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Plastic on Hong Kong’s beaches makes a strong case for a mandatory ‘bring your own bottle’ policy

I refer to the report “Almost quarter of plastic bottles washed up on Hong Kong beaches come from Coca-Cola Company” (October 2). The report noted that 328 of the 1,404 bottles that local ... read more

FBI visits Edward Snowden's parents in Pennsylvania as NSA whistleblower flees 5-star hotel and goes on run in Hong Kong

Two men claiming to be FBI agents visited Lonnie and Karen Snowden's home on Monday afternoon Comes as politicians call for Edward Snowden to be extradited 'immediately' from Hong Kong back to the U.S ... read more

5 ways to win the war on plastic pollution

Whether in the form of unprocessed plastic bottles or shredded waste, discarded plastic makes for an affordable, strong, and versatile building ... a decree this year known as the Indonesian Ocean ... read more

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Quick Trips: The Surfing Getaway

Unlike Puerta Vallarta and Zihuatanejo, it retains a roughness around the edges, offering spectacularly empty beaches ... from the strong sun and the nasty skin irritations that come after a couple of ... read more


Hong Kong throws away 5.2 million bottles every single day – is it time to ban sale of the plastic disposables?

When Typhoon Hato hit Hong Kong in August, an ugly side of the city surfaced. Huge amounts of plastic – bottles included – were carried by the strong winds and high tides from the ocean to beaches ... ... read more

What to see and what to skip in these romantic destinations around the world

(You can enter through May 26 by sharing your own travel love story ... thanks to a strong U.S. dollar and Portugal’s reputation as the least expensive country in Western Europe. “You can get a bottle ... read more

After China's import ban, where to with the world's waste?

After years of economic growth and rising consumption, the 1.4 billion-strong Chinese population is producing enough of its own waste to sufficiently ... difficult to recycle. Hong Kong has for many ... read more

Pret a Manger introduces 10p plastic bottle deposit

A sandwich chain is bringing in a 10p plastic bottle deposit scheme in a High Street ... Last month he introduced a 50p discount for anyone who brings their own mug. But Mr Schlee said a recent trip ... read more

Live stream: Watch as the New Year rings in around the world

These locations are subject to change. 6 a.m. ET – Auckland, New Zealand 8 a.m. ET – Sydney, Australia 10 a.m. ET – Tokyo, Japan 11 a.m. ET – Hong Kong 1:30 p.m. ET – New Delhi, India 2 PM p.m. ET– ... read more

A final word on Marshall’s comments

If Chicago columnists and national NFL analyst types thought Jay Cutler behaved poorly in a press conference setting, they should probably take a look at the 1 minute, 40 second group interview ... read more

A royal commission into banks could restore our faith

That's a sound and strong argument that would carry enormous weight if not ... mortgage fraud or - in the case that finally tipped the scales - manipulating the domestic interest rate market, the ... read more

Hotel bed myths that should be put to sleep

Then just talk to your fellow hotel guests. Jay Marose ... But I've also stayed in some really nice places – you know, the kind that charge a mandatory $30-a-night "resort fee" on top of their ... read more



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