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27-05-2016
Date Press release - Topical issues
27-05-2016 EPD launches "Clean Air and You" video series
23-05-2016 Joint operation combats suspected illegal collection and storage of chemical waste in North District and Yuen Long recycling sites (with photos)
19-05-2016 Hong Kong's first sludge treatment facility T·PARK opens (with photos)
06-05-2016 Waste Disposal (Charges for Disposal of Construction Waste) Regulation (Amendment of Schedules) Notice 2016 gazetted today
29-04-2016 Recycling Fund approves grants for 29 applications
29-04-2016 Appointments to Steering Committee on Restored Landfill Revitalisation Funding Scheme announced
27-04-2016 EPD to initiate prosecutions against two cases of illegal wastewater discharge into Shing Mun River (with photos)
26-04-2016 Enhancing construction waste management with multi-pronged measures in conjunction with construction industry (with photos)
23-04-2016 Post-COP21 Green Building Imagining engagement session
19-04-2016 HKAEE and HKGOC recognise businesses for attaining environmental excellence (with photos)
15-04-2016 EPD to launch thorough investigation on alleged malpractices at Pillar Point Valley Restored Landfill
15-04-2016 Revision of fees under Noise Control Ordinance
14-04-2016 EPD uses video camera surveillance system to combat illegal waste disposal (with photos)
07-04-2016 Steering Committee on Climate Change convenes its first meeting
06-04-2016 EPD to initiate prosecution against illegal dumping of construction waste at Tsim Bei Tsui, Deep Bay
01-04-2016 Sustainable Development Promotion Award for undergraduate students launched
01-04-2016 All gazetted beaches continue to meet Water Quality Objective (with photos)
01-04-2016 Charter on External Lighting takes effect (with photos)
31-03-2016 Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" level
31-03-2016 SEN visits Macau (with photos)
30-03-2016 SEN to visit Macau tomorrow
17-03-2016 EPD detects alleged illegal collection and storage of chemical waste by recycling site in Yuen Long (with photos)
16-03-2016 New Tseung Kwan O general air quality monitoring station starts operation today
16-03-2016 Tighter qualifying standards for environment-friendly commercial vehicles to take effect from April
08-03-2016 Inter-departmental meeting held to discuss joint enforcement action against illegal site formation in Tin Shui Wai
03-03-2016 EPD steps up enforcement against illegal collection and trading of waste lead-acid batteries (with photos)
02-03-2016 Promotion of plastic recycling to be enhanced through harnessing community efforts and market forces
29-02-2016 SEN visits Kwun Tong District (with photos)
24-02-2016 15th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund
02-02-2016 SEN to visit Beijing
01-02-2016 Steering Group on the Modification of Recycling and Refuse Collection Facilities in Public Places set up
29-01-2016 Pre-primary environmental education programmes to promote "use less, waste less" practice
21-01-2016 Construction of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Treatment and Recycling Facility commences (with photos)
11-01-2016 Charter on External Lighting launched today (with photos)
09-01-2016 ECC calls for community action on clean recycling (with photos)
08-01-2016 Tenders invited for operation of new batch of Community Green Stations
04-01-2016 South East New Territories Landfill to receive only construction waste from January 6
31-12-2015 Government sets up franchised bus low emission zones starting today
27-12-2015 First batch of electric buses commence service
14-12-2015 15th meeting of Hong Kong-Guangdong Joint Working Group on Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection held in Hong Kong (with photos)
14-12-2015 EPD publicises plastic shopping bag charging at HK Brands and Products Expo (with photo)
13-12-2015 HKSAR Government welcomes new agreement reached by COP21
08-12-2015 SEN hosts Hong Kong session at China Pavilion at COP21 in Paris (with photos)
05-12-2015 SEN starts duty visit to Paris (with photos)
03-12-2015 SEN concludes visit to Berlin (with photos)
01-12-2015 Friends of EcoPark scheme to promote partnership between public and recycling industry (with photo)
01-12-2015 SEN starts duty visit to Berlin (with photos)
01-12-2015 Ex-gratia payment application for pre-Euro diesel commercial vehicles to close on December 31
30-11-2015 Sustainable Development Fund invites applications
29-11-2015 EPD recovers 75 tonnes of used computers and electrical appliances in schools (with photos)
28-11-2015 SEN to visit Berlin and Paris
27-11-2015 Restored Landfill Revitalisation Funding Scheme launched today (with photos)
16-11-2015 Non-road mobile machinery required to meet new emission rules from December 1
15-11-2015 Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival 2015 concludes successfully (with photos)
06-11-2015 Hong Kong Climate Change Report 2015 launched (with photos)
02-11-2015 Food Wise Eateries Scheme launched today (with photos)
30-10-2015 2014 waste statistics published
30-10-2015 South East New Territories Landfill to receive only construction waste from January 6 next year
29-10-2015 HK and Guangdong strengthen co-operation on cleaner production to improve regional environmental quality
27-10-2015 "Clink, Drink then Recycle" programme to promote glass recycling
23-10-2015 Government to further reduce emissions from power plants
17-10-2015 Health risk category for Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" level
16-10-2015 Exhaust emission type approval for one Volkswagen diesel commercial vehicle model withdrawn with immediate effect
16-10-2015 Health risk category for Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" level
15-10-2015 Health risk category for Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" level
15-10-2015 Mainland and HK sign framework agreement to strengthen exchange and co-operation on environmental impact assessment (with photos)
13-10-2015 SEN attends 12th APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting in Cebu (with photos)
11-10-2015 SEN to attend APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting in Cebu
09-10-2015 Strengthen construction waste management to further promote "use less, waste less" (with photos)
08-10-2015 Health risk category for Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" level
07-10-2015 SEN inspects new measures to combat fly-tipping of construction waste (with photo)
07-10-2015 Applications invited for community involvement projects on waste charging
06-10-2015 Recycling Fund opens for applications (with photos)
29-09-2015 Health risk category for Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" level
29-09-2015 Hong Kong Green Schools and Waste Less Campuses commended (with photos)
27-09-2015 EPD conducts technical trial to prepare for implementation of municipal solid waste charging (with photos)
26-09-2015 Shorelines Cleanup Day promotes keeping our shorelines clean (with photos)
23-09-2015 Eastern Community Green Station open to public from today (with photos)
22-09-2015 14th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund
12-09-2015 Clean shorelines roving exhibition launched today
09-09-2015 Waste Check Charter to promote waste reduction in commercial and industrial sector and organisations (with photos)
03-09-2015 Schools Recycle WEEE programme invites enrolment (with photo)
31-08-2015 Fourth meeting of Hong Kong/Guangdong Joint Liaison Group on Combating Climate Change held in Hong Kong (with photos)
30-08-2015 Non-road mobile machinery for sale or lease required to meet emission rules from September 1
25-08-2015 Ex-gratia payment application for pre-Euro diesel commercial vehicles to close on December 31
24-08-2015 Health risk category for Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" Level
21-08-2015 Health risk category for Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" Level
08-08-2015 Health risk category for Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" Level
07-08-2015 Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" level
03-08-2015 Advisory Committee on Recycling Fund set up
26-07-2015 Shorelines Cleanup Day promotes protection of marine environment (with photos)
17-07-2015 Eighth Hong Kong Macao Co-operation High Level Meeting (with photo)
13-07-2015 Vehicle emission test fee to increase on August 1
12-07-2015 Health risk category for Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" Level
11-07-2015 SEN concludes European visit in Italy (with photos)
11-07-2015 Health risk category for Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" Level
08-07-2015 SEN concludes visit to France (with photos)
07-07-2015 Government launches public consultation on regulation of edible fats and oils and recycling of "waste cooking oils" (with photo/video)
06-07-2015 "Energy Saving for All" youth competitions launched today
06-07-2015 Health risk category for Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" level
04-07-2015 SEN to visit France and Italy
03-07-2015 EPD to introduce bill for producer responsibility scheme on glass beverage containers
30-06-2015 Ocean-going vessels required to switch to clean fuel while at berth from July 1
27-06-2015 LegCo Public Works Subcommittee visits Sludge Treatment Facility in Tuen Mun (with photos)
19-06-2015 Hong Kong greenhouse gas inventory for 2012 released
19-06-2015 Hong Kong Green Organisation Certification commends organisations and companies for going green (with photos)
16-06-2015 Final two briefing sessions on municipal solid waste charging (with photos)
16-06-2015 Hong Kong emission inventory for 2013 published
15-06-2015 New phase of Cleaner Production Partnership Programme invites applications
10-06-2015 13th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund (with photo)
10-06-2015 SEN continues visit to Beijing (with photos)
09-06-2015 SEN starts Beijing visit (with photos)
07-06-2015 SEN to visit Beijing
05-06-2015 World Environment Day 2015 calls for community action on clean recycling (with photos)
02-06-2015 15 retailers fined in May for contravening requirement of plastic shopping bag charging
01-06-2015 Extended incentive scheme for ocean-going vessels using cleaner fuel while berthing in HK starts accepting applications
29-05-2015 New regulation to control air pollutant emissions of non-road mobile machinery to come into effect on June 1
28-05-2015 EPD to update community on municipal solid waste charging
27-05-2015 SEN responds to Task Force on External Lighting report
21-05-2015 Permanent Secretary for Environment attends forum on sustainable development of HK recycling industry
19-05-2015 Steering Committee to Promote Sustainable Development of Recycling Industry visits Sha Tin Community Green Station and local recyclers (with photos)
19-05-2015 EPD commends organisations with good indoor air quality management (with photos)
18-05-2015 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Pearl River Delta Regional Air Quality Monitoring Network results for 2014 released today
15-05-2015 "Energy Saving for All" Campaign launched today (with photos)
15-05-2015 Vehicle emission test fee to be increased
14-05-2015 HKAEE recognises businesses for attaining environmental excellence (with photos)
14-05-2015 Energy Saving Plan for the Built Environment outlines roadmap to reduce energy intensity by 40 per cent by 2025 (with photo/video)
11-05-2015 Sha Tin Community Green Station open to public from tomorrow (with photos)
08-05-2015 EPD awards contract for waste electrical and electronic equipment treatment and recycling facility (with photos)
30-04-2015 EPD reminds all retailers to fully comply with PSB charging requirements
26-04-2015 Retailers contravening PSB charging requirements to be fined or prosecuted straightaway from May 1 (with photos)
24-04-2015 Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" level
22-04-2015 SEN welcomes report of Task Force on External Lighting
22-04-2015 Task Force on External Lighting submits report to Government
17-04-2015 Marine Refuse Study Report released today
15-04-2015 Ocean-going vessels required to switch to clean fuel while at berth with effect from July 1
13-04-2015 Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" level
10-04-2015 "Go Green Waste Less" Summit calls for concerted action from community (with photos)
02-04-2015 Owners of pre-Euro diesel commercial vehicles required to submit ex-gratia payment applications by December 31 this year
31-03-2015 Public Consultation on Future Development of Electricity Market launched (with photos/video)
28-03-2015 Adopt "BYOB" habit to support plastic shopping bag charging and help save the environment (with photos)
26-03-2015 SEN visits Macau (with photos)
26-03-2015 Big Waster returns to HK Sevens to promote waste reduction (with photos)
25-03-2015 SEN to visit Macau tomorrow
25-03-2015 Appointments to new term of Steering Committee of Pilot Green Transport Fund
20-03-2015 New equipment requirements for refuse collection vehicles to come into effect on April 1
19-03-2015 Community campaigns foster public understanding of plastic shopping bag charging (with photos)
19-03-2015 14th meeting of the Hong Kong-Guangdong Joint Working Group on Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection held in Guangzhou (with photos)
18-03-2015 SEN to visit Guangzhou tomorrow
15-03-2015 Plastic shopping bag charging to be fully implemented starting April 1 (with photos)
12-03-2015 EPD to introduce bill for producer responsibility scheme on waste electrical and electronic equipment
12-03-2015 12th batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund (with photo)
11-03-2015 New regulation to require ocean-going vessels to switch to clean fuel while at berth
05-03-2015 Second invitation to electric taxi suppliers to set up quick chargers at government car parks
01-03-2015 EPD prepares for implementation of Producer Responsibility Scheme on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (with photos)

22-04-2016
Date Press release - List of environmental impact assessment studies
22-04-2016 List of environmental impact assessment released
29-01-2016 List of environmental impact assessment released

Date Press releases / news articles issued BY other authorities
26-05-2016 June 2016 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
23-04-2016 Second term of Lantau Development Advisory Committee holds first meeting
21-04-2016 May 2016 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
31-03-2016 BFAC welcomes Government's efforts to facilitate business compliance
24-03-2016 April 2016 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
23-03-2016 21st Working Meeting of Hong Kong/Guangdong Co-operation Joint Conference held in Hong Kong (with photos/video)
21-03-2016 Further enforcement actions against Tin Shui Wai soil fill
21-03-2016 CE meets Administrator of State Oceanic Administration (with photo)
19-03-2016 Buildings Department's response to media enquiries on follow-up actions on suspected illegal site formation in Tin Shui Wai
25-02-2016 March 2016 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
25-02-2016 CE meets Special Representative for Climate Change of China (with photo)
15-02-2016 Better use of public cargo working areas proposed
15-02-2016 Public consultation sessions on Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Hong Kong
01-02-2016 Appointments to Lantau Development Advisory Committee announced
28-01-2016 SEN observes ivory detection by quarantine detector dogs (with photos)
28-01-2016 February 2016 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
10-01-2016 New Energy New Generation Solar Car Competition concludes successfully (with photos)
08-01-2016 Government launches public consultation on Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Hong Kong
28-12-2015 January 2016 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
19-12-2015 Water quality of Victoria Harbour fully upgraded with all Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A facilities coming into operation (with photos)
30-11-2015 BFAC welcomes Government's efforts to facilitate business compliance
26-11-2015 December 2015 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
11-11-2015 DSD holds forum on wastewater management (with photos)
23-10-2015 November 2015 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
16-10-2015 Oilex and HNS Exercise test HK's marine pollution responses (with photos)
09-10-2015 Rehome & Reuse Resources: HA and green groups launch "Green Delight in Estates" Phase 9 community environmental education programme (with photo)
25-09-2015 HyD's response to media enquiries on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities project
24-09-2015 Flow turning process under Harbour Area Treatment Scheme further improves water quality of Victoria Harbour
24-09-2015 October 2015 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
27-08-2015 September 2015 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
20-08-2015 AFCD to hold first biodiversity festival in Hong Kong (with photos)
18-08-2015 "Keep Clean 2015@Hong Kong: Our Home" - Yuen Long District Kick-off Ceremony (with photos)
01-08-2015 "Keep Clean 2015@Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign officially launched (with photos)
28-07-2015 Appointment to Lantau Development Advisory Committee announced
28-07-2015 CS inspects cleaning work at Lap Sap Wan
23-07-2015 August 2015 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
20-07-2015 BFAC welcomes Government's continued efforts in business facilitation
13-07-2015 Youth Exchange Session discusses environmental issues (with photo)
25-06-2015 July 2015 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
21-05-2015 June 2015 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
25-04-2015 1500 native seedlings planted at Islands District Tree Planting Festival (with photos)
23-04-2015 May 2015 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
17-04-2015 SCS visits Environmental Protection Department (with photos)
26-03-2015 April 2015 adjustment in ceiling prices for dedicated LPG filling stations
26-03-2015 BFAC welcomes Government's ceaseless efforts in business facilitation
05-03-2015 Maiden voyage of DSD's sludge vessel Clean Harbour 1