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Electricity market consultation launched

The Government has launched a three-month public consultation on the future development of the electricity market.

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Consumers urged to bring their own bags

As the full implementation of plastic shopping bag charging at all retail outlets will start from April 1, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong reminds people to carry their own reusable shopping bags.

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Volunteers audit rugby waste

The Hong Kong Sevens has kicked off, attracting hordes of rugby fans from around the globe – who generate plenty of waste. A team of volunteers is auditing the trash, to develop a plan to reduce it in future.

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Environment chief attends forum

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong has led a Government delegation to attend the 2015 Macau International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition, to explore opportunities for environmental collaboration in the region.

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Observatory to open to the public

The Hong Kong Observatory will host open days on the afternoon of March 28 and all day on March 29 at its Nathan Road headquarters.

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Waste-reduction initiatives working

The Government’s waste-reduction programmes are proving effective in slowing the rise in municipal solid waste disposal, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong says, adding they may even turn the trend around.

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Total lunar eclipse set for April 4

A total lunar eclipse on April 4 will best be observed at places with an unobstructed view to the horizon in the east and southeast, such as Shek O, High Island Reservoir east dam and on top of Tai Mo Shan, if weather permits.

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KS Wong to visit Macau

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong will visit Macau on March 26 to attend the Macau International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition.

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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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Up to 7 summer typhoons forecast

Hong Kong Observatory Director Shun Chi-ming has forecast that around four to seven tropical cyclones will come within 500 kilometres of the city this year.

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Bag levy promotion in full swing

As plastic shopping bag charging will be fully implemented on April 1, the Environmental Protection Department has been holding community activities to raise awareness and understanding.

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Working group reviews green collaboration

The Hong Kong-Guangdong joint working group on sustainable development and environmental protection has held its 14th meeting in Guangzhou.

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Old computers bring new hope

Hong Kong households and businesses throw away more than 70,000 tonnes of computers and electronic equipment every year. To reduce the amount of electronic waste dumped at the city's landfills, the Environmental Protection Department launched the Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Recycling Programme, or WEEE, to encourage schools and the community to donate used electrical and electronic equipment to non-governmental organisations.

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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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Development chief visits Barcelona

Secretary for Development Paul Chan has given a speech, met officials, and inspected infrastructure projects during his duty visit to Barcelona.

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