Indonesia sends containers full of garbage back to Hong Kong, France

Indonesia has returned seven shipping containers of illegally imported waste to Hong Kong and France, an official said today, marking the latest move by a Southeast Asian nation to send back rubbish to their wealthy places of origin. The containers were loaded with a combination of garbage, plastic waste and hazardous materials in violation of ...

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Hiker still missing on Kowloon Peak following amber-level rainstorm

Hiker still missing on Kowloon Peak following amber-level rainstorm

Firefighters are searching for a man who went on a hike on Kowloon Peak this morning during a heavy rainstorm and got lost. According to Apple Daily, police received a report at...

Chinese Junk: Philippines sends container full of illegal trash back to Hong Kong

Chinese Junk: Philippines sends container full of illegal trash back to Hong Kong

The Philippines sent a shipping container full of mixed plastic junk back to Hong Kong today after it was delivered to Manila from the SAR in February under the guise of...

20-meter tree falls on pedestrian in Hung Hom

20-meter tree falls on pedestrian in Hung Hom

A Hong Kong woman was sent to hospital yesterday after a large tree suddenly came crashing down on top of her, trapping her under its branches. Headline Daily reports that the the...

US man gets year in prison for turtle smuggling ring that stretched from Hong Kong to New York to South Carolina

US man gets year in prison for turtle smuggling ring that stretched from Hong Kong to New York to South Carolina

A US man was sentenced to a year in prison last week for his participation in a wildlife smuggling ring that saw often-rare live Asian and American turtles shipped back and forth...

You can breathe easy: world’s largest air purifier back online after breakdown

You can breathe easy: world’s largest air purifier back online after breakdown

Hong Kong authorities announced yesterday evening that the world’s largest air purifier, designed to suck exhaust out of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass tunnel, is back in service...

Wiped Out: Hong Kong uses 179 tons of disposable tissues, towels, wipes every day

Wiped Out: Hong Kong uses 179 tons of disposable tissues, towels, wipes every day

With the world’s plastics crisis grabbing headlines across the globe (including here at Coconuts), a new survey is calling attention to Hongkongers’ apparent addiction to good...

Hong Kong admits world’s largest air purifier choked on debut

Hong Kong admits world’s largest air purifier choked on debut

Red-faced Hong Kong officials admitted on Tuesday that a record-breaking air filter for a new bypass under the city broke down shortly after it began operating. The city opened...

Cattle in the Wind: Sai Kung ‘icon’ Mango the Bull killed in car crash

Cattle in the Wind: Sai Kung ‘icon’ Mango the Bull killed in car crash

Beloved feral cow and “part of Sai Kung life” Mango the Bull was killed in a collision with a car last night in the latest example of Hong Kong’s troubled...

Smuggled rhino horns worth HK$16.5 million seized at airport

Smuggled rhino horns worth HK$16.5 million seized at airport

UPDATED: Customs officials at Hong Kong International Airport have seized 82.5 kilograms of rhino horn, the largest recorded haul in five years and just the latest example of the...


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