Wednesday, October 22, 2014   

Waste charges need cross-bureau efforts
(08-12 13:10)

Executive Councillor Bernard Chan, who also chairs the government-appointed Council on Sustainable Development, says a cross-bureau effort is needed to successfully implement a waste-charging scheme.
The council has been working on a pay-as-you-throw charging scheme, which would be introduced in 2016 at the earliest.
Reports say the council is considering a charge of HK$30 to HK$44 a month per household.
Chan said the Environment Bureau should take the policy lead, but collaboration was necessary. --RTHK   
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