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Promoting Environmental Protection

38.       Not only can environmental protection enhance our citizens' quality of life, but it also helps improve our business environment.  In last year's Policy Address, the Chief Executive proposed to provide an incentive for replacement of old diesel commercial vehicles with new models.  I have budgeted $3.2 billion for this purpose.  The Chief Executive also proposed to lower the first registration tax for environment-friendly vehicles.  This programme will be implemented on 1 April.  As from today, information on the vehicle models covered by the programme can be found on the websites of the Environmental Protection Department and Transport Department.


39.       To reduce waste and implement the "Polluter Pays" principle, the Environmental Protection Department is considering the introduction of producer-responsibility schemes for various products.  The Department has completed its study on the charging scheme for plastic shopping bags, and is shortly to put forward specific proposals.  It is expected that the relevant Bill will be introduced into this Council within the year.


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