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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.

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