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Retail Therapy ... shop, shop, shop: Tis' the season to be jolly and in Hong Kong, the shopping frenzy has started. This month we look at our consumer choices vis-a-vis water ... How long can we continue to enjoy a traditional turkey lunch or shall we stuff the turkey and be vegetarian?  Where do we shop to avoid giving away toxic presents? What about shopping for water companies - is a big spender a savvy investor or villain in the making? Spent too much money already? There is always true "recycled fashion" - clothes picked out of trash. No really, check out the battle of the bins face-off! Had enough of shopping? Vent your frustrations on social media ... see who else is getting blogged down (or not) with water on Twitter and/or Weibo. Go forth and shop, with water in mind (we wish)  ... Happy holidays!
   
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Retail Therapy ... shop, shop, shop: Tis' the season to be jolly and in Hong Kong, the shopping frenzy has started. This month we look at our consumer choices vis-a-vis water ... How long can we continue to enjoy a traditional turkey lunch or shall we stuff the turkey and be vegetarian?  Where do we shop to avoid giving away toxic presents? What about shopping for water companies - is a big spender a savvy investor or villain in the making?

Spent too much money already? There is always true "recycled fashion" - clothes picked out of trash. No really, check out the battle of the bins face-off! Had enough of shopping? Vent your frustrations on social media ... see who else is getting blogged down (or not) with water on Twitter and/or Weibo.

Go forth and shop, with water in mind (we wish)  ... Happy holidays!


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Stuff the Turkey
With rising affluence and food security issues, Sophie le Clue takes a look at the amount of water gobbled up by turkey production and whether we should stuff it and be vegetarian
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Big Spender - Buying up Water
A savvy investment or villain in the making? Debra Tan looks at the HK tycoons' water shopping spree, buying up water rights, water philanthropy and venture capital in water innovations
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Battle of the Bins - Who Wore it Best?
Dr Christina Dean digs into the clothes we trash 
(literally). With limited landfill sites & piles of unwanted clothes, should trash fashion recycling be the new "IT thing"?
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Genetic Mutations - Be Careful What You Unwrap
GAP year student Hugo Plunkett discovers potentially unwanted gifts under our Christmas tree. Beware of toxic fashion from your favourite high street shops in London to Germany
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Water Blogging - Twitter v. Weibo
Are environmental bloggers more active on Twitter or Weibo?  Which is more blogged down by water issues? Katie Tsang takes a peek into China's water & environmental blogosphere
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Interest

  • Zara committed to zero-chemical discharge by 2020 after Greenpeace's Big Fashion Stitch Up report
  • Henan vows to improve the quality of water to be transfer to Beijing in 2014 through South-to-North Water Diversion Project
  • China sets up a new desal plant of USD11.2 million and process 1,000 cubic meters of seawater daily in Sansha
  • Sydney prepares for a water-scarce future with ambitious plans for a new set of pipes - one for potable and another for non-potable water - a first of its kind worldwide
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