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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Developers pledge less wasteful gift hamper packaging … next year

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Ernest Kao, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... minister, urged anyone who received a hamper to return extravagant packaging or wasteful containers to the sender. Some 17,000 tonnes of styrofoam is dumped in landfills each year, government data ... Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai Gift baskets are often stuffed with styrofoam and other materials that end up in landfills, but some firms say they will halt wasteful practice Hamper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586856/developers-pledge-less-wasteful-gift-hamper-packaging-next-year
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... into furnaces, the new rules explicitly allowed municipal incinerators to burn such waste "openly and above board". The sludge contains a higher level of toxic heavy metals, such as lead ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Tighter emission standards rein in output of dioxins, but critics say the revisions allow burning of industrial sludge in city furnaces New waste rules 'aid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593418/incinerator-dioxin-levels-reduced-new-rules-allow-more-types-waste-be
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Factory shut down for dumping toxic waste in China's fourth-largest desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:30pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... in the desert. The report did not specify the chemicals in the waste, but said it contained “a high concentration of acid” mixed with lime to make calcium sulfate. The factory’s waste water tank, ... in Ningxia that had been dumping toxic acid waste water in the Tengger Desert has been shut down for good. Ningxia Mingsheng Dye Chemical Company, located on the edge of the Tengger Desert, was shut ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1588600/massive-factory-shut-down-dumping-toxic-waste-chinas-fourth-largest
  4. News - World - DISEASE

    Sierra Leone starts three-day shutdown to contain spread of Ebola disease

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Freetown Residents are confined to their homes in a bid to contain the disease; UN Security Council labels the outbreak a threat to world peace Three-day Ebola shutdown starts in Sierra Leone Sierra Leone yesterday launched a controversial three-day shutdown of the entire nation in a desperate bid to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, as the UN ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596229/sierra-leone-starts-three-day-shutdown-contain-spread-ebola-disease
  5. Business - China Business - SHIPPING

    China Cosco Holdings buys 5 container ships for US$618m

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:35pm by JING YANG

    ... Jing Yang jing.yang@scmp.com China Cosco Holdings has finalised the order of five container ships worth US$618 million at a state-owned shipyard, the company said in a filing to the stock ... carriers and five 9,400 teu container ships. China Cosco said it plans to finance the latest orders, to be built by Shanghai Jiangnan-Changxing Shipbuilding Company, with internal resources ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1595352/china-cosco-holdings-buys-5-container-ships-us618m
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Cat litter linked to radiation leak at nuclear waste dump in New Mexico

    Posted May 20th 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... containers, many of which are probably stored outside on the lab's northern New Mexico campus or at a temporary site in west Texas. The order says the 57 barrels of waste were packed with nitrate ... litter is to blame for the leak. According to the order, two of those containers are known to be at the waste plant. It does not say where the rest of the barrels are, but Los Alamos ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1516695/cat-litter-linked-radiation-leak-nuclear-waste-dump-new-mexico
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    The bad science in city's incineration plan for househould waste

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:54am by Martin Williams

    ... to waste There has been considerable brouhaha over Hong Kong's waste strategy, particularly plans to expand three landfills and build an incinerator on an artificial island by Shek Kwu Chau- ... incineration to reduce waste in landfills was a strategy adopted in Hong Kong from the late 1960s, leading to four waste incineration plants being built. Yet to the Environmental Protection Department, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1556646/bad-science-citys-incineration-plan-househould-waste
  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pay-as-you-throw waste pilot scheme has limited impact

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Amoy Gardens trial gives policymakers food for thought as they discuss how to make waste charging work to ease pressure on landfills Waste fee pilot has a limited impact A pilot pay-as-you-throw waste-charging scheme resulted in only a moderate decrease in the amount of rubbish being sent to landfills, initial findings from the exercise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597586/waste-fee-pilot-has-limited-impact
  9. Magazines - Style - HAUTE

    Luxury brand introduces beauty products containing caviar

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 12:01pm by Vivian Chen

    ... Vivian Chen Taste of beauty EVENT La Prairie Concept Store Opening WHERE Elements, Tsim Sha Tsui Happenings: Precious ingredients in luxury beauty products are all the rage this season. Luxury beauty brand La Prairie's new concept store's grand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1581163/luxury-brand-introduces-beauty-products-containing-caviar
  10. Comment - Letters

    Waste companies and government guilty of obstructive inertia

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 04:37am by LETTERS

    ... Waste companies and government guiltyof obstructive inertia I write in reference to Elvis Au's letter " Waste already transported by sea ", (August 27). Gustave Flaubert, ... but difficult to justify that plan when all the detailed questions show up. In the context of waste management, Ségolène Royal, the French minister for ecology, sustainable development and energy, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1595599/waste-companies-and-government-guilty-obstructive-inertia

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