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Glass Bottles

Talking points

he Legislative Council's panel on environmental affairs meets to discuss the public consultation on a producer-responsibility scheme for glass drink bottles.

Monday, 22 April, 2013, 1:58am

Briefs, March 3, 2013

A 74-year-old man in an infirmary ward in Pok Oi Hospital in Yuen Long, where some patients are infected with human metapneumovirus, has a fever and respiratory problems.

3 Mar 2013 - 5:14am

Letters to the Editor, March 2, 2013

I disagree with the letters by Cherry Yau ("Containers are not suitable living spaces", February 26) and Lau On-yin ("Another from of substandard housing", February 26).

2 Mar 2013 - 3:30am

Government unveils plan for HK$1 recycling levy on glass bottles

People would need to pay a recycling levy on water and fruit juices sold in glass bottles, not just bottled beers and wine, under a government proposal. Under the plan - unveiled by the Environment Bureau yesterday for a three-month public consultation - about 1,700 importers and distributors will be subject to a levy based on either the volume or number of bottles involved.


8 Feb 2013 - 5:18am 1 comment

Hong Kong considers mandatory glass recycling legislation

The government is considering legislation to make glass recycling mandatory, the environment minister said yesterday.

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said the legislation would target mainly wine and other beverage bottles.

6 Jan 2013 - 4:06am 1 comment

Lamma volunteers make floundering recycling scheme a success

Every week, restaurants and bars on Lamma Island dispose of hundreds of glass bottles, which make their way to a recycling booth - but it is volunteers, rather than paid workers, who are delivering the bottles.

29 Dec 2012 - 4:17am

Government must start glass recycling

I read an article regarding glass recycling in Hong Kong and it really blew my mind. It said only 3 per cent of glass bottles were recycled and that the government doesn't pay attention to this problem, refusing subsidies for glass recycling volunteers.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:06am

Where the middle class reach for a glass

Ten years ago, Martin Lee, an engineer in Guangzhou, would never have imagined spending 680 yuan (HK$828) on a bottle of cabernet sauvignon. Today, he drinks at a members-only wine club in the blossoming Zhujiang New Town. The price tag? A lifetime fee of 300,000 yuan. Lee is not alone: he is part of a growing middle class on the mainland that is roughly the population of the entire US.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Students throw away lots of plastic bottles

Students throw away an estimated 20 million plastic water bottles every year. That is equivalent to the area of 16 football fields.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

COOL stuff

Wine is so sensitive that it doesn't like being bottled. It can close down temporarily, immediately after the stress of being moved from its barrel or tank - the so-called 'bottle shock'.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am