Paper Recycling

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.

Saturday, 3 September, 2011, 12:00am

Restaurant napkins 'filthier than toilet paper'

A nationally televised programme to mark World Consumer Rights Day has exposed substandard napkins made of recycled paper including packaging for medicines and used books.

The annual show on China Central Television exposes a number of severe cases of fake or substandard products every year.

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Junk mail publishers please note: waste not, for we want not

A notice in the foyer of my apartment building triumphantly announces that 11,500 kilograms of paper, from all 6,000 households in Discovery Bay, were recycled up until August 2009 - 1.4 tonnes per month! The tagline on the notice says: 'Green Concept in Green City.'

21 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


Plant a slice of rainforest in the heart of our city

You recently reported that Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen - head of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority - had suggested planting vineyards in the area ('How about a vineyard, says wine lover', October 27).

4 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Rubbish crisis

Recyclers have asked for help as prices paid for waste paper have plummeted. Given scavengers' struggle to make ends meet, should the administration hand a lifeline to the flagging industry? Write to us.

30 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Incentive possible for waste plan

Managers of industrial and commercial buildings could be offered financial incentives to join a waste-separation scheme to be launched later this year, according to the Environmental Protection Department.

5 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Take action now to save the environment

Young children and teenagers must be taught the importance of protecting the environment.

At school, we have many ways of teaching children the message.

We teach the four 'R' s: reduce, reuse, recycle and replace.

We teach them to recycle paper by using a recycling bin.

17 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Dumping fees to be introduced at landfills

Companies are to be charged $125 a tonne for the waste they dump into landfills - giving the recycling industry a $200 million a year boost.

It is understood the Government has devised a method for collecting the controversial dumping fee, which they hope to introduce next year.

6 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Green Piece

Recycloman was introduced to Hong Kong on Wednesday, February 21 at the launch of Time to Recycle Company Ltd. The superhero of the emerging environmental movement, Recycloman is going to help the community learn more about the importance of recycling. He will visit school classrooms, be seen on TV and become part of a mass recognition campaign.

23 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Success of recycling strategy depends on estate residents

I would like to respond to the letter from Vivian Kwok, 'Government must adopt integrated recycling strategy' (South China Morning Post, February 2). Let me first thank Ms Kwok for her support of the waste-recycling campaign at housing estates and for her help in bringing to our attention problems concerning recycling bins.

16 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

No deviation

Our Assistant Secretary for Environment, Planning and Lands, Steve Barclay, is remaining true to Hong Kong's principles of free market economics by refusing subsidies to paper recyclers (report headlined, 'No subsidy for waste paper recyclers, says Government', South China Morning Post, December 2).

7 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Waste not

As if Hong Kong did not have enough pollution problems, now comes the additional headache of dealing with tonnes of waste paper piling up in schools and other collection points following the collapse of the local recycler, Concordia Paper.

28 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

More recycling baskets please

I consume a lot of paper everyday - I read two newspapers, one Chinese and one English, I often write letters and use memo pads to jot down notes. Every week I throw away a large pile of paper.

I really would like to see the paper recycled, so I tie it all up in the hope that the people who collect the rubbish in our building will take it to a recycling centre.

1 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Starlite earnings fall into the red

STARLITE Holdings has fallen into the red with losses attributable to shareholders of $4.99 million for the year to March.

The losses were primarily due to the delay in the completion of a pulp-moulding project and new business start-ups.

23 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Must push recycling message

I REFER to the letter headlined, ''Recycling policy inadequate'', from Michael Hill (South China Morning Post, March 3), concerning the recycling of materials.

I am delighted to see that the Government has recently advertised the idea of ''Bring Your Own Bag'', in order to promote fewer use of plastic bags.

10 Mar 1993 - 12:00am