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 old paper, finding the city uses an estimated 105 million paper napkins, towels, and wipes — 179 tons’ worth — every single day. The survey, by Hong Kong-based environmental ...

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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...

Fin-terest Group: Greenpeace protests Lantau development with dramatic mermaid video

Fin-terest Group: Greenpeace protests Lantau development with dramatic mermaid video

Forget the pink dolphins, won’t someone, for the love of God, think of the mermaids! That appeared to be the message, sorta, of a new video by Greenpeace released in protest...

Feelin’ antsy? Researchers announce discovery of brand-new ant species native to Hong Kong

Feelin’ antsy? Researchers announce discovery of brand-new ant species native to Hong Kong

While Hong Kong is typically thought of more as a concrete jungle than an actual jungle, researchers with the University of Hong Kong today proved there’s still more to learn...

Officials unveil staggering US$79 billion price tag for artificial island off Lantau

Officials unveil staggering US$79 billion price tag for artificial island off Lantau

Hong Kong plans to build one of the world’s largest artificial islands with an eye-watering US$79 billion price tag, city officials announced Tuesday. The government’s...

Expat hiker airlifted to hospital after slipping on difficult trail in Ma On Shan

Expat hiker airlifted to hospital after slipping on difficult trail in Ma On Shan

A 56-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after he slipped and sustained injuries during a particularly challenging hike in Ma On Shan yesterday. Firefighters received a report...

(PHOTOS) Hundreds of students warn gov’t ‘There is no Planet B’ when it comes to climate

(PHOTOS) Hundreds of students warn gov’t ‘There is no Planet B’ when it comes to climate

More than a hundred Hong Kong students skipped a day of classes to march through the city, urging the SAR government to do more to tackle climate change as part of a global...

Microplastics major concern in Hong Kong waters, Greenpeace study finds

Microplastics major concern in Hong Kong waters, Greenpeace study finds

Hong Kong’s waters are practically brimming with plastic waste, according to a recent study by the environmental group Greenpeace, with concentrations of plastics around the SAR...


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