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  1. School leads the way in recycling

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Plastic Resources Recycling Centre (YOT PRRC). The centre was opened in 2010. It is supported by the Environment and Conservation Fund. It provides a facility for turning local plastic waste into recyclable materials. Last year, YOT Wong Suk Fong Memorial Secondary School took part in such an initiative under the YOT Plastic Resources Acquisition Partnership Scheme. The whole school- from ...

  2. Comment - Blogs - ENVIRONMENT

    Does Hong Kong have a plastic problem? Experts meet to discuss solutions

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 06:45pm by Christy Choi

    ... using landfill plastic waste to create recycled plastic, and our Undersecretary for the Environment Christine Loh, on the speaker panel. Ever wondered how plastic recycling happens? This TED ...

  3. Green group protests over end of plastic recycling scheme

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... recycling scheme. Wu Mei-lin, spokeswoman for Green Collar Coalition, said the 40 bags of bottles had been collected from residents of a Kwun Tong public housing estate in three hours last Friday. ... by 12 non-government organisations, including Green Peace and the Federation of Trade Unions, to promote jobs in the recycling industry. Under the scheme, which was designed to create jobs, ...

  4. listening

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen, Kate Whitehead, Will Clem

    ... for this week's exercise. Each relate to a question below Question 1 Marky has just moved into a new block of flats that's eco-friendly. The caretaker is explaining to him how the recycling centre works. In the space provided, write what the bin is used for. The bins are for recycling: paper and cardboard / aluminium cans and plastic/ brown glass / green and clear glass / clothing / food ...

  5. Lesson from saga over plastic bags? 'Just do it'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the path of recycling and being environmentally conscious. As straightforward as the matter is, officials took almost five years to turn the recommendation from a green group into law. Even then, ... on their implementation. Among issues in the simple category are a ban on idling vehicle engines, recycling, the dumping of waste on land in the New Territories and regulating organic produce. As with plastic ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and other 'environmentally unfriendly' materials are here to stay. We just need to use them discreetly and then reuse, refurbish or recycle them to the best of our abilities. Our energy in this debate should not be focused on non-use but rather on reuse, like how to extricate and recycle Mr Sherwood's plastic bottles before they ever get sent to a landfill. Danny Thurston, Sheung ...

  7. Minimise Waste

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to: reuse items such as hoardings, formwork and scaffolding; use recyclable materials as far as possible; order the right amount of materials at the right time; store materials in proper location/containers to reduce wastage; adopt proper separation of waste for reuse/recycling/disposal; allocate storage area for sorted materials such as metal, concrete, timber, plastics, bricks and tiles; ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Will you be upgrading to receive digital TV signals? The march of technology, especially information technology, is relentless. Whether it is the internet, Wi-fi, or mobile phones, we all keep buying the equipment. I remember the days of listening to the ...

  9. Supermarket faces flak for U-turn on plastic bags

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Kelly Chan, Martin Wong

    ... will give out biodegradable plastic bags and will urge people to try to use recyclable bags,' a spokesman for the group said. The campaign levy raised about HK$59,000, which will go ...

  10. Firms need better strategies to lessen plastic's impact on the environment

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and packaging is not recycled, and most of the plastic produced in the past 60 years remains in the environment today. However, legislating and enforcing new laws can take years, and what we need ... plastic they use, what processes they have for recycling and what, if any, policies they have to reduce plastic consumption or increase their proportion of recycled or biodegradable plastic. ...




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