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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

Letters

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

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