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Waste charging forums to be held

The Environmental Protection Department will hold two forums on municipal solid waste charging so the public can better understand the proposal.

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Blazing a trail to conservation

The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department has launched a trail maintenance workshop to encourage the public, especially hikers, to conserve the environment and use hiking trails in a sustainable way. Participants learn about trail management skills and proper hiking behaviour.

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KS Wong visits Kowloon City

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong has visited a primary school in Kowloon City to inspect its green initiatives.

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59 pollution convictions in March

The Environmental Protection Department recorded 59 convictions for pollution offences in March.

 

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3 fined for illegal waste

A Hong Kong Housing Society's contractor and sub-contractor as well as a transportation company have been fined $80,000 in total by Fanling Magistracy for illegally dumping construction waste. 

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Traders fined for illegal waste

Two importers have been fined $15,000 in total by Fanling Magistracy for illegally importing hazardous electronic waste.

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Man jailed for smuggling turtles

A 26-year-old man has been jailed for two months by West Kowloon Magistracy for smuggling endangered turtles.

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Country parks celebrate 40 years

The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department has held the Hiking & Planting Day at Kam Shan Country Park, kicking off a series of programmes to celebrate the 40th anniversary of country parks.

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Construction waste charges to rise

The construction waste disposal charges will be increased from April 7, the Environmental Protection Department says.

 

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KS Wong attends environment forum

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong has attended the 2017 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition and inspected Macau’s environmental work.

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New electric vehicle tax breaks to start

New first registration tax concessions for electric vehicles will take effect from April 1, the Environment Bureau announces.

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2 shops fined for free plastic bags

Two shop owners who failed to charge for plastic shopping bags have been fined up to $10,000 by Kwun Tong Magistracy.

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Alert issued on bogus email

The Environmental Protection Department has issued an alert on a fraudulent email purporting to be issued by the Secretary for the Environment, inviting recipients to take part in "Guided visit with a theme on Enhancing Environment Al Capacity" on April 4 in Tuen Mun.

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KS Wong to visit Macau

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong will visit Macau for two days to attend the 2017 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition.

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Footage secures waste conviction

Footage taken by the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department’s Internet Protocol camera has been used as evidence to secure a conviction for the illegal dumping of waste from a truck.

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Cover-up claims refuted

The Environmental Protection Department has acted lawfully and impartially, and has not harboured any works, person, organisation or Government department.

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Green vehicles’ emission standard to stay

Qualifying standards for environment-friendly commercial vehicles will remain unchanged from April 1 this year to March 31, 2018, the Environmental Protection Department announces.

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