The global factory farming industry means that millions of animals are raised for food in what can only be described as inhumane conditions. Similarly, the fur industry has a brutal track record and it prefers to keep consumers uninformed about how that divinely soft pelt on a designer coat, or the fluffy fur trim on a new jacket, was manufactured.Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 1:42am 3 comments
In our continued attempt to reduce our city's energy consumption, Hong Kong's environment minister Wong Kam-sing said last month that the government is moving forward on the phasing out of incandescent light bulbs.5 Apr 2013 - 3:02am
A study by the University of Hong Kong has revealed how serious a problem light pollution has become in Hong Kong. The worst reading taken by the survey team at the Space Museum in Tsim Sha Tsui was "1,200 times the International Astronomical Union standard".31 Mar 2013 - 2:08am 5 comments
The superb award-winning film Amour now showing here made me think of two things. First, that life for too many of Hong Kong's elderly is no bed of roses because, despite being one of the richest places in Asia, the government here is not doing enough to care properly for its aged and ageing population.24 Mar 2013 - 4:49am 13 comments
Parallel-goods trading is a controversial topic and a practice condemned by many people. However, I think it is beneficial to Hong Kong to some extent.17 Mar 2013 - 2:21am 1 comment
Fears over mercury risk unfounded
I refer to the letter from Lam Wai-leung ('Incandescent bulb ban is a bad idea', September 15).28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Hong Kong Disneyland plans to phase out energy-wasting and non-environmental lighting fixtures.
Workers have completed a three-month project to replace 9,000 incandescent light bulbs on the rooftops of the theme park's two hotels.29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
No exemptions in consumer law
The aim of expanding the consumer protection law is to penalise businesses that mislead or unfairly treat people.
One issue is whether professions such as doctors and lawyers should be excluded from the expanded law.12 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
The West's rush for energy-efficient light bulbs may well be helping the environment in the developed world, but it is having dire consequences for the Chinese involved in their production. Poor conditions at mines and in cost-cutting factories is exposing workers to life-threatening health risks.25 May 2010 - 12:00am
Compact fluorescent light bulbs use only 20 to 30 per cent of the energy required for a normal incandescent light bulb.
They are more expensive, but on the plus side they last a lot longer. In ideal circumstances, a CFL can last up to 15 times longer than a normal light bulb.
In reality, though, this is seldom the case.23 Mar 2010 - 12:00am