Thursday morning will be kicked off as a day of pondering about plastics in Hong Kong with Asia Society’s second annual Plasticity Forum.Wednesday, 5 June, 2013, 7:22pm
The whale, washed up last year on a beach in Andalusia, had over 17kg of garbage blocking its stomach, including 30 square metres of plastic sheeting, said Renaud de Stephanis, a marine biologist at the Donana Biological Station, run by the Spanish National Research Council.9 Mar 2013 - 3:31am
Paco Rabanne may have pioneered the space-age look back in the 1960s (see page 6), but today's designers are reinterpreting his legacy in a more wearable way. Star Trek outfits are long gone and in their place are minimalist cuts, technical fabrics and cool finishes.20 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Time to halt the plastic menace
If you search for 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch' on Google, you will find a lot of photos showing the ocean full of plastic waste.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a place in the central north Pacific Ocean where waste collects owing to ocean currents. This shows just how dangerous plastic can be to the environment.18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
All retailers should be subject to the same plastic bag levy in the interest of fairness and to avoid potential legal challenges, environment officials told lawmakers yesterday.29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Your editorial ('The shame lines on our beaches', November 6) touches on the crux of the trashed beaches issue - discarded plastic.17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
If your school is looking for a green project, consider collecting plastic waste and turning it into usable materials. You can do this with the help of Yan Oi Tong EcoPark Plastic Resources Recycling Centre (YOT PRRC).3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Most people favour extending the levy on plastic bags, which they believe has been effective in curbing abuses, the environment minister says.
Edward Yau Tang-wah was speaking at the end of a three-month consultation yesterday in which more than 1,000 submissions were received on a proposal to extend the 50 HK cents levy from major chains to all 60,000 retailers.17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
The chemical compound DEHP at the centre of a recall of drinks from Taiwan will not be completely banned from Hong Kong, the Health Secretary told a food safety symposium yesterday.
Accumulated intakes of DEHP may cause cancer and affect liver, kidney and reproductive systems and is already strictly prohibited as a direct additive to food or drinks.2 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
The plastic shopping bag levy will be expanded to all of the city's 60,000 shops, who will be allowed to keep the fee instead of giving it to the government.19 May 2011 - 12:00am
All 60,000 Hong Kong retailers should join an expanded plastic bag levy scheme that would also cover bags without handles, such as those provided in supermarkets to pack food.
But instead of paying the 50 cents- a-bag levy to the government - which netted the government HK$25 million last year - the retailers should keep the money.18 May 2011 - 12:00am
Most customers of newspaper stalls - 69 per cent in a survey by a green group, an increase from 55 per cent in a 2008 poll - say the stalls should stop using plastic bags.14 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
For the past 25 years I have visited Hong Kong on business (in the packaging sector) and for pleasure.
On my last visit I read, with increasing bewilderment, of the discussion on increased waste levels and landfill requirements in the city.10 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
CLP Power is encouraging its contractors to go green, saying it does not hurt the bottom line.
The company, which provides power to Kowloon and the New Territories, has piloted several eco-friendly measures in the past two years and now plans to implement them for all its projects.30 Jun 2010 - 12:00am