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Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong 2035

The Environment Bureau issued the Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong 2035 with the vision of “Healthy Living.Low-carbon Transformation.World Class”. It leads Hong Kong to a liveable city with air quality on par with major international cities by 2035.

Clean Air Plan for Hong Kong 2035

Graduates Subsidy Programme 2021

Subsidise private companies and suitable organisations to employ fresh graduates working in areas related to environmental protection, and to nurture talents for meeting needs on various environmental fronts. Around 300 jobs are benefited and application opens on 2 July. For details, please check here.

Graduates Subsidy Programme 2021

2020 Beach Water Quality Report published today (1 April 2021)

The water quality of all gazetted beaches in Hong Kong has achieved the required standard for bathing waters for eleven consecutive years since 2010. As reported in the 2020 Beach Water Quality Report, this achievement is brought about through years of efforts to implement pollution abatement measures.  The report can be viewed at the EPD website.

2020 Beach Water Quality Report published today (1 April 2021)

Hong Kong Roadmap on Popularisation of Electric Vehicles

The Environment Bureau issued the Hong Kong Roadmap on Popularisation of Electric Vehicles with the vision of “Zero Carbon Emissions.Clean Air.Smart City”. It outlines the strategies and measures of promoting electric vehicles development with a view to attaining zero vehicular emissions before 2050.

Hong Kong Roadmap on Popularisation of Electric Vehicles

Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035

The Environment Bureau promulgated the Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035 on February 8, 2021, with the vision of “Waste Reduction.Resources Circulation.Zero Landfill”.  It outlines the strategies, targets and actions to tackle the waste management challenges up to 2035.

Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035

Green Tech Fund opens for applications

The Green Tech Fund, established with a $200 million Government allocation, is open for applications.  The deadline for the first round of applications is 22 February 2021.  For details, please visit gtf.gov.hk.

Green Tech Fund opens for applications

2019 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 2019. For details on marine water quality, please see the 2019 marine report. For details on river water quality, please see the 2019 river report.

2019 Reports on Marine and River Water Quality in Hong Kong Published

Control on import and export of mercury to start on 1 November 2020

In order to effectively fulfill the requirements of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, import and export of mercury will be subject to license control under the Import and Export (General) Regulations starting from 1 November 2020.  Please visit EPD’s relevant webpage for more information.

Control on import and export of mercury to start on 1 November 2020

EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme

To promote installation of electric vehicle charging-enabling infrastructure in car parks of existing private residential buildings, the Environment Protection Department has launched the EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme (“EHSS”). For details, please visit the website of EHSS.

EV-charging at Home Subsidy Scheme

Waste Disposal (Charging for Municipal Solid Waste) (Amendment) Bill 2018

The Waste Disposal (Charging for Municipal Solid Waste) (Amendment) Bill 2018 has been introduced into the Legislative Council on November 14.  The Bill proposes to implement municipal solid waste charging based on the "polluter-pays" principle.   Details can be referred to the press release and the MSW charging website.

Waste Disposal (Charging for Municipal Solid Waste) (Amendment) Bill 2018

Implementation of the WPRS

EPD issued a press release on 27 July to further remind members of the public and the trade that the Producer Responsibility Scheme on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WPRS) will be implemented on 1 August 2018.  Please click here for the full text of the press release.  A set of frequently asked questions and answers has been set out in the Annex.

 

Implementation of the WPRS

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)

"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

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

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

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
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