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Importers fined for illegal waste

August 08, 2017
Illegal import

Illegal import:  Hazardous electronic waste is seized at Kwai Chung Container Terminals.

Four importers were fined $55,000 in total by Fanling Magistracy today for illegally importing hazardous electronic waste.

 

In co-operation with the Customs & Excise Department, the Environmental Protection Department intercepted five containers carrying a large quantity of hazardous e-waste at Kwai Chung Container Terminals in January and February.

 

The market value of the haul was $260,000.

 

The traders were convicted for violating the Waste Disposal Ordinance.

 

The Environmental Protection Department said hazardous e-waste containing heavy metals and other toxic chemicals should be handled properly.



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