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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 applications will open on 2 July.

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.

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.

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.

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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