Greeners Action’s suggestion to the New Producer Responsibility Scheme on Glass Beverage Bottles
The Environmental Protection Department issued a consultation paper in February to suggest the implementation of Mandatory Producer Responsibility Scheme on Glass Beverage Bottles.
Greeners Action has been working on the municipal solid waste problem and the sustainable development in Hong Kong. Regarding the New Producer Responsibility Scheme on Glass Beverage Bottles, Greeners Action welcome the suggestion of charging producers the recycling fees of glass bottles. However, we are disappointed that the levy scheme does not include other beverage containers and glass bottles that contains sauces and other food.
We have already proposed 9 suggestions to the Legislative Council and the Panel on Environmental Affairs in the meeting.
The consultation lasts for three months until 5th June. All citizens are welcomed to visit http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/bottles_consult/tc/ and submit their views to the government.