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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

Local organisations team up with Yan Oi Tong in recycling

Every one has a role to play in protecting the environment. Three organisations have taken the initiative to work with Yan Oi Tong (YOT) - a community charity that helps the aged and young people - over the recycling of waste.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Recycle

Putting a spin on bins

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Problem solved in spirit of co-operation

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited, known throughout the city as Hactl, describes itself as 'the world's leading international air cargo terminal operator'.

The claim of world domination may seem exaggerated for a company with only one operation, at its home base at Hong Kong International Airport.

4 Dec 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

The No 1 position that is nothing to be proud of

Being ranked number one globally is a great achievement in some disciplines; but taking top slot as the world's most wasteful society is not one of them. It should spur us to take a hard look at our habits, and make amends for the sake of our planet, the community and, of particular concern for our city, the three rapidly diminishing landfills.

27 Oct 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

Eco Park can give much-needed boost to HK's recycling industry

I support the charity Yan Oi Tong's involvement in the Eco Park in Tuen Mun.

I think by doing this the charity can help highlight the importance of recycling in Hong Kong.

Citizens can support the charity's efforts since the recycled material will come from 70 facilities that are run by Yan Oi Tong, such as community centres, schools and health clinics.

16 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

NGOs to get funds to run recycling plants

Two NGOs would receive funding to run recycling plants at the Eco Park in Tuen Mun under a scheme to help the industry weather the economic turmoil, a government source said yesterday.

This was one of the measures proposed by the Taskforce on Economic Challenges yesterday to develop the environmental industry as a new pillar of the economy.

23 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Green means clean

Students at SKH Fung Kei Millennium Primary School have cleaned up in an environment contest by turning used oil into soap.

The Primary Six students were one of the winning groups in the senior primary section of Disney's Environmentality Challenge.

2 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

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Paying the price for credit spending

There have been many reports about university students getting into serious debt. I think there are several reasons for these problems.

These days everyone is obsessed with shopping and it is very easy to find and buy goods online.

26 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Formula for success

Entrepreneur turns small ideas into profitable ventures

Managers and business leaders often conjure up a grand vision and talk in terms of globalisation, worldwide networks and fantastical rates of growth, and then try to dream up a strategic plan to make it all come true.

3 May 2008 - 12:00am

Saving the planet

Imaginative eco-friendly apartments are an attraction for young expats

Ambitious entrepreneurs should know that entering the serviced apartment market is not as simple as renovating a property and advertising it.

The full story involves a to-do list only the diligent can complete on time, especially when trying to be eco-friendly.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

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