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  1. Mooncake packaging upsets green groups

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Campaigners say recycling tins is only part of the solution Recycling mooncake tins is a good start, say environmentalists, but what about the packaging inside - up to 21 pieces of paper ... restaurant chains and the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) have promoted the recycling of mooncake tins - three million of which are dumped in landfills each year. But Friends of the Earth ...

  2. Hazardous lamps under the spotlight

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... The Consumer Council issues a warning about halogen bulbs that can overheat Tungsten halogen light bulbs, commonly found in domestic floor lamps, are a fire hazard if they are not used carefully, the Consumer Council warned yesterday. In a report which wa ...

  3. $1 waste tax on plastic bags could be on the way

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... the public and different industries. In the meantime, supermarkets would introduce new promotions within two months to encourage the recycling of bags and limit the number plastic bags used at their shops. The Environment, Transport and Works Bureau is still studying a 'green' tax for tyres that are recycled. The levy would be about $90 per tyre, Dr Liao said, and the funds ...

  4. Ship Street to get $15m sea change in tourism push

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... of the building walls will be painted blue. Recycled marine items, such as bins and chairs, will be used as street furniture, and a ship propeller will serve as decoration. The front portion ...

  5. Plastic bag plans come in three sizes

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... extending it to corner shops and wet markets. He said a 50-cent tax per bag would be a good starting point. Recycling programmes for plastic bags should also be implemented, along ...

  6. Investing in water treatment helps keep KMB in the clear

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... machines is recycled. Aside from treating water used in washing buses, the waste treatment equipment also filters water used for cleaning auto parts, the floors of the depot and the bus interiors. ...

  7. Minister opposes estate demolition

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Elaine Wu

    ... the developers' claims that more than 95 per cent of building waste could be recycled, Dr Liao said: 'If I were they, I would hope to create zero waste.' She said she had yet to receive detailed ...

  8. A waste of time for now

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... them quite so often. The revenue could be deposited into a fund to dispose of or recycle the waste, instead of going straight into the government's coffers. There should be an independent ...



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