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  1. Rubbish rules

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... Mutsuko Murakami Despite its apparently wasteful consumption, Japan may be a pioneer in Asia in household waste recycling. Following new rubbish segregation rules, people are quickly ... It's not as if things were simple before. We had to split our waste into flammable and inflammable items for collectors who come on different days of each week. Cans, glass bottles, plastic ...

  2. Fill bad factor

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... is rubbish piled four storeys high. When the rubbish containers arrive, they're dumped into one or more pits, each the size of a football pitch. Once filled, the waste is covered with earth ... It goes to a landfill, like everyone else's. Each night, the Leung family's waste is loaded into a truck for a one-hour drive to a vast West Kowloon transfer station in Lai Chi Kok. ...

  3. Proposed waste levy will not bother rich but will hurt families on low incomes

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Friends of the Earth has suggested a charge per bag of refuse of HK$1.30 under a proposed waste levy. The green group estimates this would come to about HK$40 a month for a typical family. ... is that there is no mention of different kinds of waste attracting different rates. There is a failure to offer people the incentives to become more environmentally friendly. Suppose Family A only discards ...

  4. Vending machine 'eggs' wasteful, says YWCA

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The YWCA yesterday urged young people to reduce waste by not buying surprise toy 'eggs' from vending machines, after a survey found that over 1,200 of 2,540 youngsters routinely bought them. Half of the buyers said they threw away the oval plastic containers, while 20 per cent even threw out the toys inside. No shop recycled the waste, the YWCA said. ...

  5. Mall joins campaign to reduce waste

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Rebecca Tsui The government and local green groups are organising activities to help reduce festive waste. According to Green Power, millions of mooncake containers are disposed of every year after the Mid-Autumn Festival. This year, East Point City has joined hands with the Environmental Protection Department to launch a mooncake container collection campaign. From now until ...

  6. Mooncake box initiative a chance not to be wasted

    Posted Mar 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... residents buy millions of tins of the Mid-Autumn Festival treat. The packaging- metal containers, with paper inserts and plastic knives included- all ends up in our over-burdened landfill sites. The fact that our rubbish dumps are filling up faster than they should and the government is considering incinerators and other drastic waste disposal options cannot be blamed on mooncake ...

  7. Shippers seek rate rise for waste paper

    Posted Apr 05th 2007, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Cosco Container Lines, Orient Overseas Container Line, NYK Line and seven other shippers plan to raise rates on containers carrying waste paper by at least 10 per cent, after ... containers, according to Mr Ng. The charge for westbound shipments such as waste paper is US$500 to US$600 per feu, much lower than eastbound shipments, imposing a drag on shipping lines' ...

  8. Minimise Waste

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

    ... location/containers to reduce wastage; adopt proper separation of waste for reuse/recycling/disposal; allocate storage area for sorted materials such as metal, concrete, timber, plastics, bricks and tiles; ... Take into account your long-term requirements during the design stage and choose long-lasting materials Minimise generation of construction waste by working closely with your contractor ...

  9. Incentive possible for waste plan

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... - including racks, bins and bags - will be placed on each floor of commercial or factory buildings to collect waste paper, metal containers, plastic containers and other recyclables. Guidelines ... Ng Kang-chung Managers of industrial and commercial buildings could be offered financial incentives to join a waste-separation scheme to be launched later this year, according ...

  10. Plan to make user pay for e-waste

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... contained in a consultation document on the handling of electronic waste. The long-awaited consultation is the second phase of the Environment Bureau's efforts to implement producer ... with electronic waste, excessive packaging, rubber tyre waste and beverage containers through financial incentives or disincentives. The latest e-waste scheme, however, is unlikely to come into effect ...




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