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  1. Plastic bag tax just first step in waste disposal

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of plastic bottles, cups, spoons and styrofoam containers. Nor does it touch on the wider issue of recycling, which remains low in community consciousness. Glass bottles and cans are as problematic. ... for action. Waste disposal is a pressing issue, and getting all sectors of the community on board, from companies to consumers, so that we have an integrated approach is a matter of urgency. Refunds ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: dregs and the city

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am by Jason Wordie

    ... contains much that is commonplace in Hong Kong. But what are the broader allegories around what actually is unique to Hong Kong? Let's deconstruct one example. Yuanyang, a popular ... These days, food waste ends up in landfills; three generations ago, leftovers filled the stomachs of those unable to afford anything better. Hong Kong's people were so impoverished they readily ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    So near, yet so feared: a friend in need

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am by cecilie gamst berg

    ... chau") 1970s-technology waste incinerator right outside my window had been given the go-ahead to seek funding. I immediately went to Tung Chung to drown my sorrows (and offset future cancer) ... out and shot. Having contained only a toothbrush and some books when she arrived, it was now stuffed with food: fantastic chilli sauces in heavy jars, Hunan hams, mainland beers and lots ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING


    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by ATLANTIC

    ... Sally Brompton Sally Brompton Cancer (Jun 22- Jul 23) It’s time to get serious and do something about your cash-flow situation. No more excuses, no more papering over the cracks. The time has come to be objective and ruthless. Leo (Jul 24- Aug 23) It would help if you could learn to accept that some things never change. It will save you wasting time and energy on things over ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 22, 2014

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:25am by LETTERS

    ... enough sleep. They also have little time to rest because of the independent inquiry study. They are forced to waste a lot time and energy on the school-based assessment, which is compulsory. ...

  6. Container volumes up despite fears

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or size, which have a smaller impact on container volumes.' Separately, British waste-paper exporters said slowing demand from China coupled with higher freight prices had dampened the market and could hurt container volumes from Europe to Asia. Waste paper accounted for 21 per cent of containerised shipments to Asia, according to EU figures, while 34 per cent of the waste paper ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing should resist pressure to turn on the fiscal tap

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on corruption, which is blamed for the inaction of officials accustomed to the incentives of rewards from kickbacks and rent seekers. The priority now is to contain corruption while pushing through ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ta Kwu Ling landfill waste leaks into nearby rivers

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com The effluent from Ta Kwu Ling rubbish dump is likely to contain a high level of ammonia which is harmful to soil and crops, expert says Landfill's liquid waste leaks into city's rivers Effluent that might contain a high level of ammonia has leaked from a rubbish dump in North District into nearby rivers, contaminating water used ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Blue Notes: by Robin Lynam

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Robin Lynam

    ... Why?, still piercing- has taken the art of being a grumpy old man to an entirely new level. In poor health and with several wasted fortunes behind him, Baker likes to terrorise interviewers, ...

  10. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Russian billionaires fear more sanctions over downing of MH17

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 11:12pm by BLOOM

    ... served as a Soviet intelligence officer in London. "But in the 1980s, the two sides contained each other. Now we have a war, so it's worse." Watch: Obama: Putin must push ...




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