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The periled journeys toward a greener future

The Manila Times 23 Mar 2023
Despite the government's multi-prong approach to tackling waste problems, disposal of waste in Hong Kong has not been significantly reduced ... A survey was conducted in 2017 and discovered that about 13.8 million bags were distributed in one rainy season in Hong Kong ... Beatrice Siu, Greeners Action (Hong Kong).

EPAM Joins Drink Without Waste Initiative to Help Combat Hong Kong's Plastic Pollution Crisis

Victoria Advocate 16 Mar 2023
NEWTOWN, Pa., March 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong disposes of more than 2,300 tons of plastic waste a day, and with a low recycling rate of 11%, most of it goes into landfills, according to government figures.i EPAM Systems, Inc ... Hong Kong zero-COVID policies create mountains of plastic waste.

Businesses urged to separate waste as new regulations issued

RTE 16 Mar 2023
Businesses are being urged to separate all of their waste, following new regulations by the Department of the Environment, which were published earlier this month ... Commenting on the regulations, the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, who is currently on a visit to China and Hong Kong said.

City with world’s most expensive housing asks: what to do with 40,000 empty quarantine units?

CNN 12 Mar 2023
He sees the vacant camps as offering a litmus test of the government’s determination to act and has called for the units to be repurposed into social housing, arguing that it would be “very embarrassed if those containers are left vacant or wasted.” CNN has asked the Hong Kong government what it plans to do with the former quarantine camps.

Converting yard waste into resources

Hong Kong Standard 12 Mar 2023
Dickson Yan, a wood artist from Hong Kong, transforms yard waste handled by Y·PARK into unique wooden products and art pieces with skilful craftsmanship and creativity ... By recycling yard waste, he hopes he can play a part in promoting the importance of environmental protection.

Women are going gray; time to get over it

Taipei Times 11 Mar 2023
Despite highly visible examples of successful women who age gracefully, double standards prevail in many fields. By Andreea Papuc / Bloomberg Opinion. About 10 years ago, I decided to let my hair go gray. The reason was very simple ... I had two young children, and even with help at home — I was living in Hong Kong — that time felt wasted ... Illustration ... .

A light in the dark

China Daily 10 Mar 2023
Swinton found that the recycling rate for plastic waste — the second-largest category of municipal solid waste in Hong Kong — was low, at merely 6 percent in 2021, when 2,331 metric tons of plastic waste were disposed of at landfills daily, accounting for 21 percent of the total municipal solid waste discarded.

Women are going gray. Get over itAge discrimination is one of the last frontiers of ...

Deccan Herald 08 Mar 2023
About 10 years ago, I decided to let my hair go gray. The reason was very simple. I couldn’t be bothered spending all those hours at the hairdresser every three months or so. I had two young children, and even with help at home — I was living in Hong Kong — that time felt wasted. And ultimately, who really cared? I didn’t, my husband didn’t ... We all age.

Coca-Cola Hong Kong certified as a Great Place to Work®

Vietnam News 06 Mar 2023
HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 6 March 2023 - Coca-Cola Hong Kong today announced the company has been certified as a Great Place to Work®, validated by its employees ... Associates from Coca-Cola Hong Kong took part in beach cleaning to contribute to a World Without Waste.

Giant prefab boiler module arrives in I PARK1

Hong Kong Standard 03 Mar 2023
As Hong Kong’s first modern integrated waste management facility, I Park1 aims to reduce the waste bulk by 90 percent and turn waste into energy ... and carbon neutrality set out in the Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035 and Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050.

Customs seize harmful e-waste worth $12m

Hong Kong Standard 28 Feb 2023
Customs officers have intercepted multiple items of harmful electronic waste – said to be worth HK$12 million – plus computer parts and new television setup boxes and auto parts being smuggled from Hong Kong to Malaysia ...International transfer of waste is ...

Landfill site scoured for body parts of model whose head was found in soup pot

Metro UK 28 Feb 2023
EPA / Reuters). Parts of a Chinese influencer who was brutally killed and dismembered in Hong Kong are feared to have been collected in rubbish bags ... Hong Kong Police superintendent Alan Chung said the suspects ‘threw away several bags’ of waste on the morning Abby was confirmed dead. He told reporters ... AP) ... Mr Chung previously said ... ....

How plastic can be fantastic for Hong Kong’s innovation and technology hub ambitions

South China Morning Post 28 Feb 2023
True innovation is premised on solving problems and Hong Kong’s effective waste management is blinding it to the big commercial opportunities in plastic ... .

With renewable energy, Indonesia seeks to turn its back on coal

South China Morning Post 25 Feb 2023
Readers discuss Indonesia’s plans to capitalise on its wealth of battery minerals, ways to cut plastic waste, and policing in Hong Kong ... .

Alang Upgrades in Quest for "Gold Standard" EU SRR Certification

The Maritime Executive 23 Feb 2023
The EU Ship Recycling Regulations remain the gold standard for ship recycling, with the Basel Convention and the Hong Kong Convention serving as the standards for hazardous waste management and downstream waste management.

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