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  1. Comment - Letters

    Glass recycling feasible

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Construction industry will be able to absorb all recycled glass I refer to letters from Inger Glimmero, from Sweden ("Avoid Europe's mistakes in recycling glass", March 8), and Timothy Gan ("Recycling glass bottles in city impractical", March 2). Due to low commercial value, most waste glass beverage bottles end up in our landfills rather than being collected ...

  2. U-turn on recycling of pellets

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The government will send tonnes of plastic pellets spilled off Hong Kong during Typhoon Vicente to a recycler instead of dumping them in landfills. The U-turn came a day after environment officials said it would be difficult to recycle the pellets because they had been mixed with sand or rubbish after being washed ashore in southern coastal ...

  3. A forest of recycled green

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau Design students from Polytechnic University turned the lobby of Tsuen Wan Nina Tower into a fantasy forest. Their reason: to bring attention to this year's Chinachem Charity Walk. As one of their tasks, they used recycled materials to make a giant artificial tree. The canopy of the tree is made up of many green hollow spheres. They were made by the 10 students out ...

  4. Recycle 'biased' comics, environmentalist says

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com A set of educational comic books funded by the government's HK$5 billion Quality Education Fund are biased and fit only for the recycling pile, ... after sending the comic books off for recycling. He said handing the book to all junior form pupils, who showed little interest in reading it anyway, was a waste and bad for the environment. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Students clean up with business plan for food-waste recycling

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... HK$120,000 to help fund his scheme for a recycling centre turning food waste into odourless organic fertiliser. Cheng, a fourth-year business administration student at Chinese University, and his ... 'In the past, recycling was all about plastic bottles and cans. And then it came to me, what about food waste?' Cheng said. Apparently, the government shares his thoughts. In the previous ...

  7. Eco Park can give much-needed boost to HK's recycling industry

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I support the charity Yan Oi Tong's involvement in the Eco Park in Tuen Mun. I think by doing this the charity can help highlight the importance of recycling in Hong Kong. Citizens can support the charity's efforts since the recycled material will come from 70 facilities that are run by Yan Oi Tong, such as community centres, schools and health clinics. I think ...

  8. Pan-democrats reject 'recycled' plan for reform

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Pan-democrat parties yesterday gave their clearest indication yet that they would reject any constitutional reform proposal 'recycled' from the one they rejected ... 'Unless the government can tell the people how they are to have equal and universal suffrage in the 2017 chief executive and 2020 Legco elections, any proposal recycled or not from 2005 ...

  9. HK teen's recycling idea wins top national prize

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A Hong Kong pupil's invention that transforms fibre waste into alcohol for generating electricity has taken the top prize in a nationwide technology competition. Chu Hoi-ming, 17, from Carmel Pak U Secondary School in Tai Po, beat 100 cont ...

  10. Fire rages at recycling plant

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Firemen spent hours battling an alarm No4 blaze last night at a waste recycling plant at Tai Po Industrial Estate. The fire broke out in Dai Kwai Street at 8.53pm, forcing the evacuation of 17 people, but there were no reports of injury. Fire chiefs upgraded it to a No3 fire at 9.05pm, and a No4 at 10pm. It was brought under control at 12.34am. It was the third major fire ...




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