Soup waste is piling up in Hong Kong’s landfills

Hong Kongers make 900,000 bowls of soup a day on average — which translates into mountains of waste in landfills, according to a new study. Local NGO Food Grace teamed up with Hong Kong University’s College of International Education to examine food waste generated by 600 local families. They found that discarded soup ingredients — including meat, vegetables and herbs — make ...

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Boar Watch: Two injured in wild pig attacks near HKU

Boar Watch: Two injured in wild pig attacks near HKU

Hong Kong’s wild pig problem got a bit more hairy on Wednesday, after two people were attacked near the University of Hong Kong. A 39-year-old woman surnamed Chow was...

The best places to see the ‘blood moon’ in Hong Kong this weekend

The best places to see the ‘blood moon’ in Hong Kong this weekend

Hongkongers will get a rare opportunity to see a “blood moon” during Saturday morning’s historic lunar eclipse. A partial eclipse will start at 1:14am, as the...

The 10 dirtiest streets in Wan Chai, ranked

The 10 dirtiest streets in Wan Chai, ranked

Whitfield Road has topped one political party’s annual list of the 10 dirtiest streets in Wan Chai. The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong...

Back to the Land: Why young Hongkongers are trading office life for the farm

Back to the Land: Why young Hongkongers are trading office life for the farm

Ling Yin Kung arrives at the Society of Indigenous Learning, a 30,000-square-foot community farm in Sheng Shui, at 9am most mornings to begin picking vegetables.

Hong Kong’s oceans are full of plastic microbeads

Hong Kong’s oceans are full of plastic microbeads

A new study has confirmed what environmentalists have known all along: microbeads from cosmetics are wreaking havoc on Hong Kong’s oceans. Scientists at the HKU...

(Video) Cleaner spotted throwing trash into sea incurs netizen fury

(Video) Cleaner spotted throwing trash into sea incurs netizen fury

In an egregious case of littering by someone who’s paid to know better, a city cleaner has been filmed tossing a bag of trash straight into the ocean, no doubt...

Hiker rescued after falling down cliffside and getting trapped overnight

Hiker rescued after falling down cliffside and getting trapped overnight

In a hiking accident story with thankfully a positive outcome, a 40-year-old woman was rescued this morning after falling down the side of a cliff while trekking alone in Ma...

Hong Kong hiking deaths doubled in 2017

Hong Kong hiking deaths doubled in 2017

Fifteen hikers died in Hong Kong last year compared with seven the year before, the environment secretary has revealed. Wong Kam-sing, made the announcement in response to a...

Temperature to reach 35 degrees Celsius today after city has hottest Buddha’s birthday in 70 years

Temperature to reach 35 degrees Celsius today after city has hottest Buddha’s birthday in 70 years

Yesterday was a good day for the beach as temperatures almost hit 35 degrees in the city. According to Apple Daily, it was the hottest Buddha’s birthday in 71 years after...


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