Polluter Pays: Gov’t proposes waste disposal charge in efforts to curb rubbish crisis

The government yesterday unveiled a three-year plan to charge citizens for waste disposal, in efforts to curb Hong Kong’s rate of waste production. That’s right. We’re going to drop cash to dispose of our trash. The charging scheme — modelled on existing, successful levies in Taipei and Seoul — would see Hongkongers paying HKD0.11 for every litre of rubbish produced.

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Shenzhen ‘Pangolin Princess’ arrested for diet of scaly anteater

A woman was recently arrested in Shenzhen when a Weibo user ousted her for having a very illegal diet of nationally-protected animals, one of which was a pangolin. A quick brief...

Shenzhen ‘Pangolin Princess’ arrested for diet of scaly anteater

Hong Kong faces new rules on illegal timber flooding China

In 2015, Hong Kong authorities confiscated 1 million kilograms of endangered Madagascan rosewood, en route to a state-owned Chinese

Hong Kong faces new rules on illegal timber flooding China

Hongkongers give unloved Christmas trees a home for the holidays

They were just pine-ing for a new

Hongkongers give unloved Christmas trees a home for the holidays

Japanese tourists travel to Hong Kong on their own dime to collect 550kg of trash from beaches

To inject a little fun into proceedings, organisers encouraged participants to dress up for "cosplay" cleanups, and join in a celebratory dance at the end of each

Japanese tourists travel to Hong Kong on their own dime to collect 550kg of trash from beaches

WATCH: Google Timelapse shows how Hong Kong’s landscape has expanded since 1984

It's like watching a really depressing colouring book getting filled

WATCH: Google Timelapse shows how Hong Kong’s landscape has expanded since 1984

Get in Formation: Hundreds of kids and volunteers call for plastic-free seas by forming ‘Trashzilla’ on Hong Kong beach

They're gonna slay, slay, slay marine pollution all

Get in Formation: Hundreds of kids and volunteers call for plastic-free seas by forming ‘Trashzilla’ on Hong Kong beach

Swamp-tober: Last month was the hottest and 2nd-wettest October in Hong Kong since records began

Hey, remember when Hong Kong had four distinct(ish) seasons? We miss those

Swamp-tober: Last month was the hottest and 2nd-wettest October in Hong Kong since records began

Conservationists hail ‘new hope’ as ivory prices and shark fin consumption fall

Prices for wholesale ivory in Hong Kong – the largest ivory retail market in the WORLD – have dropped 69% since

Conservationists hail ‘new hope’ as ivory prices and shark fin consumption fall

Local resident finds 53 used syringes on Discovery Bay beach in 1 hour

On Friday, local resident Moran Zukerman found 53 used medical syringes within an hour on Sam Pak Wan Beach in Discovery Bay.  Zukerman, an Israeli...

Local resident finds 53 used syringes on Discovery Bay beach in 1 hour