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Waste Management

141. The Government is pressing ahead with preparations to implement quantity-based municipal solid waste charging in accordance with the “Hong Kong: Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources”. Community involvement projects funded by the Environment and Conservation Fund have also commenced to prepare the community for waste charging. The Government plans to introduce the bill for implementing waste charging in the current legislative year. Meanwhile, the new construction waste charges will take effect in April this year. The Government is also preparing the legislation required to mandate the use of a Global Positioning System on construction waste collection vehicles to combat illegal depositing of construction waste.

142. Two producer responsibility schemes (PRSs) targeting five types of waste electrical and electronic equipment and glass beverage containers have entered the final stage of preparation for phased implementation in the coming two years. We will also commission a feasibility study on how to implement a PRS targeting suitable plastic containers, mainly those carrying beverages or personal care products.



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