A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Janice Wong and Andrew Work

    Backchat is RTHK Radio 3's current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation. It airs every weekday from 8.30am-9.30am. Have your say by calling us on 233 88 266, Backchat's Facebook , or send us a message at backchat@rthk.hk

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    Waste separation bins management; second-generation BioNTech vaccine; World Cup 2022

    8:30am-9:15am: waste separation bins

    8:30am-9:15am: Chung Shan-shan, Director of the Master of Science in Environmental & Pub-lic Health Management Programme, Hong Kong Baptist University

    8:30am-9:00am: Edwin Lau, Founder and Executive Director of Green Earth 

    9:00am-9:15am: Angus Ho, Executive Director, Greeners Action

    9:15am-9:25am: BioNTech bivalent jab

    9:15am-9:25am: Iris Chang, the President of the Practising Pharmacists Association of Hong Kong

    9:25am-9:30am: World Cup 2022

    9:25am-9:30am: Atom Cheung, RTHK sports reporter

    On Tuesday’s Backchat, we’re talking about waste management in Hong Kong, especially waste separation bins.

    The Environmental Protection Department has been removing the three-coloured recycling bins from roadsides in urban areas since June this year, and is aiming to encourage citizens to switch to community recycling facilities instead, saying such a move would improve efficiency. 

    It says the volume of material collected from the bins for recycling is generally low, and passers-by often mistakenly use them to deposit rubbish and containers with leftover food or drinks.

    As of the end of October, the department had removed about 300 sets of recycling bins in various urban districts, leaving about 500 sets in the built-up areas and 1,000 in rural areas.

    However, some environmental groups have complained that the change of policy has been undertaken with a lack on consultation.

    After 9.15am, we’ll talk about the second-generation BioNTech vaccine which specifically targets the Omicron coronavirus variant. 

    And at 9.25am, we'll be joined by RTHK sports reporter Atom Cheung with the latest on the football World Cup.

    29/11/2022 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)





    Jesse Co, General Manager, Blockchain Solutions

    Water quality in Hong Kong; New dress Casual Fridays for civil servants

    主持人:Janice Wong and Andrew Work

    8:30am-9:00am: water quality in Hong Kong

    8:30am-9:00am: Ho Kin-chung, Professor, College of Marine Ecology and Environment, Shanghai Ocean University; ex member of the government’s Advisory Committee on Water Supplies

    8:30am-9:00am: David von Eiff, associate researcher of Civic Exchange 

    9:00am-9:30am: new dress Casual Fridays for civil Servants

    9:00am-9:30am: Leslie Tang, head of client solutions in Greater China for Randstad Hong Kong

    9:00am-9:30am: Frank Fu, Emeritus Professor, Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health, Hong Kong Baptist University

    On Friday's Backchat, we'll talk about water quality in Hong Kong. 

    A new study this week by Swiss and Swedish researchers found that rain water everywhere around the world is now unsafe to drink because of the presence of dangerous levels of so-called 'forever chemicals' —Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl — or PFAS. These are substances that are commonly found in a variety of consumer goods, from non-stick pans to paint and waterproof clothing. 

    So how is our drinking water affected? How can we improve its quality?

    After 9am, we’ll look at the new dress Casual Fridays for civil Servants, aimed at encouraging government staff to take part in more sports and recreational activities.


    05/08/2022 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    05/08/2022 - Water quality in Hong Kong

    05/08/2022 - New dress Casual Fridays for civil servants

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