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2016 Reports on Marine and River Water Quality in Hong Kong Published

The reports provide an overview of the state of Hong Kong's marine waters and rivers in 2016. For details on marine water quality, please see the 2016 marine report.  For details on water quality of rivers, please see the 2016 river report.

2016 Reports on Marine and River Water Quality in Hong Kong Published

Clean Air Plan (2013 - 2017 Progress Report)

The Environment Bureau launched the Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong (2013 - 2017 Progress Report) on June 26, 2017, which gives an account on its implementation and achievements. For details of the Progress Report, please click here.

Clean Air Plan (2013 - 2017 Progress Report)

EPD to extend control on Hexabromocyclododecane starting from 1 June 2017

To strengthen protection of the general public and the environment against the potential health and pollution problems due to exposure to hexabromocyclododecane, this chemical has been listed in the Schedule 1 to the Hazardous Chemicals Control Ordinance (Cap. 595) and will take effect from 1 June 2017.  Please refer to EPD's relevant webpage for details of this newly listed hazardous chemical.  The permits for the manufacture, export, import and use of hexabromocyclododecane can now be applied.

EPD to extend control on Hexabromocyclododecane starting from 1 June 2017

Regional Air Quality Monitoring results for 2016

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Pearl River Delta Regional Air Quality Monitoring Network  released a report on the 2016 monitoring results on 25 May 2017.

Regional Air Quality Monitoring results for 2016

2015 Hong Kong Emission Inventory

The Environmental Protection Department published the 2015 Hong Kong Emission Inventory Report on 24 April 2017 which analyzed the quantity of local air pollutant emissions and their major emission sources, and would help formulate an effective air quality management strategy in Hong Kong.

2015 Hong Kong Emission Inventory

2016 Beach Water Quality Report published today (31 March 2017)

The water quality of all 41 gazetted beaches in Hong Kong has achieved the required standard for bathing waters for seven consecutive years since 2010. As reported in the 2016 Report, this achievement is 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.

2016 Beach Water Quality Report published today (31 March 2017)

Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2030+

The Environment Bureau launched Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2030+ on January 20, 2017, which outlines the longer-term action in combating climate change. It also sets out Hong Kong’s carbon emission reduction target for 2030.  For details of the Action Plan, please click here.

Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2030+

Practical Guide on Carbon Audit and Management (2016 Edition)

To facilitate public and private sectors to kick start their carbon management, EPD has compiled carbon management guidebook to serve as step-by-step reference to build up the capability of carbon auditing, and promote carbon management best practices. You may view the guidebook by clicking link here.

Practical Guide on Carbon Audit and Management (2016 Edition)

Hong Kong’s first sludge treatment facility T•PARK opens

T·PARK, Hong Kong’s first self-sustained sludge treatment facility, was officially opened by Chief Executive CY Leung on May 19, marking a significant step forward in Hong Kong’s waste-to-energy journey.  With a well-designed self-sustaining operational system, T·PARK combines a variety of advanced technologies into a single complex, bringing together sludge incinerators with a treatment capacity of up to 2,000 tonnes of sludge per day, with power generation, desalination, educational and ecological facilities to showcase the benefits of the waste-to-energy approach in waste management. More information about T·PARK is available at its thematic website: www.tpark.hk.

Hong Kong’s first sludge treatment facility T•PARK opens

"Waste Cooking Oils" (WCO) Recycling Administrative Registration Scheme

The “Waste Cooking Oils” (WCO) Recycling Administrative Registration Scheme accepts registration applications now. This Scheme aims to promote recycling and enhance the overall operational standard of the local WCO recycling industry, as well as to safeguard public health. For details, please click here.

 "Waste Cooking Oils" (WCO) Recycling Administrative Registration Scheme

Climate Change Report

The Environment Bureau launched on November 6, 2015 the Hong Kong Climate Change Report 2015, which outlines the work and joint efforts of the HKSARG and the key private-sector stakeholders in responding to climate change. It also provides an account of Hong Kong's climate change actions prior to the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference so that the public can have a more complete picture of Hong Kong's contributions to concerted global action. For details of the report, please click here.

Climate Change Report

Food Wise Eateries Scheme

The Food Wise Eateries Scheme has already launched. The Scheme consists of two classes, namely Gold Class and Silver Class. Eatery outlets joining the Scheme commit themselves to cultivating the practice of "waste less" among their customers as well as taking measures to reduce food waste. For details, please click here.

Food Wise Eateries Scheme

Click, Drink then Recycle

 "Clink, Drink then Recycle" glass bottle recycling programme has been launched at 14 major shopping malls and commercial buildings since October 2015 to encourage restaurants and food premises located there to join glass bottle recycling and to promote the green culture of "use less, waste less".

Click, Drink then Recycle

SENT Landfill to receive only construction waste from 6 January 2016 onwards

From 6 January 2016 onwards, SENT Landfill at Tseung Kwan O will cease to receive domestic, commercial and industrial waste, and only accept construction waste. The Administration has formulated a Waste Diversion Plan to assist the trade and the public to adapt to the changes, with an aim to ensure proper handling of waste.  For details about the measures under the Waste Diversion Plan, please click here.

SENT Landfill to receive only construction waste from 6 January 2016 onwards

Recycling Fund

The Recycling Fund was launched on 6 October 2015 and is open for applications. The Recycling Fund promotes the recovery and recycling of waste into useful resources and products by facilitating the upgrading of operational capabilities and efficiency in the recycling industry to support its sustainable development.

Recycling Fund

Community Green Stations

Community Green Station serves to strengthen environmental education and promote green living at the community level by providing logistics support for more residents to take part in waste reduction and recycling.  For details, please click here.
 

Community Green Stations

Food Wise Hong Kong Campaign wins Excellence Marketing Award

The Food Wise Hong Kong Campaign (FWHKC) was awarded an Excellence Award at the HKMA/TVB Awards for Marketing Excellence 2014 in recognition of its success in taking root in the community and promoting a "food wise" culture in Hong Kong. Being the first Government promotional campaign to receive the award, we will continue to organise various educational and promotional activities to message food waste reduction in the community. We have set up a Big Waster Facebook to enhance interaction with Big Waster fans and provide up-to-date messages on food waste reduction. The public is encouraged to "like" the Facebook page to show support for food waste reduction.

Food Wise Hong Kong Campaign wins Excellence Marketing Award

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!

Let's WASTE LESS!

More 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.

More glass bottle collection points at housing estates and schools

Phasing Out Pre-Euro IV Diesel Commercial Vehicles

To improve roadside air quality and better protect public health, EPD has phased out some 82 000 pre-Euro IV diesel commercial vehicles through an incentive-cum-regulatory approach and launched 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.

Phasing Out Pre-Euro IV Diesel Commercial Vehicles
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