Hong Kong generates around 70,000 tonnes of WEEE each year and the volume has been increasing at a rate of 2% annually in recent years. WEEE contains hazardous substances that are harmful to the environment and human health if not properly treated or disposed of, therefore they must be handled with care. Mr Yau said the Government issued a consultation document on January 18 to solicit public views on introducing a mandatory producer responsibility scheme (PRS) for the proper management of WEEE.

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