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  1. Plastic bag tax must be extended to all fast food outlets and stores

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in unnecessary waste. As Ms Mak (together with Michael Chan Yue-kwong, chairman of Cafe de Coral Holdings), has been in the eye of the storm of the minimum wage debate, why has Mr Yau not taken advantage of circumstances to promote a win-win situation? He could have linked savings achievable through waste reduction to balance extra costs incurred through the implementation of the minimum wage legislation. ...

  2. Containers back in demand as trade booms

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So This time last year, shipping containers cluttered docks everywhere as global trade dried up. Now, they are in demand as world shipping gets back to work. Prices of shipping containers have also surpassed pre-crisis levels, while leasing rates for the boxes have risen by a third this year. Shipping companies around the world are suffering from such a shortage ...

  3. We've been kept in dark over incinerator trials, say angry residents

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the burning of mud containing dioxin residue at the Chemical Waste Treatment Centre. A spokeswoman of the cement company confirmed that an incinerator built at the cement plant in Tuen Mun was ready ... it is due to start operations. A waste-to-cement incinerator has been lit and is ready to burn domestic waste under an unprecedented trial by Green Island Cement, a subsidiary of Cheung Kong ...

  4. Shipyards eye rebound in new orders

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... container ships, but declined to provide a figure for the number of contracts being negotiated. The plunge in shipping freight rates as well as credit tightening beginning in the fourth quarter ... however, will benefit from the recovery. Demand for Panamax vessels, used mainly to transport coal, and tankers will recover better than for container vessels, said Jack Xu, a transport analyst ...

  5. HK$25b price tag for new facilities to tackle waste

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Environmental officials put a price tag yesterday on their proposed solutions to Hong Kong's mounting waste problem: HK$25 billion to build new facilities ... of waste each day; two organic waste treatment facilities; and extending landfills in Tseung Kwan O, Tuen Mun and North District. The Environmental Protection Department provided no breakdown ...

  6. Helicopter firm offers to airlift dumped waste out of valley

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A helicopter services company wants to help clean up construction waste dumped in a remote valley stream near Ma On Shan Country Park- for free. Greg Ng, business ... removing waste with their bare hands. The offer comes as workers hired by the Lands Department have had an uphill task in the past two weeks to remove tonnes of waste illegally dumped at the site. ...

  7. Clean burning bio-diesel source under our noses

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

    ... Eric Ng Every day hundreds of tonnes of waste cooking oil, grease and animal fat are discarded by Hong Kong's 20,000-plus restaurants. The real waste is that it could be used as clean ... and cancer. But most of the material ends up in landfills. Waste oil and fat can be processed into bio-diesel, a fuel that is cleaner burning than fossil fuel diesel, with no sulphur and much lower ...

  8. Flushed with success

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be user-friendly, with fresh-water flushing, waste-hiding and hand-washing facilities. And, according to Mr Ranck, they should be attractive from the outside, so that people are not afraid to go in. Another ... support. 'Operators in Hong Kong are very good at safely removing human waste and transporting it to the government's treatment facilities,' Mr Ranck said. Mr Chan said specific ...

  9. Waste incineration to resume despite protests by green groups

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu A company has been given a temporary licence to burn 40 tonnes a day Hong Kong is to resume incinerating waste- six years after the last facility was closed. The Environmental ... to be built and approval sought from the Buildings Department, said company spokeswoman Vivian Kwok Man-chu. No incinerator has been used to burn waste since 1997. The government has been using ...

  10. Restarting project will waste too much time, say bidders

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The three contenders for the West Kowloon cultural hub say the bidding process should not be abandoned as restarting the project would waste too much time. They say the valuable site has been left idle for years and should not remain that way for the next decade. This is the first time the developers have expressed their stance on the project since Chief Secretary ...




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