Saturday, March 2, 2013

Events: Roving exhibition on glass bottle recycling opens organized by The Environmental Protection Department in March 2013

Roving exhibition on glass bottle recycling opens

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The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) is organising a series of roving exhibitions on glass bottle recycling, with the first exhibition being held at Maritime Square from today (March 1) to March 4. Members of the public are welcome to visit the exhibition.

An EPD spokesman said today, "The Government has launched a three-month public consultation on the mandatory producer responsibility scheme (PRS) on glass beverage bottles. We hope the roving exhibition can raise public awareness on glass bottle recycling and enhance public understanding of the PRS on Glass Beverage Bottles through panel displays, exhibits, game booths and video screenings."

Some 150 tonnes of glass beverage bottles are generated in Hong Kong each day, placing significant pressure on Hong Kong's limited landfill capacity. In this regard, the Government has proposed to implement a mandatory PRS on glass beverage bottles so that the relevant stakeholders along the supply chain can jointly share the environmental responsibilities for proper disposal of glass beverage bottles. The scheme can also help turn waste into a resource for production of different construction materials. All this would help establish a circular economy for waste glass under which glass beverage bottles would no longer need to be dumped at landfills.

The spokesman added, "To encourage members of the public to actively participate in glass bottle recycling and put green living into practice, there will be a glass recycling counter set up in the exhibition, at which the public can redeem souvenirs when they hand in rinsed glass beverage bottles."

The schedule of the roving exhibition in March is as follows. The exhibition will then be moved to other venues. Please visit the EPD website at for the latest schedule of the exhibition.

Date            Time         Venue
March 1 to 4    10am to 9pm  Level 1
                             "Fantasy Island-Venue A"
                             Maritime Square,
                             Tsing Yi
March 7 to 10   10am to 9pm  Main Atrium, 1/F,
                             Tuen Mun Town Plaza
March 14 to 17  10am to 9pm  Covered Piazza,
                             Times Square,
                             Causeway Bay
March 29 to 31  10am to 9pm  Atrium Zone B, UG 2/F,
                             Lok Fu Plaza, Kowloon

Leaflets on the Public Consultation on a New PRS on Glass Beverage Bottles are obtainable at the exhibition venues. The consultation document is also available at the EPD website. The public are welcome to offer their views and comments to the EPD by post (EPD Waste Management Policy Group, Room 4522, 45/F, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong), email ( or facsimile (2318 1877) on or before May 6.

Ends/Friday, March 1, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:51


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