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EPD to hold two public forums on municipal solid waste charging
     The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) will hold two public forums on municipal solid waste (MSW) charging to enable the community to have a better understanding of the proposed implementation arrangements.

     The implementation of quantity-based MSW charging will create financial incentives to drive behavioural changes in waste generation and hence reduce the overall waste disposal. The Council for Sustainable Development (SDC) had conducted an extensive public engagement exercise on MSW charging and recommended to the Government an implementation framework. Following the SDC's framework, the Government announced earlier the proposed implementation arrangements of different aspects in consultation with relevant stakeholders.

     Details of the two public forums are as follows:
First forum
Date: April 27 (Thursday)
Time: 7pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, 4/F, West Block,
           Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre,
           19 Suffolk Road,
           Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
           (MTR Kowloon Tong Station Exit E)
Second forum
Date: May 13 (Saturday)
Time: 10.30am to noon
Venue: School Hall of Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School,
            70 Hoi Pa Street,
            Tsuen Wan, New Territories
            (MTR Tsuen Wan Station Exit A1)

     The forums will be conducted in Cantonese. Representatives of the participating organisations of Community Involvement Projects for MSW Charging will be invited to share their experiences. Interested members of the public may submit the reply slip (See Annex) and register through email (mswcharging@epd.gov.hk) or fax (3509 4630) or by calling 3462 2841. The EPD will handle registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

     For enquiries, please call the EPD at 3528 0194 or 3528 0134.
Ends/Monday, April 17, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:00
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