More than 150 volunteers from the Hong Kong-based NGO Ecovision Asia removed 217 bags of plastic pellets and assorted rubbish from Big Wave Bay beach yesteday.Monday, 13 August, 2012, 10:23am
A ship's lost cargo has locals worried about the quality of the city's fish.
Several restaurant owners have decided to import fish from outside Hong Kong after local fish farmers reported that small amounts of plastic pellets were found in Ma Wan and Cheung Sha Wan fish culture zones. Local wet markets has also seen a drop in fish sales.15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm
There is no greater worry than fear of the unknown. Snow-like piles of plastic pellets washing up on beaches may not seem something to be feared, but the uncertainty of their impact on the environment, sea life, animals and the food chain are another matter.15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm
Government pledges on the spill of 150 tonnes of plastic pellets during Typhoon Vicente did little to ease the fears of Hongkongers yesterday.
It said it would keep the public up to date about the clean-up operation on beaches and post the results of tests on fish online.15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm
The health and environment ministers vowed to improve procedures yesterday in the face of mounting criticism of the government's delayed response to the waves of plastic pellets washed onto Hong Kong's shores following Severe Typhoon Vicente two weeks ago.15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm
Hundreds of volunteers yesterday helped clear up the mass of plastic pellets washed ashore on Discovery Bay's beaches in the wake of Typhoon Vicente two weeks ago.
For their part, environmental groups called for quicker action from the government.15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm
Discovery Bay has been left with an unwanted reminder of Typhoon Vicente in the form of millions of raw plastic pellets blown off a ship.29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
You've heard the old joke, 'waiter, there's a fly in my soup!' Well, it was a case of 'waiter, there's a bullet in my duck' recently at the French haute cuisine restaurant Caprice.11 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
A rise in the number of shootings in Japan has opened a new discussion on gun ownership - even though the weapons being fired are nothing more than air guns.
In the latest incident on Tuesday night, a 47-year-old man was arrested in the central Japanese town of Kyotanabe for repeatedly firing an air rifle at houses and cars.13 Oct 2005 - 12:00am
Those war-gaming louts who have invaded our tranquil country parks have clearly gone out of control. These weekend warriors presumably know no other way to work off their aggression and weekday frustration than to don camouflage uniforms, paint their faces with imitation mud and carry menacing fake firearms.8 Oct 2005 - 12:00am