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Post time 2007-4-18 18:41:23 |Display all floors
In Hong Kong, diners fined for leaving leftovers
At one restaurant, customers are charged 64 cents per ounce for food left on their plates.
By Peter Ford | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

Hong Kong - Deep in the belly of one of Hong Kong's largest malls, a mechanical stomach is digesting a social ill that is now catching the attention of this city's restaurateurs and environmentalists: too many leftovers.

Elsewhere in the territory, restaurant owners are starting to sound like your mother. They are putting little signs on tables that threaten to fine diners who leave food on their plates.

US and European cities have wrestled with excess food waste for more than a decade, but Hong Kong's prosperity and shrinking landfill space are only now pushing it to adopt a new consumption ethic. Neither the 'GoMixer' beneath the Festival Walk Mall, nor the prospect of punishment, has had much impact yet. But they are signs of things to come.

starting to sound like your mother变得婆婆妈妈?絮絮叨叨?

哎!看不懂了。我发现毕业近一年,英语理解能力比9·11后的股市下降地还快。


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Post time 2007-4-18 18:51:25 |Display all floors
是不是一个处理食物残渣的机器

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Post time 2007-4-18 18:55:36 |Display all floors
Deep in the belly of one of Hong Kong's largest malls, a mechanical stomach is digesting a social ill


在香港最大的购物超市的"深腹"处, 有一台机器胃正在消化社会的弊病


因为老板很不开心,因为每天要处理这么多食品,所以象老妈一样抱怨

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Post time 2007-4-18 19:13:53 |Display all floors

my try

Hi:

可能是说象母亲那样如果盘子里东西吃不完,就要挨骂?

这里的比喻是:老板--母亲,标语--告诫,食客--孩子们,受罚款--挨骂、挨罚


mechanical stomach is referring to "Gomixer"

http://www.hitachi-elev.com.hk/food-gomixer.html

social ill 社会病态现象?

[ Last edited by hly1234 at 2007-4-18 07:24 PM ]

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Post time 2007-4-18 19:35:29 |Display all floors
rainbow给我提了个醒。我赞同你的观点。正如hly所说,是处理垃圾的机器。
hly帮我理清了头绪。就是那个意思。支持。

非常感谢二位。您辛苦了。
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