46pc use fewer plastic bags, green group survey finds Four out of 10 people now use fewer plastic bags, a Green Student Council survey shows ahead of today's first anniversary of No Plastic Bag Day. The green group, which launched the campaign on April 15 last year, interviewed 703 supermarket and convenience store customers in March and April. Forty-six per cent of respondents said they had used fewer plastic bags over the past year, while 40 per cent said their habits remained unchanged. It was estimated that each respondent used an average of 1.5 plastic bags each day Thirty-eight per cent believed they could further reduce the number of bags they used. Tourists held for alleged exhibition luggage theft Police arrested two male tourists from Venezuela for allegedly stealing luggage worth HK$400 from a booth at the electronics fair at the Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday. Officers were called in after a female exhibitor, 33, found that the luggage was missing from her booth. Security guards then caught the two men and recovered the stolen luggage. Last night, the two suspects, aged 32 and 33, were being questioned at Wan Chai police station. Allowance scheme extended The government will take a relaxed stance towards its new transport allowance scheme for low-income earners living in remote areas, Yuen Long District councilor Cheung Yin-tung said after meeting Stephen Fisher, secretary of the Commission on Poverty. Part-time workers with more than one employer, such as domestic helpers, can now apply for the HK$600 monthly allowance which will also be extended to people seeking work in neighbouring districts. Previously, the allowance was only to be offered to people working in urban districts. Search for 78-year-old A search has been launched in Sai Kung for 78-year-old Wai Yan-wah, who was last seen 10 days ago. Mr Wai, who has Alzheimer's disease, was reported missing on April 6, two days after he was last seen at his home in Sha Kok Mei village. Mr Wai is 1.6 metres tall, plump, with short, grey hair. He was wearing a dark jacket and brown slippers. Young cyclist injured A six-year-old boy was knocked off his bicycle by a private car and slightly injured in Tseung Kwan O in the second such incident in a week.