Get Ready to Pay More for Drinks
The Legislative Council has passed a bill that will, starting in 2018,
The government has proposed charging although the actual amount has yet to be finalized. Money from the levy will go to hiring a contractor to collect and recycle glass bottles. At present,
and the move is aimed at increasing that number to 60 percent. But the bill has met with criticism: Liberal Party lawmaker Vincent Fang pointed out a facilities to promote glass recycling, while the Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades expressed concern over the possible impact on businesses and customers. Our take: Looks like buying drinks from 7-Eleven won’t save us much money after all…
impose a levy on manufacturers and importers for drinks packaged in glass bottles.
$1 for every one-liter bottle, Hong Kong recycles around 10 percent of its glass bottles,