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  1. Recycling tainted cadres not way to clean government

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

    ... Flourishing official corruption and incompetence is the downside of China's remarkable success. The public is powerless to do much about it, but top leaders have warned that unless corruption is reined in it could undermine the Communist Party's ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the detriment of ordinary citizens. Let us hope the spirit of civil disobedience against unjust and corrupt governments sees a revival. Peter Daignault, Central Glass recycling ideas welcome I refer to the letters by Mark Chan and H. P. Kerner ('Brick offers glass solution', December 1 and 'Brick invention is eco-friendly', December 2), regarding the recycling of used glass ...

  3. Cast-offs good to glow

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... Artists and designers are recycling waste to create eco-friendly lamps, writes Joyce Siu One man's trash is another man's treasure, they say, and that evidently holds true ... efforts is a lamp assembled from waste cardboard and wire that's both simple and stylish. 'I don't want the piece to look recycled even if it is made from cast-offs,' Chen ...

  4. letters

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More efforts needed on recycling There are only about 1,750 recycling bins in the city for paper, plastic and metal waste. A green group has conducted an investigation into whether the number of recycling bins in public areas is enough. Some 60 per cent of interviewers said there was a lack of recycling bins to collect the three types of waste. This needs to change. More ...

  5. Millions of tonnes of quake debris cover disaster zone

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Recycling possible cure for enormous cleanup headache The May 12 earthquake that devastated Sichuan and surrounding areas has left about 300 million tonnes ... Environmental News agreed that many materials from construction debris were still useable and should be recycled rather than dumped into landfills. Stone can be reused, while asphalt and concrete can ...

  6. Fashion with a heart

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dialog is a people-oriented fashion brand working with small businesses and communities in Asia to produce a recycled fourfold trim which stems from the lost craft of recycling cloth into household items. The Dialog fair trade network, which makes the trim, spans charitable communities, such as community development projects and drug rehabilitation centres in Hong Kong, Vietnam, ...

  7. Not just any old bag

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... Pemberton has developed an environmentally friendly bag that is reusable and made almost entirely from recycled material. His hip reSACKel bags are made from plastic sacks that carry imported rice ... the manufacturing process to a minimum. Recycling is obviously a good thing, but if you look at recycling water bottles, for example, they have to be broken down into pellets and then reformed, ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recycling plant goes up in flames About 100 firefighters took around 21/2 hours to douse a blaze at a recycling plant in Lau Fau Shan. Four workers were evacuated from the tin-sheet structure, used ...

  9. It's time to make polluters pay, green groups say

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... of the Earth. 'We just hide it away in landfills or toss it into incinerators. We're wasting our resources if we don't put more effort into recycling metals, plastics and glass ... the government has increased the number of recycling bins available on the street. In 2005, it launched source-separated rubbish collection programmes at public housing estates. Recycling programmes ...

  10. listening+

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the money Question 10 Circle some measures green groups are calling for. a. harvesting icebergs b. desalinisation c. resalinisation d. recycling 'black water' e. recycling 'grey ...




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