow to adopt recycled paper, Park ...

  10. News - World - ITALY

    Final voyage of the Costa Concordia: ship to be broken up and its parts recycled

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Genoa Tragic ship towed to port for dismantling; most of its remains will be recycled and reused 'A beautiful sight': The final voyage of Costa Concordia ... and is expected to cost in the region of €1.5 billion (HK$15.6 billion). The remains of the 114,500-tonne liner will not simply be thrown away: more than 80 per cent of it is expected to be recycled ...




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