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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during Las Vegas speech

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 09:26am by Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles

    ... the projectile at the 66-year-old former First Lady as she was addressing a meeting of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). Watch: Woman throws shoe at Hillary Clinton Clinton, ... knowledge and experience of how the recycling industry has a positive impact on the economy and environment.” A spokesman for Clinton did not immediately respond to request for confirmation ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Public support for plans to tackle waste must be earned

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 06:50pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... every aspect of a holistic waste management process in place. The government knows that waste charging, a landfill ban, producer responsibility schemes, and support for the recycling industry ... waste generated every day in Hong Kong. To help it regain public trust, the government should promptly announce how a HK$1 billion subsidy will be allocated to support the local recycling ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All Hong Kong must get behind plans for incinerator and landfill extensions

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:12pm by RICHARD VUYLSTEKE

    ... blueprint for sustainable use of resources has called for co-ordinated action on waste prevention, reuse, recycling, recovery, treatment and landfills to resolve Hong Kong's escalating waste ... At the same time, we must take action to reduce waste, improve recycling and refine the waste disposal infrastructure. Key stakeholders, as well as the wider public, should support the proposed ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hongkongers urged to choose 'reusable coffin' to help save the planet

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... Hongkongers are being offered the chance to help the planet from beyond the grave by choosing the city's first "reusable coffin". Used once a day, a recyclable coffin would save 48 ... after last year's launch of a coffin made from water hyacinth plants. Other green options include cardboard coffins made from recycled paper and natural fibres. But many customers still ...

  5. Hans Andersson Recycling finds gold in waste

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 03:10pm

    ... In the hands of Hans Andersson Recycling, waste is a valuable resource that can further yield many useful materials. Hans Andersson Recycling advocates a more ecologically sustainable future by breathing new life into old things, maximising their value and extending their life cycle. Hans Andersson Recycling is among Sweden's major recycling firms. It has the capacity ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's 'food recycling' groups will close without government help

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... recycling" network made up of students, new immigrant mothers, community groups and NGOs, which gets unsold food from supermarkets and manufacturers to residents in need. Late last year, the government launched a campaign to cut the amount of food waste dumped in landfills, which largely ignored redistribution efforts. Food recyclers say there is no official fund that specifically ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Waste charge will be coupled with more recycling

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Waste-charge system will be coupled with more recycling Bob Carson questions the wisdom of charging for household waste in Hong Kong (" People will be charged for waste created ... charging sends an important price signal. Even more important is when a charging system is coupled with an expanded source separation of household waste for recycling, this encourages households ...

  8. Rapid Granulator perfects plastic recycling

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 11:13am by Reports by Michelle Phillips and Joonyoung Kim

    ... Reports by Michelle Phillips and Joonyoung Kim While it takes plastics thousands of years to decompose, granulators grind them in seconds for recycling. Used primarily by plastic injection, blow moulding and extrusion facilities, these machines allow manufacturers to reuse the full value of plastic wastes and rejects. Such is the commitment of Rapid Granulator, the leading ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Unfair to compare one-stage UK example with Hong Kong waste plant

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by LETTERS

    ... expressed in Lai See ("Digesting the price", March 15). Ms Lam is right that despite food waste reduction efforts, adequate food waste treatment and recycling facilities are necessary to treat and recycle food waste. Phase 1 of the organic waste treatment facility (OWTF) at Siu Ho Wan in North Lantau will recycle food waste into biogas for electricity generation and compost. ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China recycling clean-up jolts global industry

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 04:03pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing China for years has welcomed the world’s trash, creating a roaring business in recycling and livelihoods for tens of thousands. Now authorities are clamping ... cities choking on smog. Brian Conners, who works for a Philadelphia company that recycles discarded refrigerators, says buyers used to visit every week looking for scrap plastic to ship to China ...




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