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Advisory Committee on Recycling Fund set up

     The Environment Bureau announced today (August 3) the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Recycling Fund to facilitate the operation of the newly set up Fund.

     The Chief Executive announced in the 2014 Policy Address the establishment of a $1 billion Recycling Fund to promote the recovery and recycling of waste by assisting the recycling industry to upgrade its operational capabilities and efficiency for sustainable development.

     The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, said, "In view of the imminent waste challenge, we aim to promote the effective operation and sustainable development of the recycling industry to enhance waste recycling and reduce disposal at landfills, which is vital to the overall waste management policy in Hong Kong."

     Appointed by the Secretary for the Environment, members of the Advisory Committee will advise and make recommendations to the Government on matters relating to the overall administration and operation of the Recycling Fund. The committee comprises experts, academics and people with experience in business management and community service, as well as representatives from various business and industry associations. The appointments of the committee members are for a term of three years from August 1, 2015. The Hong Kong Productivity Council will be serving as the secretariat.

     Membership of the Committee is as follows:

Mr Jimmy Kwok

Ms Carmen Chan
Mr Choi Kam-wah
Mr Richard Chow
Ms Jessica Jook
Mr Mark Lin
Professor Irene Lo
Professor Poon Chi-sun
Mr Yeung Man-yui
Mr Yip Hing-kwok
Mr Edward Chan
(Representative of the Business Environment Council)
Mr Andrew Chan
(Representative of the Hong Kong Chinese Importers' & Exporters' Association)
Mr Chan Wing-hong
(Representative of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce)
Mr Daniel Cheng
(Representative of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries)
Mr Teddy Cheung
(Representative of the Hong Kong Association of Property Management Companies)
Mr Marvin Hsu
(Representative of the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong)
Dr Raymond Leung
(Representative of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce)

     Representatives of relevant government bureaux and departments including the Environmental Protection Department, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, the Housing Department, the Labour Department, the Trade and Industry Department will also be invited to attend meetings for discussion as and when required.

     The Environment Bureau said that the Government will be working closely with the recycling trade and relevant stakeholders on the operation of the Recycling Fund to ensure the effectiveness of the Fund as well as to promote the development of the recycling industry.

Ends/Monday, August 3, 2015
Issued at HKT 14:15


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