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  1. 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
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lawmakers must back Hong Kong's own plant for recycling e-waste

    Posted May 20th 2014, 06:45pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... waste contains heavy metals and toxins that can be released when being dismantled, including mercury, cadmium and lead. Media reports have highlighted that the dismantling of electronic waste ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau says it will ease pressure on landfills and protect public health Lawmakers must back recycling plant for e-waste Four years after the end of public consultations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1516152/lawmakers-must-back-hong-kongs-own-plant-recycling-e-waste
  3. Comment - Letters

    No comprehensive measures to sort and separate waste in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... No comprehensive measures to sort and separate waste in HK The Environment Bureau is wrong to claim that Hong Kong's waste will be reduced by 40 per cent if it gets the HK$18 billion it wants to build a mega incinerator. Competent waste management consists of sorting and separating recyclable and non-recyclable waste at source, then transporting the recyclables to recycling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1550609/no-comprehensive-measures-sort-and-separate-waste-hong-kong
  4. Comment - Letters

    Wasteful manufacturers must produce less packaging

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Manufacturers must throw out wasteful packaging practices The Hong Kong government is once again showing that it is a reactive government, rather than a proactive one. Instead of discouraging the production of waste, the government is planning to punish the public by imposing a charge on waste. In our household, we attempt at all times to reduce waste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1473735/wasteful-manufacturers-must-produce-less-packaging
  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong textbooks contain negative stereotypes on cultures and religions, researcher warns

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com School textbooks accused of prejudice "Most countries in the north" are developed, wealthy and free while "southern countries" are poorer, with lower education levels, a lack of technology and more po ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538465/textbooks-taking-narrow-view-liberal-studies-hku-researcher-warns
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Reclaimed and recycled wood cuts waste in family home refit

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... produce a lot of waste and we wanted to avoid that by using natural materials like wood and trying to recycle as much as possible." Hong Kong has been home to the couple since 2010, four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1544794/reclaimed-and-recycled-wood-cuts-waste-family-home-refit
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying says Hong Kong sit-in was waste of police resources

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Tony Cheung and Jeffie Lam Sit-in was waste of police resources, says CY Hongkongers should ask whether a sit-in protest staged on Chater Road in Central after the annual July 1 march was "a waste of police resources", Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday. Leung also urged lawmakers during a question-and-answer session to think about why Legislative Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546138/leung-chun-ying-says-hong-kong-sit-was-waste-police-resources
  8. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/634491/bags-heart
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Households vote on how to pay for their waste

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Households vote on how to pay for their waste Charging individual households for the volume of waste they produce is the preferred method for people ... of such households preferred this method- the so-called "designated rubbish bag" approach, as it relies on households disposing of waste in rubbish bags of varying volume and prices. About 25 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541344/households-vote-how-pay-their-waste
  10. Professor touts ideas to cut waste

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... to build stalls and steps to reduce the amount of rubbish the fairs generate. Dr Richard Cheung Yun-hing says the amount of waste the fairs generate is increasing and could make the city look bad in the eyes of tourists. The government says the amount of waste from the fairs has fallen in the past two years, but Cheung says that is a temporary phenomenon because of the economic crisis. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696830/professor-touts-ideas-cut-waste

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