Environmentalists unite around decarbonised economy as solution to HK’s economic woes

Environmentalists unite around decarbonised economy as solution to HK’s economic woes

Led by Civic Exchange, environmental groups suggest policy reform for climate-related issues. “Action on decarbonisation today will provide fresh employment and business activities that can…

Warning! Plastic waste is contaminating our food chain

Warning! Plastic waste is contaminating our food chain

Thanks to microplastics infiltrating the food chain, humans everywhere are now making plastic a regular part of their diet.

Hydroponics: a smart way to stablise food supply

Hydroponics: a smart way to stablise food supply

Smart, efficient, and sustainable; hydroponics may be the key to stabilising Hong Kong’s future food supply.

Time to invest in the Hong Kong harbour

Time to invest in the Hong Kong harbour

There is no time to waste on investing in a greener and cleaner harbour, says Richard Wesley, Museum Director of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

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

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

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.

Local solution solves the global problem of marine plastic garbage

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

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

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

HKUST hires power player to project influence

HKUST hires power player to project influence

From outspoken legislator to scrappy think tank startup boss, Christine Loh built a career on speaking her mind. Her think tank matured into a major…

China should lead in creating new sustainable international development model

Ed Note: While Harbour Times normally only looks at Hong Kong policy, our author here anticipates Hong Kong officials participating in mainland governance bodies will…

Plastic: The Material that Binds the Planet

                      A dialogue with Doug Woodring, winner of the HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco…

Open Data Can Boost Vitality of the City

Open Data Can Boost Vitality of the City

Dr. Winnie Tang Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong Making more government datasets available could not only boost the economy…

Students empowered to take lead in green initiatives for schools and communities

Students empowered to take lead in green initiatives for schools and communities

Taking a non-confrontational approach to environmental advocacy, Nature Conservancy protects the environment by creating further incentives on top of existing government policies for schools and…

Reportage: EU envoy leads beach cleaning campaign in Hong Kong

Reportage: EU envoy leads beach cleaning campaign in Hong Kong

Some 900 kg of waste were removed from Rocky Bay Beach by over 100 volunteers and diplomats. (Photo credits: European Union Office to Hong Kong…

From ripples to waves: Changing the unsustainable trajectory of Hong Kong’s freshwater use

From ripples to waves: Changing the unsustainable trajectory of Hong Kong’s freshwater use

Though a drought is not near, Hong Kong’s lack of action regarding its wasteful use of water will leave it treading if a crisis strikes…

Do not underestimate indoor pollution exposure, think tank warns

Do not underestimate indoor pollution exposure, think tank warns

Government index fails to measure indoor pollutants which can be as lethal as their outdoor counterparts. Photo: Zhi Ning (left) and Simon Ng (right) discuss…

Businesses take initiative in creating circular economy

Businesses take initiative in creating circular economy

Waste and supply chain managements are among the topics highlighted by international and local policy influencers. Photo: Richard Lancaster (Credit: BEC)

Go Green: Business group sketches low carbon future for community

Go Green: Business group sketches low carbon future for community

Workshops and trainings targeting major carbon-emitting sectors will be first organised to meet a 2°C target. Photo: From left – Maya De Souza, Senior Manager of…

Climate change – hit hard, early and often

Climate change – hit hard, early and often

Ulrich Boettger, Director of BASF Hong Kong, lays out a plan for how one company aims to aggressively combat man-made climate change. Photo credit: Chris…

How to Achieve over US$3.5bn in Environmental Savings Annually from Scaling up Two Sustainable Plastic Programmes

How to Achieve over US$3.5bn in Environmental Savings Annually from Scaling up Two Sustainable Plastic Programmes

Last week’s Plasticity Forum in Shanghai brought together over 20 global experts to speak about plastic sustainability, and the opportunities that can be created from…

Death on the high seas:  Coral destruction in Hoi Ha triggered by TPB

Death on the high seas: Coral destruction in Hoi Ha triggered by TPB

The corals in Hoi Ha Wan Marine Parkare under attack. Over the past two months around a quarter of the reef areas have been wiped…

Reportage: Bright Hong Kong promotes Green Hong Kong

Reportage: Bright Hong Kong promotes Green Hong Kong

Photo (provided by Bright Hong Kong): Undersecretary for the Environment Christine Loh (form left), Founder and Director of Bright Hong Kong Germán Muñoz, and Mark…

How Green Was My Island?

How Green Was My Island?

Lantau Island is to be the home of over 700,000 new Hong Kongers. Their existence is questionable, bringing the proposed new city’s rationale under fire….

A Message of Freedom and 100% Renewable Energy from Paris

A Message of Freedom and 100% Renewable Energy from Paris

Hundreds from around the world unite in a giant message of freedom, standing with the people of Paris and calling for 100% renewable energy, during…

獨家消息:歐六商用新車將獲減稅

獨家消息:歐六商用新車將獲減稅

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Exclusive: EPD announces new green standard for commercial vehicles

Exclusive: EPD announces new green standard for commercial vehicles

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Car manufacturers left hanging by EPD

Car manufacturers left hanging by EPD

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Harbour View: Hong Kong is filthy

Harbour View: Hong Kong is filthy

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Biodiesel: A subtle saviour

Biodiesel: A subtle saviour

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