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Providing adequate recycling facilities far more effective than waste charges

With all the news about such issues as incinerators, landfills and excessive wastage, I am glad to see that someone is trying to move in the right direction [with proposed waste charges].

Wednesday, 18 January, 2012, 12:00am

Students can lead in reducing wastage

Hongkongers take material possessions for granted and generate a lot of rubbish. Our landfills are almost saturated, but residents oppose the extension of landfills.

I would like to suggest things students can do to cut down waste at school and at home.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Nothing goes to waste

Many of us want to live a more sustainable lifestyle and we are getting into the habit of recycling. But few of us really know how recycling works and how to do it well. Which plastics can we recycle? How do you recycle used cooking oil? What happens to food waste?

25 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Green vision for project on Lamma

The Baroque on Lamma project is an extremely good opportunity for private developers and the government to show they have learned something from environmentalists.

Being an environmentalist is not always about keeping everything like it was but rather ensuring the positive integration of humans and nature.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Everyone should try to 'reduce, reuse and recycle'

Embracing the concept that environmental issues are everyone's concern and the actions of a single individual can make a difference, the organisers of the International Coastal Cleanup Challenge suggest several ways to help protect the marine environment.

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am


Not convinced by 'long-lasting' light bulbs

Michael R. K. Mudd's letter about the need for Hong Kong to switch to using energy-saving light bulbs, at first glance, appears admirable ('We must opt for energy-saving light bulbs', December 27).

30 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

320 schools back green Christmas

Nearly 200,000 students from 320 schools are taking part in a green Christmas scheme organised by Green Sense this year, up from 200 last year. The scheme, in its third year, aims to teach children to reduce waste by implementing several measures, including reusing food containers, avoiding disposable tableware, making decorations from used cardboard and not preparing too much food.

20 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Anti-plastic bag levy lobby must learn to live in the 21st century

The anti-plastic-bag-levy gang is like a hollow drum: empty, but it assumes that, if it bangs on, it can rally support to its cause. Alex Tam ('Government's plastic bag levy is a regressive tax in disguise', July 15) and Alex Hung ('Environmentalists have forced through bill on plastic bags', July 25).

29 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Minimise Waste

Take into account your long-term requirements during the design stage and choose long-lasting materials

Minimise generation of construction waste by working closely with your contractor to:

reuse items such as hoardings, formwork and scaffolding;

use recyclable materials as far as possible;

21 May 2008 - 12:00am

How going green can save you money

Help the environment and balance your budget

Two things have happened recently that made me realise we are at the 'tipping point' of environmental awareness.

22 Jul 2007 - 12:00am