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KS Wong to visit Beijing

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong will visit Beijing February 3 and 4 to call on the National Development & Reform Commission and the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

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Recycling body set up

The Environment Bureau has announced the establishment of the Steering Group on the Modification of Recycling & Refuse Collection Facilities in Public Places.

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World Wetlands Day marked

Hong Kong Wetland Park celebrates World Wetlands Day 2016 to highlight the vital role of wetlands for the future of humanity.

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3K join green education scheme

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong has applauded the success of a pilot campaign which has attracted more than 3,000 students and parents to follow the low-carbon-living message of “use less, waste less”.

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KS Wong visits ivory detector team

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong has visited the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department Operation Centre in Ta Kwu Ling to see how sniffer dogs detect smuggled ivory.

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Manufacturers should pay for e-waste

Charging manufacturers instead of consumers for re-collecting waste electrical and electronic equipment is consistent with the producer responsibility scheme, Secretary for Environment, KS Wong says.

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Works start on e-waste facility

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong has officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Treatment & Recycling Facility.

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Elephant trophy ban mooted

The Government will launch legislative procedures to ban the import and export of elephant hunting trophies, and will explore further banning the import and export of ivory to phase out the trade.

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New building energy codes set

The Electrical & Mechanical Services Department will implement the 2015 edition of the Building Energy Code on December 11, requiring new buildings to enhance the basic energy efficiency standards of four major types of services installations: air-conditioning, electrical, lifts and escalators, and lighting.

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Food recovery brings multiple benefits

To encourage people to cherish food resources and reduce food waste the Environment & Conservation Fund (ECF) sponsors non-profit organisations in the recovery of surplus food for distribution to those in need. Since its start in mid-2014 the ECF has approved 10 projects with funding support of about $15 million.

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