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  1. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin vendors report 82 per cent drop in sales after anti-corruption campaign

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:34pm by James Griffiths

    ... to a drop in prices, particularly in Guangzhou, the current centre of China's shark fin trade, where vendors reported an 82 per cent decline in sales and a 47 per cent decrease in retail prices over the past two years.  The study results came from interviews with 15 wholesale and retail sellers in Guangzhou. "Demand reduction can be very effective," said WildAid executive ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Government eyes extension of plastic bag levy

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Officials target widening the scheme by next year but exemptions to remain for some foods Plastic bag levy may be extended About 100,000 retail outlets will face fines if they fail to charge customers for plastic shopping bags under a proposed extension of the levy scheme that will cover all goods retailers and bags except those issued ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban all ivory sales, conservation groups urge government

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... from wanton slaughter and extinction." The activists had cause for celebration when retail giant Yue Hwa announced last Friday that it had axed its sales of ivory after mounting pressure. ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... water was available. However, Professor Hu Yunxia, a desalination specialist at the Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said the retail cost ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Fireworks blamed for Lunar New Year pollution

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:27am by BLOOM

    ... time last year after city officials decided to reduce the number of fireworks retailers. The capital's air quality index reached 240 at 7am yesterday, deemed serious, but it had eased ...

  6. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Global Oceans Commission calls for international maritime police force

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:53pm by The Guardian in London

    ... is that you track the individual fish from where it is caught to where it sold … The middle men, the retailers who buy from fishermen and sell to supermarkets are obviously key to this,” Miliband ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - ENVIRONMENT

    To save the elephants, we must have a plan for peaceful co-existence

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 12:43pm by GAVIN EDWARDS

    ... and, in any case, verged on the absurd. Selling seized ivory makes about as much sense as selling seized drugs or weapons. If a government becomes a retailer of illegal ivory, it sends a very ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Japan, South Korea concerned that China's smog will affect them

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 03:11am by Julian Ryall, Audrey Yoo

    ... sales from one of the country's biggest online retailers, Gmarket, jumped 481 per cent from October 24-30, compared to the same period last year. South Korea's environment ministry ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Developers, lighting giant shun energy-efficiency schemes

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... September and that retailers cease selling incandescent light bulbs after December 31. So far, 32 companies operating 122 shopping malls have signed up to the temperature-control charter, but major ... charter has received an even more lacklustre response than the temperature scheme. Among major retail chains, only Parknshop, Fortress, Wellcome and Pricerite have joined it. They will stop ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong considers mandatory glass recycling legislation

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... bottles. He did not say who would be responsible for the recycling, but an environmental group said it would probably be importers or retailers. Wong expected details of the legislation ... imports wine, Lau expected wine importers, wholesalers or retailers would be responsible for bottle collection. Yo Chau Fuk-yau, director of wine wholesaler Yee Sang International, said it would ...




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