Reduce, reuse, reform: Hong Kong experts’ environmental policy picks this year
Energy & Environment

Reduce, reuse, reform: Hong Kong experts’ environmental policy picks this year

Experts in Hong Kong share their thoughts on sustainability efforts the government should prioritise in 2020. Photo: Matthias Süßen (matthias-suessen.de)Licence: license CC BY-SA via Wikimedia Commons

Plastic Buffet: Both China and the U.S. Have the Opportunity to Innovate on Plastic
Energy & Environment

Plastic Buffet: Both China and the U.S. Have the Opportunity to Innovate on Plastic

Changes in China’s single-use plastic policy gives hope to a future where the second-life market phases out virgin plastic use. Photo: mauriceangres

Municipal Solid Waste charging scheme alone cannot save HK from its waste dumping woes
Energy & Environment

Municipal Solid Waste charging scheme alone cannot save HK from its waste dumping woes

Smart lampposts and a tipping system are two suggested methods of preventing residents from breaching the Municipal Solid Waste charging scheme. Photo: A land to…

Plastic bag levy scheme “wrong way” to handle waste reduction
Energy & Environment

Plastic bag levy scheme “wrong way” to handle waste reduction

Raising prices on plastic bags may not be the answer to solving HK’s single-use plastic woes. Photo: Hong Kong Street Garbage by Wilson Hui.

Hong Kong’s carbon emissions reduction plan needs “stronger action” on commercial vehicles
Energy & Environment

Hong Kong’s carbon emissions reduction plan needs “stronger action” on commercial vehicles

More rigorous action is needed on top of the HK$2 billion electric vehicle parking scheme to address Hong Kong’s carbon emission issue.

Local solution solves the global problem of marine plastic garbage
Energy & Environment

Local solution solves the global problem of marine plastic garbage

HK students create ClearBot, a device that may be a solution to cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Photo: Are You Future Ready? by Dr…

Environmental issues reach flashing red stage; coordinated action is needed now
Energy & Environment

Environmental issues reach flashing red stage; coordinated action is needed now

Collaboration between consumers, government, and industries is key to acting on climate change. Take krill, for example. Photo: Penguins taken by Hong Kong photographer Lina…

Big efforts are small steps towards a zero-plastic HK
Energy & Environment

Big efforts are small steps towards a zero-plastic HK

Hong Kong environmental groups drive initiatives to ditch plastic use. Photo: Cucumbers in plastic (Coles supermarket) by Anna Gregory from Flickr Creative Commons

Circular Economy Part III: Make recycling part of life
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Circular Economy Part III: Make recycling part of life

In Mikko Tanner’s home in Helsinki, there are different bins for paper, cardboard, plastics, metal, cans, food waste and mixed waste. When the bins are…

Circular Economy Part I: Planning ahead
Energy & Environment

Circular Economy Part I: Planning ahead

Harbour Times reporter Elise Mak travelled to Finland to explore how the country is adopting the concept of a circular economy and the lessons it…