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  1. We can learn from Taipei's extensive recycling initiatives

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am increasingly disturbed by the government's recycling adverts. They leave me feeling morally dishonest as I fail to locate any recycling bins in defined perimeters to deposit my empty Starbucks coffee cup. Why are we encouraged to recycle and yet we frequently cannot find any public recycling bins within sight? Why would a city pour public revenue into raising awareness ...

  2. Extend glass recycling initiative to the whole of Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the report ('Campaign to increase glass recycling', June 28). I am an avid proponent of all aspects of recycling. Coming from Europe, where they recycle everything from glass, to paper, to cans, and even to corks from wine bottles, I am used to sorting my garbage. I am curious as to why Hong Kong does not recycle more? Seeing as glass is the easiest ...

  3. Urban Jungle

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Celebrity vet Dr Eric Lai shares his views on society, through the eyes of animals. Give him your feedback at urbanjungle@scmp.com This week: recycling Paper exporters are reported to be cutting their intake of recycled paper and drastically reducing the price they pay to collectors. This has spelled trouble for those in the various tiers of the paper recycling sector. From ...

  4. Environmentalists have forced through bill on plastic bags

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am intrigued by the comments made by our local green groups on the political appointment of Kitty Poon Kit ('Green groups voice reservations about pick for environment post', July 14). It was said that green groups had raised doubts over her s ...

  5. Wishing for a cleaner Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... also help save the planet by recycling. Recycling bins are everywhere; unfortunately not many people use them. I often see people dumping stacks of newspapers into the litter bin, even though there is a paper-recycling bin nearby. I hope all that will change and Hong Kong will become a cleaner place so that everyone can have a reason to smile. Shereen Khemchandani, Marymount Secondary School From ...

  6. letters

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... educate people about the importance of reducing, recycling and reusing waste products. Even though it will remain necessary to continue using landfills and incinerators, we each have to do our ...

  7. Green creativity wins recognition

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... and the shortlisted entries were reviewed by a panel of judges. Some of the winning ideas included 'Full-scale litter separation at home to facilitate recycling', 'Making the World Environment ...

  8. What is the most serious pollution problem in HK?

    Posted May 12th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... For example, I would try not to use plastic bags, and separate waste materials for recycling purposes. Name: Hazel Chong Age: 18 Top tunes: Avril Lavigne's hits Air pollution, I think. I am ... in the city. Land pollution is not as serious. But we should still try hard to reduce and recycle. I support a tax on plastic bags. Name: Zippo Cheung Age: 18 Top tunes: Oasis' hits Air pollution. ...

  9. talk back

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and small-minded owners. Kate Burton, Pokfulam Q Is a recycling system needed to deal with mooncake boxes? Friends of the Earth (HK) does not advocate any specific recycling system for mooncake boxes. We aim to reinstate a balance of responsibility to minimise packaging waste in the production, consumption and recycling processes. We are not saying that manufacturers should carry the bulk ...

  10. Garment industry hopes to clean up its act

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Seth Yeung

    ... the consortium is leading an effort to initiate a 'closed-loop recycling' business model, whereby fabric left over is recycled into reusable yarn instead of being trucked to landfills. The consortium is also working with member textile and garment manufacturers to reduce and recycle the water used in the garment production process- thereby lowering the 'water footprint', ...




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