Doing it by the book

If your book collection is threatening to take over every last inch of your shelving, perhaps it is time for a major review of how you display your tomes.

Friday, 27 January, 2012, 12:00am

This week we test: face blotting paper

When your T-zone starts to shine, wipe with these oil-absorbing sheets to restore freshness and make your make-up last longer.

Jill Stuart Blotting Paper

(HK$130/ 70 sheets)

It's pretty inside and out, with a pink fabric case and the brand's logo printed on the thin sheets of paper, which contain oil-absorbing powder, plus a proper mirror.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Make an effort to support recycling

The ushering in of a recycling culture in Hong Kong is, naturally, regarded as primarily the responsibility of the government. But there are choices we can all make which will help.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Bright kite

What you'll need:

Construction Paper Tissue Paper Crepe Streamers Scissors Glue Hole Puncher


1. Cut half circles out of crepe paper.

2. On the long side of the paper, glue a row of scales, slightly overlapping each other.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Paper trail

The first newspaper office I worked in was a firetrap. In those days of typewriters and teleprinters, paper was piled high on desks, stuffed to overflowing in filing cabinets, layered on floors and tumbling out of rubbish bins. When the first computer showed up a year or so later, talk began that one day in the not-too-distant future, the working environment would be paperless.

14 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Half of traders cheat scavengers

How heavy is a pile of scrap paper? It all depends, as those involved in the recycling industry at its most basic level know, how much water has been sprayed on it to make it heavier and how much the scales of the receiving shops have been rigged.

3 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: recycling

31 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Waste recyclers plan protest as some exporters halt collections

Hong Kong waste recyclers are threatening to stage a slow-drive protest on Monday to urge the government to offer more help to the flagging industry after some waste paper exporters halted collections.

29 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Marital advice sheds a new light on toilet paper

Police work is stressful and dangerous. It can put a heavy strain on married life. This, presumably, is why the force has been engaging the services of the Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council to help out married officers. A recent family life education course run by the council's Fok Yuk-lin for officers gives some intriguing examples to spice up marriages under stress.

10 May 2008 - 12:00am

Surreal Narratives

Mudasser Manzoor's surrealistic Pakistani miniature-style paintings on modern themes, with gold and silver on wasli paper. Today-tomorrow, 11am-6pm, Experimental Gallery, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 9674 7726. Ends tomorrow

29 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

A few words on paper

We are surrounded by paper. We use tonnes of it every day. You are probably holding something made from paper in your hand at the moment. Paper is a natural resource and it should be valued. Save paper! Don't throw it away!

Paper verbs and phrases

Select the correct meanings of these verbs and phrases.

1. To paper over the cracks

24 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Nine Dragons to invest 3b yuan in facilities for high-margin products

Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings), the mainland's biggest maker of containerboards, will invest up to three billion yuan in production facilities for wood pulp and liquid paper boards, which will be in commercial operation in 2010, company chairman Cheung Yan said yesterday.

22 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

China Sunshine Paper targets expansion to offset rising costs

China Sunshine Paper, the country's largest white top linerboard maker by output, will start selling shares to the public tomorrow as it seeks to raise as much as HK$745 million to expand production facilities.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

For the trendy spirits ...

In an industry that deals with death every day, Au Yeung Ping-chi's work is probably the most interesting and least spooky - he makes trendy paper products for the dead.

The custom of burning paper offerings can be traced back thousands of years on the mainland.

31 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Hengan posts 42pc rise in interim profit

Hengan International Group, a mainland maker of personal hygiene products, posted a net profit of HK$469.55 million for the first half, up 42.1 per cent from a year earlier, on strong demand for tissue paper and sanitary napkins. Turnover rose 34.6 per cent to HK$2.74 billion.

6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am