Electronic Waste

Just 1pc of Hong Kong people recycle their old phones at recycling sites

Just 1pc of Hong Kong people recycle their old phones at recycling sites

Despite Hong Kong's reputation as one of the world's most tech-savvy cities, a mere 1 per cent of residents recycle their old phones at designated recycling sites.

Thursday, 23 August, 2012, 2:46am

Race trashed over poor recycling

Organisers of last week's Club Crew World Championship dragon boat races have been criticised for failing to offer sufficient recycling facilities - not least by a team who used recycling to pay their way to the event.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

Green groups criticised police for wasting tonnes of water to fill plastic barriers during Hu Jintao's visit to Hong Kong:

Cindy Cheung - Why am I not surprised? The Hong Kong government hardly ever sets a good example of conservation.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Government must do more to help kick-start troubled recycling sector

The government has not shown sufficient support for the recycling industry and a policy rethink is needed.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Cheung Chau residents will be affected

I refer to the letter by Elvis W.K. Au, of the Environmental Protection Department ('Incinerator will meet the world's most stringent green operating standards', April 10).

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Rocket science of solution to waste problem entails melding of minds

Edwin Lau Che-feng of Friends of the Earth ('Costly incinerator will be a waste of money', April 2), suggests that dealing with our waste problem is not rocket science. If it were that easy, a solution would be in place by now.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

User-pays rubbish scheme is fair

I read that Friends of the Earth proposed HK1.30 as the cost of disposing of a rubbish bag under a government waste-charging scheme, amounting to HK$40 a month for a typical family (SCMP, March 23). But is this fair?

It is not fair if the levy is too high for poor families. The government will also be making extra money.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Incinerator will meet the world's most stringent green operating standards

I refer to the article by Edwin Lau Che-feng, of Friends of the Earth ('Costly incinerator will be a waste of money', April 2).

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Waste not, want not

Hong Kong people love to be up to date with electronic gadgets, but this in turn creates a huge amount of electronic waste. Many people buy several gadgets a year and throw away the old ones without too much thought, making e-waste a bigger threat than ever to the environment.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Proposed waste levy will not bother rich but will hurt families on low incomes

Friends of the Earth has suggested a charge per bag of refuse of HK$1.30 under a proposed waste levy. The green group estimates this would come to about HK$40 a month for a typical family.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am


Officials neglect needs of the elderly

There has been a cross-party plea for the government to provide more subsidised residential-care services for elderly couples.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am


Use your head, not electronic devices

I think students are relying too much on calculators. When I went to primary school we had to work out the answers to maths problems using our brains. But now, at secondary school, we can use calculators. I admit it is sometimes necessary for very difficult calculations, but some students use them even for simple additions.

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Right choice

Why is Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah taking so long to roll out a legislative proposal on waste charging? After all, he's been the secretary for five years, charged with the priority task of tackling Hong Kong's mounting waste problems.

20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Let's talk trash


A public consultation on waste disposal in the city was launched on Tuesday. Two of the biggest questions up for debate are whether Hongkongers are willing to pay to have their rubbish dumped and what sort of charging system they will agree to.


12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Rubbish fee under review

The public will get to weigh in on a planned fee for rubbish disposal, when a consultation paper comes out for review this week.

In the paper, the government will explain how the fee for collecting and getting rid of rubbish would work. It is the latest plan to try to get residents to reduce waste. How much will be charged is uncertain.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am