Environmental levy scheme

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Powerpoint presentation for HKBU POLS 7050 Public Administration on 01 Dec 2011.( Topic is Environmental levy scheme) Team Members: Donald Law (10418709)and Eric Cheng (10406816)

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Environmental levy scheme

  1. 1. Public Policy Debates: Environmental levy scheme Law Cheuk Hey, Donald 10418709 Cheng Pok Kit, Eric 10406816
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Plastic shopping bag exists around our life </li></ul><ul><li>The disposal of shopping bag is around 2 pieces per Hong Kong people everyday at 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Environmental Protection Department: Waste Management Policy Division. (2009). The Environmental Levy Scheme for Plastic Shopping Bags – Related Statistics. http://www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/boards/advisory_council/files/wmsc1009.pdf </li></ul>
  3. 3. The fact before the scheme <ul><li>Source: Green Student Council. (2005). 減用膠袋計劃之「膠袋收費計劃」建議書 : 附表二:其他地區與香港的膠袋使用量比較一覽表, http://www.gsc.org.hk/gsc/public/plasticbags/20051008_PB_Levy_Proposal.pdf </li></ul>
  4. 4. Hong Kong Environmental Levy Scheme on Plastic Shopping bag <ul><li>“ The Levy Scheme” operates on July 7, 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Offer economics incentives for public </li></ul><ul><li>encourage Hong Kong citizens to bring their own shopping bag </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hong Kong Environmental Levy Scheme on Plastic Shopping bag <ul><li>prescribed retailers offers any food or drink; any medicine or first-aid item and any personal hygiene or beauty product for sale </li></ul><ul><li>Carries on a retail business at five or more qualified retail outlets </li></ul><ul><li>or at least one qualified retail outlet in Hong Kong that has a retail floor area of not less than 200 square metres </li></ul>
  6. 6. Hong Kong Environmental Levy Scheme on Plastic Shopping bag <ul><li>A levy of 50 cents for each plastic shopping bag </li></ul><ul><li>which made wholly or partly of plastic and there is a handle, handle hole, carrying strap on the bag </li></ul>
  7. 7. Current Issues Source: Hong Kong Plastic Bags Manufacturers’ Association. (2011). 新聞稿 : 膠袋徵費實施兩年後,不織布袋數量急升 96% ,膠料數量升達 27% , http://www.hkpbma.org.hk/userfiles/n28_2011071717475131266.pdf
  8. 8. Current Issues <ul><li>Source: Hong Kong Plastic Bags Manufacturers’ Association. (2011). 新聞稿 : 膠袋徵費實施兩年後,不織布袋數量急升 96% ,膠料數量升達 27% , http://www.hkpbma.org.hk/userfiles/n28_2011071717475131266.pdf </li></ul>
  9. 9. The problems of the current the levy scheme <ul><li>The administration work on the scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Evade the environmental levy on plastic shopping bags </li></ul><ul><li>Short period to conduct in the public </li></ul><ul><li>Hygiene factor </li></ul><ul><li>Personal behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Penalty </li></ul>
  10. 10. Recommendation <ul><li>Plastic bags recycle box </li></ul><ul><li>Enact and forbid to use the plastic bags by law </li></ul><ul><li>Refund scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>To use woven cloth bags </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  12. 12. Q & A
  13. 13. Thank You !

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