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Retailers reminded of bag charge

The Environmental Protection Department has reminded all retail outlets that officers will no longer give prior verbal warnings on the legal requirements of plastic shopping bag charging starting from May 1.

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Voluntary light charter tabled

The Task Force on External Lighting has submitted its report to the Government, recommending the introduction of a voluntary charter scheme to implement a switch off requirement for external lighting at a preset time.

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Paul Tang visits EPD

Secretary for the Civil Service Paul Tang has visited the Environmental Protection Department to learn more about its work.

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Most marine refuse 'local'

A study has found that more than 95% of marine refuse originates from local sources, especially from shoreline and recreational activities.

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Vessel fuel switch endorsed

The Legislative Council has approved the Air Pollution Control (Ocean Going Vessels) (Fuel at Berth) Regulation, which will take effect on July 1.

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Shopping reminder: Bring your own bag

More than 10,000 retailers across Hong Kong must start charging customers 50 cents for each plastic shopping bag, to encourage consumers to bring their own and re-use them.

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Students learn green lesson

As April 1 approaches, green groups are visiting schools to remind students that plastic shopping bag charging will be fully implemented on that day.

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Clean energy more costly: KS Wong

Using clean energy to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality will inevitably increase pressure on power companies to rise electricity tariffs, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong says.

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Glass recycling at all estates

The glass bottle recycling network has grown to cover all 164 public rental housing estates under the Housing Authority, the Environmental Protection Department announces.

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