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Govt urged to subsidise recyclers

Govt urged to subsidise recyclers


Calls to government to subsidise waste recycling industry. File Photo

A green group and recycling companies, have urged the government to directly subsidise the industry.

Friends of the Earth says 9,000 tonnes of waste is being dumped in landfills every day, and a quarter of it is recyclable.

The group’s Director of General Affairs, Edwin Lau, says many companies only choose to recycle higher value materials.

He said the governmenet should subsidise these firms to process low-value waste. He said this could help alleviate the burden on the territory’s landfills.

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