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  1. Action urged on street containers

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by a political party found at least 16 large waste containers in busy streets in Causeway Bay and Wan Chai. These uncovered containers are scattered in Lockhart Road, Jaffe Road, Gloucester Road, Luard ... for illegally setting up waste containers on the street. ...

  2. Bang, crash, boom

    Posted Aug 25th 2005, 12:00am by Jessica Caplan

    ... Reports by Jessica Caplan Is there a potential percussionist hiding inside you? If so, then note that you do not need a set of drums and drumsticks to express yourself- just use the kind of everyday objects that Stomp performers use, such as newspapers, p ...

  3. Mooncake box initiative a chance not to be wasted

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... residents buy millions of tins of the Mid-Autumn Festival treat. The packaging- metal containers, with paper inserts and plastic knives included- all ends up in our over-burdened landfill sites. The fact that our rubbish dumps are filling up faster than they should and the government is considering incinerators and other drastic waste disposal options cannot be blamed on mooncake ...

  4. Food waste repackaged for unwary consumers

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting At one firm, workers were removing raisins from mixture of dirt and rubbish Food safety authorities in Guangdong have cracked down on 14 companies that were collecting food waste and repackaging it for sale in more then 10 mainland provinces. Nearly 10 tonnes of food waste was seized at one plant in Anbu township, Chaoan county, along with 491 cases of rotten sweets and 300 boxes ...

  5. Exporters see red over EU green rules

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... worth of Hong Kong exports annually and force manufacturers to invest heavily in compliance, according to industry groups. The waste electrical and electronic equipment directive, which comes ... will ban all electrical and electronic equipment containing excess amounts of substances including lead, cadmium, mercury and certain flame retardant materials from July next year. 'Hong Kong ...

  6. Recycling programme doesn't go far enough, say greens

    Posted Jan 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for 80 per cent of the 120 million batteries discarded each year. 'Not many recycling operators in Hong Kong are willing to collect non-rechargeable batteries because they don't contain ... some sub-standard batteries were available in Hong Kong that contained harmful materials such as mercury and manganese. 'We found some batteries containing 0.025 per cent of mercury; ...

  7. Hackney recycles

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... average of 23 per cent. That makes us the worst in Europe, far behind Norway's 68 per cent and Germany's 57 per cent. Hackney recycles 6 per cent of household waste- still far off the 34 ...

  8. 13 tonnes of waste a day

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Disneyland and its hotels are expected to generate about 13 tonnes of waste per day- from water bottles and disposable eating utensils to used batteries and oil. Environment minister Sarah Liao Sau-tung told legislators yesterday that Disneyland management firm Hong Kong International Theme Parks was drawing up a comprehensive plan to minimise waste ...

  9. HK planing to draft laws to reduce e-waste

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.37pm: The government would draw on overseas experience to draft legislation for reducing electronic waste in Hong Kong, Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said on Wednesday. Electronic Waste? or e-waste? describes old electronic appliances past their use-by date. It includes items such as computers, electronics and mobile ...

  10. Residents happy to get with the programme

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a dedicated container placed near the staircase on each floor. Since then, the volume of recyclables collected every month has risen from five to 15 tonnes, while the amount of waste needing disposal ... Cheung Chi-fai Pacific Palisades residents' perseverance and adherence to a simple rule of disposing of a specific waste each day of the week has made the estate one of the models ...




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