Secretary for the Environment KS Wong today officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Treatment & Recycling Facility.
When the Government-funded centre is completed in the middle of next year it will be able to handle 30,000 tonnes of e-waste per year. It will provide collection and proper treatment for eight types of regulated e-waste.
Mr Wong said the facility shows the Government will adhere to the Hong Kong Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources schedule in implementing the mandatory producer responsibility scheme.
Companies with extensive experience in management technologies and operation of the local recycling network will provide collection services for regulated e-waste and use technologies to turn it into reusable materials.
Air-conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, televisions, computers, printers, scanners and monitors are included in the producer responsibility scheme for e-waste.