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16 beaches rated 'good'

16 beaches rated 'good'

The Environmental Protection Department has rated water quality at 16 beaches 'good', 21 'fair' and two 'poor' for  May 28 to 29.

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Bualoi added to typhoon list

Bualoi has been added to this year's list of tropical cyclone names in the western North Pacific and the South China Sea, the Hong Kong Observatory announced.

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Illegal waste storage examined

The Environmental Protection Department is investigating the suspected illegal storage of large amounts of chemical waste at four recycling sites in North District and Yuen Long.

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Fresh start creates park art

To enhance the ecological value of Hong Kong's country parks the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department has carried out the Plantation Enrichment Project, which involves the thinning of withering and aging trees, and replacing them with suitable seedlings for the sustainable development of plantation areas. Wood waste produced in the project is then turned into facilities and fertiliser for the parks.

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Schools' green efforts commended

Thirty-six secondary schools, primary schools and kindergartens were commended at the Greening School Project Award prize presentation ceremony  in recognition of their meritorious green school projects and contributions to environmental greening.

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Old barracks declared monuments

The Secretary for Development, in his capacity as Antiquities Authority, has declared Blocks 7, 10 and 25 of the old Lei Yue Mun Barracks as monuments under the Antiquities & Monuments Ordinance.

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Sludge treatment facility opens

Chief Executive CY Leung has opened T•PARK, Hong Kong's first self-sustained sludge treatment facility, marking a significant step forward in the city's waste-to-energy journey.

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Recycling fund approves 29 applications

The Advisory Committee on Recycling Fund has approved 29 funding applications totalling $28 million based on the proposals' effectiveness in enhancing the applicants' recycling capability, types of recyclables to be handled, cost effectiveness and sustainability.

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Water polluters to be charged

The Environmental Protection Department will prosecute the suspected parties involved in two cases of illegal wastewater discharge into Shing Mun River.

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KS Wong attends waste charge seminar

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong has attended an information session to update the construction industry on the adjustment of construction waste disposal charges and associated supplementary measures.

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Energy saving meeting held

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong, together with more than 60 built environment and energy sector stakeholders, as well as government departments have taken part in the "Post-COP21 Green Building Imaging" engagement session at Government House.

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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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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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