Protecting the environment starts with pollution control. Ozone layer protection, maintaining clean air and working towards a clean Hong Kong harbour are very important. We can help reduce waste by paying attention to minor details in our daily lives, for example, not to take extra plastic bags when we go shopping.
How to start a recycling programme? We just need your collaboration. The 3-colour waste separation bin system and the source separation of domestic waste programmes have been widely adopted in Hong Kong and have had a positive impact on waste reduction.
Not everything we don’t need is rubbish. Sometimes, used clothes, books, toys and furniture can be of value to others. So when you want to throw them away, please consider sending them to outlets for recyclable and used items.
Discarding computers, electrical appliances and rechargeable batteries can seriously harm the environment. The Environmental Protection Department has engaged organisations to implement recycling programmes for used computers and electrical appliances. You can arrange for collection services with them. There are also many collection points for recycling of rechargeable batteries, so do not simply throw them away.
Besides protecting the environment in our daily lives, we can also take part in related public events and activities such as competitions, ambassador schemes and award schemes.
The Environmental Campaign Committee also holds various themed programmes throughout the year. Just check out these programmes and join in with your friends and family.
Or start with beautifying your living environment by joining the Green Volunteer Scheme
Visit HK Sustainable Technology Net to find out more information about sustainable and environmental friendly technologies. By applying the greening knowledge at home and schools, you can help to make Hong Kong a greener city.
Environmental protection is a broad subject. The Hong Kong Government has designed interesting and fun educational tools for you to learn about it. A good place to start is at one of the Environmental Resource Centres where you will find many exhibits, library items, interactive games and environmental gardens. The Green Education and Resource Centre at Kowloon Park will bring you closer to nature and show you more about the importance of greening and environmental protection.
You may also wish to take a lesson at home with the online Educational Package on Environmental Noise. This lesson shows you all about noise and its assessment, management and mitigation.Lastly, you can become a Public Works Engineer through the E-learning Platform for Environmental Impact Assessment Mechanism and make use of the EIA process to plan a development project to avoid adverse environmental impacts.
The theme of this Session is Municipal Solid Waste Charging, and the guest is Mr Bernard Chan, Chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development.