Bag for Life
Exemption rules for the extended plastic bag levy scheme contain a flaw that could allow abuse, green critics said.Wednesday, 23 November, 2011, 12:00am
In 'Bags pile up despite fee' (Young Post, May 16), Cheung Chi-fai reported that after the levy on plastic bags was introduced, the number of reusable bags being dumped rose sharply.8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
The number of plastic bags in landfills is down only slightly since the 50-cent levy was introduced in 2009. But there has been a sharp rise in reusable bags being dumped.16 May 2011 - 12:00am
The number of plastic bags used by shoppers is going up, despite two years of a campaign to encourage people to shun them, a survey has found.
The results led green activists to accuse consumers of 'more talk than action' in the drive to reduce the number of bags.14 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Supermarket chain has reversed its green plastic bag policy after just a few days because of complaints
Environment chief, Edward Yau Tang-wah has expressed his regret at the scrapping of ParknShop's 'no plastic bag' policy, saying it was a pity the well-intentioned campaign had crumbled.28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
Last week in this column, the Plastic Bag Manufacturers Association argued against the proposed 50 cents levy on plastic bags given out by supermarkets. Today, Michelle Au Wing-tsz of the Friends of the Earth says the levy isn't perfect but is an important step forward.13 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
BEGINNING this Sunday, more than 100 newspaper stalls will help reduce the over-use of plastic bags in Hong Kong by joining a campaign launched by Green Sense.
Hong Kong people are notorious for overusing plastic bags. According to a government estimate, the city uses and throws away at least 33 million plastic bags a day.26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
A campaign to encourage food market shoppers to use fewer plastic bags has reduced their use by 9.3 per cent in 28 food markets since mid-1996, the Consumer Council said.14 Jan 1997 - 12:00am
I REFER to the letter headlined, 'Bags of room', from Martha Day Boesel (South China Morning Post, September 6).
I agree with her that for environmental reasons, we should bring our own bags to a supermarket when we go shopping.
On television, government-sponsored adverts tell us that in less than one hour in a supermarket, 700 bags are given away.18 Sep 1995 - 12:00am
WELLCOME may start paying customers for not using plastic bags. If plans being considered go ahead, the store would 'pay' customers with coupons, stamps, or through a nominal refund.
The move is one of several the company is considering that might improve its 'greenness' rating.
While the chain mulls its options, we asked Hong Kong shoppers for their opinions.12 Jul 1995 - 12:00am
I WOULD like to give credit to the people behind the 'Bring Your Own Bag' campaign for their efforts in educating Hong Kong to become more environmentally friendly. However casual observation suggests they are not being very successful.17 Mar 1995 - 12:00am