Analyses | Environment and energy | 2017-03-29 | HKET

Polluter pays principle is part of the answer of reducing electronic waste



Selling of certain electrical appliances in Hong Kong will mean paying a recycling fee, according to the Government’s latest scheme. However, goods purchased overseas can be exempted. As online shopping is surging in popularity, will this arrangement become a potential loophole of the policy? Overseas practice in collecting similar surcharges may shed light on this potential problem.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.