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Public Consultation on Producer Responsibility Scheme on Plastic Beverage Containers

The Environmental Protection Department released a consultation paper on 22 February 2021, on the Producer Responsibility Scheme on Plastic Beverage Containers (PPRS) for the proper and effective management of waste plastic beverage containers.  The consultation period will last for three months until 21 May 2021.  For details, please visit the dedicated website .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Regional Air Quality Monitoring results for 2019

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Pearl River Delta Regional Air Quality Monitoring Network released a report on the 2019 monitoring results on 30 July 2020.

2019 Beach Water Quality Report published today (1 April 2020)

The water quality of all gazetted beaches in Hong Kong has achieved the required standard for bathing waters for ten consecutive years since 2010. As reported in the 2019 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.

2017 Hong Kong Emission Inventory

The Environmental Protection Department published the 2017 Hong Kong Emission Inventory Report on 27 June 2019 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.

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.

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