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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.

2015 Beach Water Quality Report published today (1 April 2016)

The water quality of all 41 gazetted beaches in Hong Kong has now achieved the required standard for bathing waters for six consecutive years since 2010. As reported in the 2015 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.

"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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

Waste Check Charter

"Waste Check Charter" is a voluntary programme aims to encourage commercial sector and organisations better prepare for the future MSW charging and plan their waste reduction strategies.

Shorelines Cleanup Day promotes keeping our shorelines clean

Led by the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, representatives of the Inter-departmental Working Group on Clean Shorelines, green groups and other related organisations on 26 September 2015 jointly took part in the Shorelines Cleanup Day held at Shui Hau on Lantau Island to promote the message of keeping our shorelines clean. Mr Wong urged members of the public to practise the habit of “Take your litter home” when engaging outdoor activities. In addition, the use of single-use utensils and containers like plastic bottles, paper containers, and foam plastic lunch boxes, should be avoided to help reduce waste at source and prevent litter entering the marine environment.

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