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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. Hong Kong soil tainted by electronic waste

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hazardous electronic waste stored for illegal re-export to the mainland has contaminated Hong Kong soil, Greenpeace activists say. An investigation by the environmental group last month found two out of three soil samples collected in Fanling and Pat Heung contained 51 milligrams and 142mg of lead in 1kg of soil. The sites housed large stockpiles of old televisions, ...

  3. 25 held in NT raids on illegal electronic waste recyclers

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Twenty-five suspected illegal workers were arrested yesterday in an operation against underground electronic waste recyclers suspected of contaminating soil and water ... tubes and circuit boards- all imported- to see whether they contained hazardous materials. Police said the layout of the plants, in remote Ta Kwu Ling, had posed a challenge. 'There ...

  4. Report on waste disposal is delayed

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... also called for introducing a domestic waste-disposal charge, based on the amount generated, to reduce the production of waste. Surcharges should also be imposed on products containing toxic ... Cheung Chi-fai The release of the consultation paper on solid waste treatment will be delayed by at least five months since more time is needed to prepare it, it was disclosed yesterday. ...

  5. Call to stop dumping of electronics waste

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While the electronic industry is the world's largest and fastest-growing manufacturing industry, has anyone realised the aftermath of this growth? E-waste is also the fastest-growing waste stream in the industrialised world. Worse still, poor nations have become dumping grounds for computer waste in the name of recycling. Why is this? And what can be done to get round ...

  6. The burning issue

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of waste by more than 80 per cent. However, the remaining 20 per cent is ash, which also contains fly ash that may become airborne, and is heavily contaminated. An incinerator is not as big ... Edwin Lau Incineration is an effective method which can be used to reduce the volume of waste by more than 80 per cent. It is, therefore, very tempting for the Hong Kong government ...

  7. Government plans to make e-polluters pay

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

    ... appliances. The proposal includes a ban on the disposal of such products at landfill sites, and an extra fee to be paid by customers for waste treatment. In future, a fee of up to HK$250 might ... to televisions, washing machines, refrigerators, air conditioners, as well as computers and computer products. Together these products account for 86 per cent of the total 'e-waste' generated ...

  8. Container volumes suffer as trade slows

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Lower trade growth caused by high unemployment in the United States and difficult economic conditions in Europe has hit container shipping lines, which have seen a steady fall in average container shipping rates over the past two months. One shipping industry group expects conditions for carriers, such as Orient Overseas Container Lines and Cosco Container Lines, to worsen ...

  9. Mild recovery as container volumes improve in Shanghai and Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih and Fulton Mak The mainland's two biggest ports, Shanghai and Shenzhen, saw container throughput improve last month from April, which analysts viewed as a mild recovery. ... in Shanghai, the world's second-biggest container port, dropped 12 per cent to 2 million teu. This was 2.5 per cent higher than April's 1.95 million teu and an improvement over the previous ...

  10. Outdated games consoles add to waste woes

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Addiction isn't the only negative side effect of the subculture surrounding electronic games- it has also led to a growing amount of electronic waste being disposed in the city, the green group Friends of the Earth has warned. Hardcore gamers tend to upgrade their consoles regularly, with a growing number having owned as many as six, the group says. One ...




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