Third batch of applications approved under Recycling Fund

     The Environmental Protection Department today (November 3) announced that the Advisory Committee on Recycling Fund has completed its assessment and approved the third batch of applications. The Committee has approved funding for four applications involving a total sum of about $3.5 million.

     Among the newly approved applications, two are under the Enterprise Support Programme and two are under the Industry Support Programme. Of the two projects approved under the Enterprise Support Programme, one involves the recycling of waste tyres and the other the recycling of waste plastic bottles. The approved projects under the Industry Support Programme are to develop training courses for the practitioners in the recycling industry and to develop a registration scheme for the food waste recycling industry. Details of these projects are set out in the Annex.

     The $1 billion Recycling Fund was established in October 2015 to provide appropriate funding support to enhance the overall capability, capacity, efficiency and skills of the local recycling industry, as well as to help develop the market for recycled products by providing more market information. The Fund will help enhance the quantity and value of recyclables, thus reducing the amount of waste disposed of at landfills.

     Members of the Committee are appointed by the Secretary for the Environment to 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 Hong Kong Productivity Council serves as the implementation partner as well as the secretariat for the Recycling Fund.

     For more information on the Fund and the approved applications, please visit the website of the Fund (

Ends/Thursday, November 3, 2016
Issued at HKT 17:00