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Billionaire Chen Guangbiao promotes plan for bottled air by smashing e-bicycles

Billionaire Chen Guangbiao promotes plan for bottled air by smashing e-bicycles

Headline-grabbing billionaire Chen Guangbiao appeared on mainland television at the weekend with a sledgehammer and a new business plan: selling air.

Monday, 13 August, 2012, 9:00am

Network plans to recycle unused food to the needy

Secondary school students, new immigrant mothers, community food banks and NGOs have banded together to form a food donation network targeting Hong Kong's supermarkets and food manufacturers, with the aim of helping redistribute unused food to the city's needy.

The 12 participating groups of the Food Donation Alliance are committed to promoting 'food recycling'.

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Want to live longer? Sit up straight and pay attention

Computer Ergonomics 99 US cents (for iPhone and iPad) Rating 8/10

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Cosmetics with a conscience

As consumers look beyond sales counter and consider the social and environmental impact of the beauty industry, pressure is mounting on players to deliver products that promote personal grooming with a conscience.

8 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

A wealth of ideas as The Space exhibits a British designer's thinking on China

When it rains, as they say, it pours; and we aren't just talking about the recent weather in Hong Kong. Locally-based British designer Michael Young's recent streak of productivity is dizzying - with the launch of a solo show, his first design book works in China and, last but not least, becoming a father.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Jockey Club greens up the valley by recycling betting slips

How green was our Valley? Not green enough by half, with race-goers discarding millions of betting slips every year at the Happy Valley and Sha Tin racecourses.

6 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Buying into the idea

Small- and medium-sized enterprises, participating in the Hong Kong Green Awards 2010 green Purchasewi$e awards, demonstrated that formulating and implementing green purchasing policies are integral parts of their activities.

10 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Helping the poorest of the poor

Every night, while most of us are asleep, 80-year-old Hui Taz rummages through the city's rubbish, desperate to eke out a living.

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Breeding pigs will help to deal with Hong Kong's food waste

Nobody can be pleased to read that 40 per cent of landfill is made up of waste food ('Food waste from HK businesses shoots up', October 27). Landfills and expensive incineration are not the answer for dealing with this.

2 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

All this waste for recycling and there is nowhere to take it in Hong Kong

I refer to the letter by Charlie Lee ('Citizens must change their approach and recognise the need to recycle', October 24). I agree that incinerators could be considered as a possible way forward in Hong Kong; however, this does not deal with the problem.

31 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

How would you deal with an old pile of Young Post?

Elizabeth Pong, 14, St Stephen's Girls' College

Since my dream job is to become a journalist, I would cut out all the good articles first. Then I would have fun with the word puzzles and the comics. I would also use the paper to make paper planes. In the end, I would do what any eco-friendly citizen would do - put the pile of Young Post in the recycling bin.

28 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Wishing for a cleaner Hong Kong

I hope to see some improvement in the city's environment.

The biggest problem is the air pollution, which affects people's health. Pollution is actually visible, and people cover their noses and mouths to avoid breathing in the dust and fumes from cars.

28 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Extend glass recycling initiative to the whole of Hong Kong

I refer to the report ('Campaign to increase glass recycling', June 28).

I am an avid proponent of all aspects of recycling. Coming from Europe, where they recycle everything from glass, to paper, to cans, and even to corks from wine bottles, I am used to sorting my garbage.

I am curious as to why Hong Kong does not recycle more?

12 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Logging threatens planet

Solid wooden furniture and floors are a feature in many Hong Kong homes. This fondness for wood has contributed to the growing problem of deforestation, and this problem is particularly serious in Asia.

Malaysia and Indonesia are leading exporters of wood that has been harvested in their forests. But a lot of this logging is illegal.

6 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Recycler eyes HK$780m in offering

Chiho-Tiande Group, a mainland mixed-metal scrap recycler, plans to raise up to HK$780 million through a Hong Kong initial public offering that kicks off today.

28 Jun 2010 - 12:00am