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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 an estimated 20 million plastic water bottles every year. That is equivalent to the area of 16 football fields.29 May 2012 - 12:00am
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