Get Ready to Pay More for Drinks

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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,

lack of

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