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  1. Bags with heart

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans talks to a woman who turns rubbish into fashion Every day, tens of thousands of plastic bags are thrown out in the Indian capital, New Delhi. They are moved from waste dump to waste dump, only to end up in an even bigger dump. Along the way, New Delhi's two million scavengers, or 'rag pickers', pick among the rubbish to find bags, cardboard, paper, ...

  2. letters

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... buy and then throw away. Hong Kong people waste a huge amount of resources. Remember the TV set you replaced with the new plasma set, or that bulky monitor you replaced with the LCD one? ... to living on fast food. Also, the food in school tuck shops might look attractive, but it usually contains a lot of fat. When children eat this kind of food all the time, it's bad ...

  3. Greenpeace nine storm ship in waste protest

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... electronic waste in three shipping containers. The protesters boarded the ship Yang Ming Success with a banner reading 'Toxic Waste Not Welcomed Here', demanding that it not offload ... in Guangdong. Greenpeace China campaign director Lo Sze-ping said two other containers sent by the same firm to the same destination were also suspected of containing electronic waste. 'Between 20 ...

  4. Plastic bag levy consistent with sensible user-pays principle

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as Mr Chu and Charles Chow Chi-man must now accept the inevitable. Rather than wasting their time and energy on trying to block the inevitable, their focus should now be on the production ... must now wake up and face reality: our throwaway, wasteful lifestyle is no longer sustainable. The implementation of the charge on plastic bags will be our first timid step towards ...

  5. There's a dark side to the digital age

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... contains deadly chemicals like lead, mercury, nickel and copper which poison the environment and the people. Since many developed countries prohibit the dumping of e-waste to prevent contamination ... it is already obsolete. So what happens to yesterday's stuff? Hongkongers seldom think about this because it seems easy to dispose of electronic waste. But it isn't. That waste travels ...

  6. Mall joins campaign to reduce waste

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui The government and local green groups are organising activities to help reduce festive waste. According to Green Power, millions of mooncake containers are disposed of every year after the Mid-Autumn Festival. This year, East Point City has joined hands with the Environmental Protection Department to launch a mooncake container collection campaign. From now until ...

  7. Top officials should not wait for green groups to take initiative

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I asked if Secretary for Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah had taken any steps to meet representatives of the fast food industry to discuss how they could cut waste through eliminating paper tray covers, disposable cutlery and chopsticks and reducing rice portions ( 'Talks with fast-food industry can cut waste', April 2). As usual there was no response. Then I read ...

  8. Minimise Waste

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... location/containers to reduce wastage; adopt proper separation of waste for reuse/recycling/disposal; allocate storage area for sorted materials such as metal, concrete, timber, plastics, bricks and tiles; ... Take into account your long-term requirements during the design stage and choose long-lasting materials Minimise generation of construction waste by working closely with your contractor ...

  9. Incentive possible for waste plan

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ...-recovery facilities- including racks, bins and bags- will be placed on each floor of commercial or factory buildings to collect waste paper, metal containers, plastic containers and other recyclables. ... Ng Kang-chung Managers of industrial and commercial buildings could be offered financial incentives to join a waste-separation scheme to be launched later this year, according ...

  10. Worms win Jockey Club waste race

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... dehydration of waste which was then placed in containers with earthworms. They quietly chewed through it, turning it into organic fertiliser, which sank to the bottom of the containers ... Kelly Chan The Hong Kong Jockey Club has opted for the humble earthworm in its search for an alternative to dumping the 60 tonnes of waste generated daily by its stabled horses. The club ...




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