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  1. 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 ...

  2. Retailers' group right to oppose ill-conceived plastic bag levy

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

    ... I welcome the letter from Philippe Giard of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association, arguing that the plastic bag levy should not be implemented ('Consultants' advice ... to reconsider the validity of her proposed 'green' tax. The problem is not with the bags but with what is inside them. Even if all the affected retailers were to give no plastic bags, ...

  3. Bag tax for big retailers should be just the start

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into legislation by the end of next year. As a first stage, larger retailers of foodstuffs and cosmetics will be targeted, while small, individual shops will be exempt. A levy of 50 cents will be charged ... bag consumption. For the first time, Hong Kong will find itself at the cutting edge of environmental protection. A bag tax will not please everyone. Already, the big retail chains ...

  4. Extend plastic bag levy to all retail outlets as soon as is possible

    Posted Jul 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... health and beauty stores- we feel that, once the administrative problems are resolved, this pilot scheme should be extended to cover all 55,000 retail outlets as soon as possible. We believe ...

  5. Retail chains turn on to lights-off campaign

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Supermarket and retail chains will support an anti-pollution group that is aiming to plunge Hong Kong into darkness for three minutes at 8pm on August 8, the organiser's spokesman said. Alastair Robins, of Lights out Hong Kong, said they did not want shopping arcades to switch off the lights as it would be dangerous for shoppers. But outlets such as Ikea, Mannings, ...

  6. Shopping malls, do the right thing

    Posted Dec 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... No matter what the temperature is outside, it seems most shopping malls are maintaining their air-conditioned temperatures at a chilly 22 degrees Celsius despite a government recommendation of 25.5 degrees Many people are trying their best to save energy ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for …, November 11, 2012

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Mitt Romney His campaign team had planned fireworks, and media reports said he had already written a 1,118-word victory speech. Then Romney went and lost. Wife Ann was in tears and the US presidential candidate himself was said to be shell-shocked as he went to break the news to Republican supporters gathered at a Boston hotel.   DNA Galleria retailers As Christmas decorations go up ...

  8. Rising demand for canned, frozen food

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

    ... Ng Yuk-hang More shoppers have been hunting for canned and frozen foods in supermarkets to save money. Hongkongers' demand for frozen food in the three months from December last year to February totalled 1,867 tonnes, a jump of 10.5 per cent from the ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Recycling levy a price worth paying

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for an appliance or product. That would have been a recipe for evasion. In an attempt to avoid an effective price increase, industry and retailers argued for payment at the point of disposal- when discarded products were returned to the retailer. The Environmental Protection Department rightly rejected this. One of its main concerns was that this would encourage fee evasion through illegal ...




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