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Refund for returning plastic bottles, levy for drink suppliers mulled in scheme to boost waste recycling in Hong Kong

Consumers will get a refund of 10 HK cents for returning every plastic bottle, while a levy of up to 65 cents will be imposed on drink suppliers for each such container, according to a scheme proposed by the government to help boost Hong Kong’s dismal recycling rate.The proposals, outlined in a paper released on Monday for a three-month public consultation, also seek to require larger stores, with retail floor areas over 200 square metres, to provide space for plastic bottle return and rebate…


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