Letters to the Editor, October 5, 2012

Children's welfare should come first in any divorce. Photo: AFP

Stark omission in air pollution measures

Friday, 5 October, 2012, 1:46am

Briefs, October 1, 2012

The explosion in Himeji, Japan, killed a fireman. Photo: AFP

Diaper shortage feared after Japanese blast

1 Oct 2012 - 4:42am

Japan chemical plant blast may threaten diaper supply

Smoke rises from a chemical plant in Himeji city, Hyogo prefecture, as firefighters arrive at the scene on Saturday. Photo: AFP

An explosion at a large Japanese chemical plant has sparked fears of a global shortage of disposable diapers, a report said on Sunday.

A tank at chemical producer Nippon Shokubai’s factory in Himeji city, Hyogo prefecture, exploded on Saturday, killing a firefighter and injuring 35 other emergency service workers who responded to a callout, the fire service said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Puppy diaper company hopes to clean up at fair

For busy animal lovers they could be just the thing - puppy diapers and organic toiletries for pets.

These are among the products on show at the annual Hong Kong Houseware Fair, which opened yesterday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

How to change the world one diaper at a time

I am staring intently at a shelf full of well-known, brand-name products, wondering what to buy. I've been here before, deliberating between Diesel and 7 For All Mankind, Gap and Banana Republic. But now, thanks to being a new mum, the only contest I am really interested in is Huggies versus Pampers.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Mother knows best

Having a first child is a significant turning point in a person's life. Suddenly, the environment and the world around them have new implications. When they throw their plastic in the bin rather than recycle, or run the tap while brushing their teeth, they have to consider how these mundane acts can affect their child's future.

30 May 2009 - 12:00am

Baby boy dumped

Police are searching for the parents of a baby boy abandoned in Tsuen Wan. The infant, estimated to be five to 21 days old, was found at the staircase of a residential block in Sha Tsui Road at about 4.50pm on Monday. He was found in a blue jacket, wrapped in a pink blanket and placed beside a plastic bag containing baby clothes, diapers and feeding bottles, police said.

1 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Hengan aims to boost capacity

Personal hygiene products company Hengan International Group aims to reduce outsourcing and achieve higher margins by raising its production capacity after recording a 51 per cent jump in net profit to $450.2 million for last year.

22 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Bare bottom line

China's toddlers are facing a class divide. Traditionally accepted open seat pants are now facing extinction, according to an Associated Press report.

17 Sep 2003 - 12:00am


Today is Mother's Day. What, if anything, are you doing for your mum today?


11 May 2003 - 12:00am

Reusable nappies better for the environment

This is the last day of Real Nappy Week, organised to highlight the advantages of using reusable nappies.

29 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Cheap but effective nappies not to be sniffed at

Parents could save nearly $11,000 by using cheaper nappies throughout their baby's infancy, according to the Consumer Council.

A study of 22 brands found few differences in the quality and hygiene of disposable nappies, but a variation in price of more than $2 per nappy between the cheapest and most expensive brands.

13 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Hengan International performs strongly on its debut

Hengan International, which makes sanitary napkins and disposable baby diapers, performed strongly on its debut yesterday with its share price reaping a gain of 21.42 per cent.

The stock closed at $3.40, compared with its issue price of $2.80. Turnover was heavy at 99.9 million shares worth $328.06 million.

9 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Designer's pin secures prize

One month of hard work and research on baby products won Lee Wai Lee Technical Institute student Ann Chan Man-ying the Judges' Award in this year's Corporate Identity Design Competition.

Ann stretched her imagination and attached a safety pin onto an invitation card envelope. 'I wanted to create the impression of a diaper,' she explained.

12 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

It's not easy being green in a nappy

EVERYBODY loves a baby, but committed greenies may be forgiven for torn emotions when they consider an infant's impact on the environment.

One sweet little baby produces a stinking 1.5 tonnes in disposable nappies by the time it reaches age three, according to Canadian research.

5 Jul 1993 - 12:00am