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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling campaign spares landfill of 16 tonnes of mooncake containers

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Housing Authority's recycling campaign collects some 54,000 containers for the traditional treat Landfill spared 16 tonnes of mooncake boxes Some 54,000 mooncake boxes will not go to landfill thanks to an environmental drive to collect for recycling the metal tins and cardboard boxes that contain the traditional treat. The Moon Cake Box Recycling 2014 campaign, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1619582/recycling-campaign-spares-landfill-16-tonnes-mooncake-containers
  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Biodiesel companies want stricter regulation on waste oil

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 10:26am by Elaine Yau

    ... drains. At the time, it was relatively cheap to collect such used oil from restaurants, Choi says. But without regulation, the collection of waste oil eventually came to be dominated by dubious ... of deep frying; and the gunk removed from grease traps designed to prevent oily waste water from clogging drains- hence the name gutter oil. Bad publicity following exposés on Taiwan oil suppliers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1617701/biodiesel-companies-want-stricter-regulation-waste-oil
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - World - Ebola

    Ebola monitoring rises as Spain tries to contain health fears

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 09:32pm by Reuters in Madrid

    ... Reuters in Madrid Three new patients admitted to Madrid hospital for observation after they had come into contact with nurse Teresa Romero, the first person to contract the disease outside Africa Sixteen people were being monitored in a Madrid hospital for signs of Ebola on Saturday, with patient numbers rising as the Spanish government tries to contain recriminations over how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1614638/ebola-monitoring-rises-spain-tries-contain-health-fears
  7. Lifestyle

    How to make your own compost bin

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:27pm by ANN CHA

    ... Angela Cheng Matsuzawa and Ann Cha life@scmp.com Composting: a load of rubbish that makes sense Like many affluent cities, Hong Kong has seen its waste grow along with its economy, and that has made waste management a seriousissue. Most people don't give it a second thought, and just throw eggshells and vegetable peelings into the bin during meal preparation. This organic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1618552/how-make-your-own-compost-bin
  8. News - World - DISEASE

    Screening arriving air passengers for Ebola a waste of money, experts say

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by GDN

    ... The Guadian Doctors say screening air passengers for Ebola waste of money There is little chance of detecting someone infected with Ebola by screening passengers arriving at airports in Britain and the United States for the virus, and it will cost money that could be better spent, a paper in the Lancet medical journal warned yesterday. The findings come as London's Gatwick ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1621577/screening-arriving-air-passengers-ebola-waste-money-experts-say
  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    US architect's recycling centre plan may help solve Hong Kong's waste woes

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com US architect proposes processing waste within neighbourhood buildings and integrating them with facilities such as flea markets and gardens Recycling ... as the focal point of collection and handling of waste generated from a neighbourhood. The buildings, of up to six floors, would house recycling, community, leisure and educational activities under one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620082/us-architects-recycling-centre-plan-may-help-solve-hong-kongs-waste
  10. 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

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