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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. Comment - Letters

    Absence of waste sorting, separating and recycling policy

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 06:37am by LETTERS

    ... Absence of waste sorting, separating and recycling policy The Environment Bureau proposes expanding landfills and building an incinerator to dispose of Hong Kong's waste. It claims these measures, with waste charging, will reduce the per capita waste generated by 40 per cent by 2022. A comprehensive sustainable waste management policy must be based on an integrated programme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1627082/absence-waste-sorting-separating-and-recycling-policy
  7. 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
  8. News - China Digest - CHINA DIGEST

    Waste collector, 85, donates 1m yuan to needy; Shanghai officials pounce on bouncy castles; Man buys minivan with loose change

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:43am by Staff Reporters

    ... the bus. The man said he was inspired by a similar bus incident in Hangzhou on July 5 that injured 32 people. Generous scrap collector An 85-year-old waste collector in Changde has donated more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/article/1625348/waste-collector-85-donates-1m-yuan-needy-shanghai-officials-pounce
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco Finance Committee approves HK$1.6b food-waste plant

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Finance Committee says yes to food-waste plant Lawmakers endorsed a HK$1.6 billion project to build the city's first organic-waste treatment plant ... with Beijing loyalists. The plan to build a food-waste treatment plant in Siu Ho Wan on Lantau Island had won cross-party support. Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit said ahead of the meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624006/legco-finance-committee-approves-hk16b-food-waste-plant

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