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Transition outlined for plastic rules

The Environmental Protection Department said today it will not take enforcement actions against non-compliant businesses during the six-month adaptation period for the regulation of disposable plastic tableware and other plastic products.   The relevant legislation will come into effect on April 22 and the following six months will be designated as an adaptation period.   Announcing the arrangements for the adaptation period at a briefing this afternoon, Director of Environmental Protection Samuel Chui said the department will adopt a progressive model in implementing the new legislation.   At the early stage of the adaptation period, the department will arrange for staff to proactively inspect 20,000 eateries and 20,000 retail stores, as well as hotels and guesthouses, and focus on publicity and education work.   At a later stage of the adaptation period, the department will arrange for staff to visit those businesses which are found to be not yet compliant with the le

Chris Sun to travel to Fujian

Secretary for Labour & Welfare Chris Sun will depart for Fujian on March 3 for a duty visit, the Government announced today.


While in Fuzhou, Mr Sun will meet senior Fujian Province officials and visit the Department of Human Resources & Social Security, the Department of Civil Affairs and the Department of Commerce.


The welfare chief will also call on enterprises operating labour service co-operation business with Hong Kong. He will also meet Hong Kong people doing business in Fujian and recipients of the Fujian Scheme under the Social Security Allowance Scheme.


Mr Sun will return to Hong Kong on March 5. During his absence, Under Secretary for Labour & Welfare Ho Kai-ming will be Acting Secretary.

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