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  1. Recyling should become part of our daily lives

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of plastic containers will be recycled, including everything from yogurt containers to flower pots and medicine bottles. The city will also put 200 new recycling bins in public places in the next ... hazardous waste- such as batteries, air conditioners and electronics- once a year. Schools will have to name a recycling co-ordinator and provide recycling bins. Reading this piece of news made me ...

  2. Keep our waters clean

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I always take a stroll along Lei King Wan, which is in my neighbourhood. Over the past month, a lot of garbage has been dumped in the water, destroying its beauty. One Sunday, I saw a party on a ship. Rubbish ranging from plastic bottles and paper plates ...

  3. Young engineers make waves overseas in design competition

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... and that time management had been their biggest challenge as they had to complete the project outside lesson time. 'We wasted two months on an initial design that failed to meet the requirements ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woman takes tumble down slope A 69-year-old woman suffered head and arm injuries when she fell down a slope while exercising on Chui Chuk Street, Wong Tai Sin. She was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in a stable condition. Four attacked with bottles ...

  5. All at sea over trash

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not seen a ship, plane or person in weeks, to see plastic rubbish floating by. The waste includes bags, old flip flops, diapers, broken pails, combs and styrofoam boxes. Sometimes, we sail into areas of the ocean where there's so much rubbish it looks like a garbage truck has dumped its load at sea. One such area is the Pacific Trash Vortex, a floating patch of plastic waste more ...

  6. Plastic bag tax must be extended to all fast food outlets and stores

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in unnecessary waste. As Ms Mak (together with Michael Chan Yue-kwong, chairman of Cafe de Coral Holdings), has been in the eye of the storm of the minimum wage debate, why has Mr Yau not taken advantage of circumstances to promote a win-win situation? He could have linked savings achievable through waste reduction to balance extra costs incurred through the implementation of the minimum wage legislation. ...

  7. Consumers should have to pay for disposal of electronic waste

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I agree with the views of an alliance on electronic waste ('Group wants consumers to foot e-waste bill', April 29). I accept that this is a controversial subject, but I think imposing charges would be acceptable. The fastest growing waste in global terms is electronic waste. Friends of the Earth (HK) found that there are over five million units of electronic waste ...

  8. Plan to make user pay for e-waste

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... contained in a consultation document on the handling of electronic waste. The long-awaited consultation is the second phase of the Environment Bureau's efforts to implement producer ... with electronic waste, excessive packaging, rubber tyre waste and beverage containers through financial incentives or disincentives. The latest e-waste scheme, however, is unlikely to come into effect ...

  9. Hongkongers must learn to foot the bill for disposal of e-waste

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The levy imposed on plastic bags has proved successful. I think this shows that similar legislation regarding the scrapping of electronic waste could also be effective. There is an urgent need for us in Hong Kong to effectively handle and recycle e-waste. There has been a rapid increase in the quantity of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). This kind of waste ...

  10. Junk mail publishers please note: waste not, for we want not

    Posted Feb 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... diligence in recycling waste paper, it is surely far more sensible to stem the tide of waste paper much earlier by not producing so much rubbish in the first place. Upon returning from a two-week ... passengers. The only thing more worryingly excessive than this placement-fixation is the fact that the magazine itself is largely unnecessary, containing nothing of real interest or purpose to most ...




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