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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 2, 2014

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:08am by LETTERS

    ... Ka-wing, Tseung Kwan O   Radical change of attitude to waste needed Food waste is not just an environmental issue, it is also a social one. We have to ask whether a food waste recycling scheme will be enough to tackle the root of the problem. Although recycling is a better option than disposal at one of Hong Kong's landfill sites, it still does not address the problem. It is because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1462677/letters-editor-april-2-2014
  2. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong can be recycling world leader

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... tonnes), goes straight to landfill. In other words, the proportion of our waste that is actually being recycled today is less than 6 per cent. Of course the blueprint avoids mentioning ... of fertiliser. We should be aiming for 100 per cent food waste reduction, recovery and recycling (RRR). Given similar treatment for the other main categories of waste, paper (22 per cent) and plastic (19 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1255135/hong-kong-can-be-recycling-world-leader
  3. News - World - ENGINEERING

    Dus Architects claim breakthrough with 3-D printed house in Amsterdam

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:57am by The Guardian

    ... "With 3-D printing, there is zero waste, reduced transportation costs, and everything can be melted down and recycled. This could revolutionise how we make our cities." Working for three ... for reinforcement, are back-filled with lightweight concrete, for structural strength and insulation, which would make recycling difficult. More than 2,000 people have already visited the site, from building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1461088/dus-architects-claim-breakthrough-3-d-printed-house-amsterdam
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Trial domestic waste scheme cuts recharging

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:00am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Recycling up in trial domestic waste scheme Residents have recycled more and dumped less rubbish in a green group's trial domestic waste scheme. ... non-recyclable rubbish. The scheme resembles an idea put forward in the Council for Sustainable Development's public consultation paper, which is to make people buy garbage bags and dispose of them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1381447/trial-domestic-waste-scheme-cuts-recharging
  5. Sport - Rugby

    The perils of getting frisky at the tournament in an age of smartphones

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 10:30am by Kenny Hodgart

    ... presumably from inhaling bus fumes or something- and some student volunteers, to harry people about recycling. There are also a few recycling bins, somewhat indistinguishable from the other bins, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1460541/perils-getting-frisky-tournament-age-smartphones
  6. News - China

    Shanghai sees biofuel gold in recycled cooking oil

    Posted May 27th 2013, 05:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Shanghai plans to turn recycled cooking oil, some of it seized by authorities, into an environmental asset by converting it into fuel for vehicles, state ... disposal of waste oil and qualifications for collectors. “On the one hand, we emphasised cleaning up illegal oil collectors. On the other, we looked for ideal ways to use the recycled oil,” Yan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1247424/shanghai-sees-biofuel-gold-recycled-cooking-oil
  7. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - ENVIRONMENT

    Glass pioneers bid to increase use of recycled materials

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... pane barrier for recycling The government wants us to recycle glass- an admirable green initiative, given that the 13 tonnes of waste glass drink bottles currently collected every day in Hong Kong accounts for less than 10 per cent of the total thrown away. The aim is to recycle much of this for use in construction materials, such as eco-glass pavers. That begs the question of how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1226934/glass-pioneers-bid-increase-use-recycled-materials
  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 1, 2014

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:27am by LETTERS

    ... recycling rates for years, and has totally failed in any recycling and waste management plan. The department's attempt to grab public billions for the quick fix of a huge unnecessary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1462008/letters-editor-april-1-2014
  9. News - Asia

    Japan to turn over nuclear material to US

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:19pm by AP

    ... maintaining nuclear power as a key energy source, while promising to pursue fuel recycling program. Officials argue they can eventually take care of the plutonium issue, but it is highly uncertain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1456231/japan-turn-over-nuclear-material-us
  10. News - China Insider - biofuel

    Aviation biofuel project could kill two birds with one stone- if Sinopec brings cost down

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 03:46pm by Chris Luo

    ... director of Sinopec The specific fuels approved by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to be used on commercial jets is called No. 1 Aviation Biofuel, made from palm oils and recycled ... of aviation fuel during the same period. The adoption of recycled cooking oil for biofuels in China has been hailed as a potential approach to drive down the nation’s rife black market trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1427123/aviation-authority-gives-go-ahead-commercial-use-sinopec-biofuel

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