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Municipal Solid Waste Charging

Waste Charging Bill finally passed and government works should be followed
2021/08/27
Environmental Campaigns > Municipal Solid Waste Charging > Waste Charging Bill finally passed and government works should be followed


Greeners Action committed to easing Hong Kong’s waste problem since 2005. The Waste Charging Policy is always one of our major milestones which aim to reach. The Legislative Council have finally passed the “Waste Disposal (Charging for Municipal Solid Waste) (Amendment) Bill”(The Bill) today. Greeners Action glad to see the law is finally approved but at the same time we believe that we are still too early to celebrate.

It is because the government delayed the implementation date from "12-18 months" to "At lesat 18 months" which is totally unacceptable. Greeners action strongly urges the government to promise the preparation period for waste charging should not exceed 18 months. Besides, the government shall make good use of the time to let the society adapt to the new policy. We proposed three major parts to be followed up.

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