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  1. Act responsibly and keep Hong Kong clean

    Posted Jun 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many Hong Kong people do not have a sense of civic responsibility. Although there are litter bins on almost every street, people still throw rubbish on the ground. I've also seen discarded tissue, newspapers and plastic bags on buses and trains. Barb ...

  2. Reports 'waste taxpayer millions'

    Posted May 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com A whopping HK$292 million of taxpayers' money has been spent on hundreds of consultant studies over the past three years, with many covering seemingly simple issues such as how to fund performing art groups, an ongoin ...

  3. Collapse of waste-water treatment pool for zinc and lead mine poses threat to major drinking water source near Shanghai

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan A leak from a zinc and lead mine is threatening to contaminate Qiandao Lake, a famous resort near Shanghai and a major source of drinking water. The accident happened at noon on Thursday when pipes under a waste-water treatment pool, owned by the Hangzhou Qiandao Lake Mine Products Company, cracked after becoming blocked due to heavy rain. Part of the pool collapsed, ...

  4. A towering symbol of excess and waste

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of excess and waste at a time when we least need it. Like Hong Kong, Dubai markets itself as a regional financial centre and tourist destination. To draw business, it has opted for gimmicks ... much office space- a situation unlikely to change any time soon- it is a waste of resources. There can be no bigger slap in the face to those concerned about our carbon footprint. Competition ...

  5. A Sigg in time

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... being built in Hong Kong, Shanghai [and] Beijing. This is a moment to be involved. This is a moment to make a decision.' The Sigg Collection, which contains more than 2,000 pieces including ...

  6. Don't waste chance for power sector reform

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reform. This may be the simplest route, but taking it would be a wasted opportunity. Hong Kong is a small but mature economy and is well able to handle a mild dose of reform that promises ...

  7. Concern at lack of details on waste disposal deal

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there are not enough reclamation projects. To minimise the generation of construction waste, charges have been imposed on waste dumping since January last year. The charge to transport a tonne to the mainland ...

  8. Boycott threat over cost of waste disposal

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the disposal of Hong Kong's construction waste on the mainland, accusing the government of hiding the true cost of the scheme. Prospective bidders for the tender said that Taishan- the city which has agreed to take the waste- required that the winning contractor pay for the basic infrastructure at the reclamation site. However, these requirements were not in the tender, they said. ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Great leap backwards a dismal waste While browsing the website of Waste Management World, we noticed that New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a Request for Proposals to build a waste-to-energy facility. Private-sector firms have been asked to submit plans for a pilot facility using reliable, cost-effective, sustainable and environmentally sound waste-to-energy technology, which ...

  10. From tots to toilets, author ensures you waste no more Sundays

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... of wasting their Sunday. I thought I could have a little book which would take away their fear,' she said. Embarking on the project three years ago, she set herself a target of producing ...




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