Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The Environment Bureau launched on 10 January 2012 the public consultation on the introduction of charging as an economic means to reduce the generation of municipal solid waste. The consultation document gives an overview of waste management in Hong Kong, and also outlines the international experience in waste charging and key considerations for the implementation of such a scheme in Hong Kong. The consultation will last for three months from now until 10 April 2012. Members of the public are welcome to give their views. The consultation document is available at the offices of the Environmental Protection Department, the Environmental Resource Centres and the Public Enquiry Service Centres of Home Affairs Department. They can also be downloaded from the dedicated website.