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  1. Zijin shares fall as probe points to breaches in waste water discharge

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... excessive waste water to be discharged directly into the Ting River. It also emerged that shoddy work had been observed in various facilities of the Zijinshan copper mine in Shanghang county, ... An 'illegal man-made pipe' connected the No6 leakage observation well and the flood discharge channel, allowing waste water to be discharged directly into the river, the department said. ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tighter emission controls for cars and enforcing a strict 'no engine idling' policy. Reuse: reuse old newspaper as creative gift wrapping; reuse old plastic containers for spices or even as drink containers. Recycle: while this third 'R' is self-explanatory, the Hong Kong government does not have the capability to recycle plastic containers (as the government may lead ...

  3. It may be 365 metres long but container giant can outrun pirates

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So When it comes to container ships, big is better- weather permitting. Just ask Pierre Gilles Coat, the master of the new flagship container vessel that French shipping company ... of a big ship is bad weather. Since the advent of container trade between Seattle and Alaska in 1951, container ships have grown steadily bigger in response to the surge in demand for shipping ...

  4. Public should prepare for waste disposal charge, minister warns

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hongkongers should expect to be charged for waste disposal as a way of encouraging recycling, the environment minister warned yesterday. Edward Yau Tang-wah said the 49 per ... that level. 'If we want to go further, we need to start discussing a waste charge based on volume. 'This might be controversial but overseas experiences show it will be difficult to reduce ...

  5. Diners support plan to cut food waste by 15pc

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee More than 100 corporations and government departments are joining a campaign to reduce food waste by cutting two courses from their Lunar New Year banquets. Campaign organiser Friends of the Earth said having two fewer courses at banquets would cut food waste by 15 per cent. It is urged people to bring food boxes to banquets and take home any leftovers. So far, 81 ...

  6. Lawmakers, greens find five ways to curb waste

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Green groups and several lawmakers have come up with an action plan to reduce by two-thirds the amount of solid waste produced in the city by 2022. The action plan aims to cut the 9,000 tonnes of solid waste generated each day to 3,000 tonnes by then. It was devised by 19 groups and individuals- including Green Sense, Green Power, Greeners Action, WWF and lawmakers Tanya ...

  7. 17 water polluters get 'yellow cards'

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... for environmental protection, while others discharged waste water without treatment. Environmentalists say enforcement of environmental laws remains lax because economic development and local protectionism takes precedence. State media says about 80 per cent of Shanghai's water comes from the polluted Huangpu, which winds through the city. Officials say local seafood contains toxins ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... away with inciting violence. Peter Lok, Heng Fa Chuen Time to tax city's waste While Hong Kong is becoming more economically successful internationally, the rapid growth of its population is causing environmental problems that damage the image people have of Hong Kong. As previous correspondents have pointed out, the imposition of waste disposal charges in the city would be a feasible ...

  9. What a load of rubbish

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Hong Kong's cast-away culture is putting the city's landfill sites under pressure, but waste experts and green groups have yet to find a viable solution, Hannah Lee reports Han ... compacted and then hoisted onto the deck of the Lai Wan ('Beautiful Bay'), a small container ship. At 4am, the Lai Wan sets sail for the Nim Wan landfill, in New Territories West, with 130 ...

  10. WWF's new face in HK urges shoppers to join fight against waste

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... promotion with environment undersecretary Dr Kitty Poon Kit and the fund's director of conservation, Dr Andy Cornish. Tse (pictured) urged shoppers to join her fight against waste. 'I refused to have shark's fin soup at my wedding banquet three years ago. I stopped eating Norwegian salmon and other endangered species,' she said. 'I taught my son not to waste ...




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