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Banning Asbestos under the Air Pollution Control (Amendment) Ordinance 2014Banning Asbestos under the Air Pollution Control (Amendment) Ordinance 2014
The Air Pollution Control (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 has come into force since 4 April 2014. The import, transhipment, supply and use of all forms of asbestos and asbestos containing materials is now banned in Hong Kong. Please click here to obtain the details.
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2013 Beach Water Quality Report published today (1 April 2014)2013 Beach Water Quality Report published today (1 April 2014)
The water quality of all 41 gazetted beaches in Hong Kong has now achieved the required standard for bathing waters for four consecutive years since 2010. As reported in the 2013 Report, this achievement was brought about through continuous efforts of the Government to implement pollution abatement measures over the past years. The report can be viewed at the EPD website or the thematic website.
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Extension of the Environmental Levy Scheme on Plastic Shopping BagsExtension of the Environmental Levy Scheme on Plastic Shopping Bags
The Legislative Council has passed the Product Eco-responsibility (Amendment) Bill 2013, and the full extension of the Environmental Levy Scheme on Plastic Shopping Bags will be implemented on 1 April 2015. Let's get ready now for a greener Hong Kong. For details, please visit the thematic website.
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Let's WASTE LESS!Let's WASTE LESS!
The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has launched a mobile application, WASTE LESS, that locates and provides information on recyclable collection points at public places all over Hong Kong. Through WASTE LESS, the EPD will also provide the latest news and useful knowledge about waste reduction and recovery. WASTE LESS is embedded with interactive features that enable users to share with friends the experience of using the application and practising waste reduction and recycling.

WASTE LESS is now available. Let's start WASTE LESS today!

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A Food Waste & Yard Waste Plan for Hong Kong 2014 - 202A Food Waste & Yard Waste Plan for Hong Kong 2014 - 2022
"A Food Waste & Yard Waste Plan for Hong Kong 2014 - 2022" analyses the current situation of food waste and yard waste in Hong Kong, and maps out a comprehensive strategy to face the challenge on food waste. The four-pronged approach set out in the plan covers reduction at source, reuse and donation, recyclable collection, and waste-to-energy.
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Phasing Out Pre-Euro IV Diesel Commercial VehiclesPhasing Out Pre-Euro IV Diesel Commercial Vehicles
To improve roadside air quality and better protect public health, EPD will phase out some 82 000 pre-Euro IV diesel commercial vehicles through an incentive-cum-regulatory approach and will launch an ex-gratia payment scheme on 1 March 2014. In addition, starting 1 February 2014, newly registered diesel commercial vehicles have a service life limit of 15 years. Please refer to the programme's webpage for details.
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Subsidy Scheme for Retrofitting Refuse Collection Vehicles invites applicationsSubsidy Scheme for Retrofitting Refuse Collection Vehicles invites applications
Starting from 10 January 2014, EPD will accept applications from owners of private refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) for one-off subsidy for retrofitting their RCVs with metal tailgate covers and waste water sump tanks to enhance the environmental performance of RCVs during waste transportation. Please refer to the programme's webpage for details (Chinese version only).
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Hong Kong: Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources 2013-2022Hong Kong: Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources 2013-2022
The "Hong Kong: Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources 2013-2022" maps out a comprehensive strategy, targets, policies and action plans for waste management for the coming 10 years. To tackle the waste problem in Hong Kong, we need the joint efforts of the entire community to embrace an environmentally sustainable culture in daily life, and to use less and waste less of the Earth's resources.
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Food Wise Hong Kong Campaign promotes food waste reductionFood Wise Hong Kong Campaign promotes food waste reduction
The Food Wise Hong Kong Campaign has been launched. A host of publicity activities and educational programmes are being rolled out and tool kits and practice guides are being drawn up with trades to encourage the entire community to avoid and reduce food waste generation. The Campaign also features a "Big Waster", a character symbolising food wastage, to remind members of the public not to waste food and to change wasteful habits.
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AQHI logoAir Quality Health Index comes into operation
The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) has come into operation to replace the old Air Pollution Index. The AQHI is a health-risk based index which communicates the health effects of air pollution to the public in a more effective and timely manner. Members of the public can browse the new AQHI website (www.aqhi.gov.hk) or download the new "HK AQHI" mobile app for the AQHI information including the real-time AQHI and its forecast. They may also call the hotline on 2827 8541 for AQHI-related information.
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More glass bottle collection points at housing estates and schoolsMore glass bottle collection points at housing estates and schools
EPD has further expanded the glass bottle recycling network in the community so as to reduce the disposal of glass bottles. New collection points were set up at 60 housing estates and 32 primary and secondary schools all over Hong Kong, to encourage public participation in green living and turn waste glass bottles into a useful resource. Please refer to the webpage for programme details and location of collection points.
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Incentive Scheme to Encourage Ocean Going Vessels to Switch to Cleaner Fuel while BerthingIncentive Scheme to Encourage Ocean Going Vessels to Switch to Cleaner Fuel while Berthing
Starting from 26 September 2012, ocean going vessels can enjoy a 50% reduction in port facilities and light dues if they switch to use low sulphur fuel while berthing in Hong Kong waters. For details, please visit relevant webpage.
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Subsidy Programme for the Replacement of Catalytic Converters and Oxygen Sensors on LPG/Petrol Taxi and LPG Light BusSubsidy Programme for the Replacement of Catalytic Converters and Oxygen Sensors on LPG/Petrol Taxi and LPG Light Bus
Starting 15 August 2013, Government will start to accept applications for subsidy for replacement of catalytic converters and oxygen sensors on LPG/Petrol Taxis and LPG Light Buses. The replacement will help to reduce emissions from these vehicles. Upon completion of the programme on 31 March 2014, emission control on petrol and LPG vehicles will be strengthened. Please refer to the programme's website for details (Chinese version only).
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A newly launched Hong Kong Water Quality Resource Centre WebsiteA newly launched Hong Kong Water Quality Resource Centre Website
The Environmental Protection Department has recently launched a new thematic website - Hong Kong Water Quality Resource Centre (HKWQRC). This website (http://wqrc.epd.gov.hk) provides a one-stop interactive platform for comprehensive information on our efforts in protecting water quality, and for community education on working together to protect our environmental waters.
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Water quality monitoring of Kong Yiu ChannelWater quality monitoring of Kong Yiu Channel
To enhance transparency and address concerns on the water quality impact around the North East New Territories Landfill due to the recent leachate leakage incident in July this year, the Environmental Protection Department has arranged to release the water quality monitoring of the Kong Yiu Channel and relevant information on this website weekly.
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Clean Shorelines Campaign promotes public awareness on building a cleaner coastal environmentClean Shorelines Campaign promotes public awareness on building a cleaner coastal environment
A Clean Shorelines Campaign has been launched to raise public awareness on keeping the shorelines clean. The Campaign seeks to promote two key messages: "Do not use disposable items." and "Clean up your rubbish, take it away and recycle." A series of publicity events are being rolled out. Please visit our website for more information.
 
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Events & Activities
Enhancing the quality of the coastal waters of Victoria HarbourEnhancing the quality of the coastal waters of Victoria Harbour
EPD will commission a consultancy study with the long-term objective of enhancing the leisure and amenity value of the coastal areas of Victoria Harbour. Come and share with us your views at the engagement meeting to be held on 24 April 2014. Please visit our website for more information.
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District WEEE Recycling DaysDistrict WEEE Recycling Days
A collection vehicle has started to collect waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) based on a district collection schedule from Saturday 29 March 2008. Find out more through the above link.
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Environmental Resource CentresEnvironmental Exhibition and Resource Centre
The EPD's Environmental Resource Centres at Wan Chai, Tsuen Wan and Fanling, Kennedy Town Environmental Exhibition Corner, Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre as well as the Mobile Environmental Resource Centre provide easy access of environmental resources materials to the public. Inhouse workshop activities will be arranged in the centres from time to time. All are welcome to participate and have fun ...
 
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Press Releases
[17.04.2014]Grading of beach water quality released
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[15.04.2014]Prosecution Statistics in March
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[11.04.2014]"Go Green, Waste Less" Summit mobilises community to reduce waste
 
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