The hottest storm in Hong Kong's glass bottle

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Hong Kong: the "storm" in glass bottles recently, the Hong Kong Legislative Council passed a regulation on the Levy of fees on glass bottles of drinks. After Hong Kong people just got used to charging with plastic bags in supermarkets, wine, water, milk, tea, soymilk, fruit juice and so on, as long as they are glass bottles, will also be charged. Although the regulations stipulate that fees are only levied from dealers, many citizens worry that fees will eventually be passed on to consumers. Almost three seasons of high temperature in Hong Kong, every household has to store some drinks in the refrigerator. If they drink a bottle of beer, they have to pay for it, which is related to the daily life of Hong Kong people

payment can promote recycling and achieve the purpose of waste reduction; However, payment is an unwelcome measure, which will naturally lead to a dispute that foam is more uniform, delicate and convenient for construction and production than normal temperature foaming

supporting measures should keep up with the

regulations, which are drafted by legal experts, but they need operable details to be implemented. Who will charge the fees involved? How much? There are also reward and punishment measures, which can only be implemented after they are in place

in response to social disputes, Huang Jinxing, director of the environment bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, said that there must be subsidiary rules to stipulate the charging standard. At present, he tends to refer to foreign regulations, charging 1 yuan per liter of glass bottles (Hong Kong dollars, the same below), and 0 for 750 mL of glass bottles. 75 yuan, 0 for water bottle. 33 yuan, 0 for fresh milk bottles. 22 yuan. If the dealer can prove that the glass bottle will be recycled for more than 5 times, it will be exempted from charges. After extensive discussion, the implementation rules will strive for the greatest consensus. The government has reserved time and plans to formally implement them in 2018

some wine importers said that about 20000 bottles of wine are imported every year, and the bottles cannot be recycled. If a levy is implemented, it may cost 1 yuan per year. 50000 yuan. Citizens may not feel that they will continue to throw bottles away as garbage if they only collect fees from dealers. It is better to charge consumers directly according to plastic bags, so as to encourage citizens to recycle bottles collectively

some beer dealers said they did not object to the levy. They would adjust the number of bottled beer according to the levy and market acceptance. Whether the price would rise depends on the specific situation after the charge. However, they raised the issue of fairness. The regulation stipulates that glass bottles used for popular products and sauces after food is introduced to the market are not charged. They believe that if they charge, they should face all glass containers

glass waste is a bad event

despite the rebound, the Hong Kong government has no objection to the direction of taking measures to recycle glass bottles. Even if the opposition culture is becoming stronger, the levy Ordinance is still passed by the Hong Kong Legislative Council with a high vote, because glass waste has put pressure on the environment of Hong Kong. Statistics show that in 2014, there were 290 tons of glass waste in Hong Kong every day, only a small amount of which was recycled, and the rest went into landfills. At present, the garbage in Hong Kong is mainly treated by landfills, but the three landfills will be saturated in 2019, and garbage treatment will become a problem in Hong Kong in the future. In addition, glass waste cannot be degraded, which will cause long-term damage to the soil. Therefore, recycling and waste reduction at the source have become a top priority

environmental protection and waste reduction, in addition to rules to follow, the most important thing is the input and participation of the whole people. Whether the policy can be effective requires the joint efforts of the government and citizens, and the levy requires the understanding and cooperation of the society, which is inseparable from the advocacy and renewal of ideas. Last year, the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department began to promote the "1000 cups of drinking and recycling" activity, promoting the recycling of glass bottles in shopping malls, restaurants and residential areas, and establishing a culture of cherishing things and reducing waste. The environmental protection department has set up more than 1200 glass bottle recycling points in residential areas, covering more than 70% of the population of Hong Kong. At the same time, the glass bottles of shopping malls and restaurants are collected at home and handed over to the appointed recyclers for recycling. At present, glass bottles can be made into glass sand, which can replace natural river sand as engineering raw materials and produce environmental friendly road bricks

the environmental protection department hopes to gradually enhance Hong Kong Society's awareness of recycling glass bottles, change the inherent habit of throwing them away after use, and establish the concept of "less garbage, more money saving". These efforts have laid the foundation for the implementation of the new regulations on glass bottle charging in the future

tips for recycling

Hong Kong resource recycling industry pointed out that the regulations are only mandatory charges, not mandatory recycling, and the cost has not been received by consumers, I am afraid the recycling effect is not obvious. They suggested that recycling and distribution licenses should be combined, and glass bottles should be classified. Local products should be recycled and reused by enterprises, and glass bottles of foreign products should be recycled and used to manufacture environmental friendly bricks. The government should also continue to develop new products with glass bottles as raw materials, because whether they can be recycled sustainably depends on whether recycled products can be widely used and create value. If recycled products are ignored, they will become new garbage, Recycling has not achieved waste reduction. Now it is ready to help the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama develop space structure effects

in fact, the biggest problem is that recycling also has costs. According to the estimation of the recycling industry, the average recycling cost of each glass bottle is 0. 85 yuan. I'm afraid the fees collected in the future will not be able to maintain a balance of payments. If they are fully recovered, how can we solve the fund gap business in 45 countries around the world? Will the government provide budget subsidies? These implementation rules should be taken into account in order to ensure the smooth progress of recycling

some members of the wholesale and retail sectors have proposed that recycling cannot rely solely on the levy. In terms of specific implementation, restaurants and retailers in Hong Kong have limited space, there is no place to store glass bottles, and residual drinks will also cause insect infestation. Therefore, it is likely to transfer the cost to consumers and throw away glass bottles as garbage. The levy needs to be implemented in conjunction with the reward system, such as the tax rebate for the recovered businesses. In addition to economic incentives, education and guidance should also be continued

charging and waste reduction is an important measure to promote environmental protection in Hong Kong. This week, the "municipal solid waste charging community participation project" with a budget of 50million yuan was launched, so that participating communities can experience the principle of "discarding more and paying more" in advance, and encourage citizens to classify and recycle garbage. This means that not only glass bottles, but also other waste will be recycled by charging. At the launching ceremony, the Secretary for the environment of Hong Kong, Wong Kam sing, said frankly that it is not easy to successfully implement a charging system. We must let the society fully understand the arrangement and significance of charging and make full psychological preparations

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