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2022-08-14
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Statistics: plastic shopping bags in Hong Kong have fallen by more than 90%

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according to the data of Hong Kong Environmental Protection Agency, since the implementation of plastic bag tax in July this year, registered retailers in the first three months have distributed more than 13 million plastic bags, with a tax of 6.7 million yuan, that is, the average daily distribution of about 157000 plastic bags by relevant retailers is about 1.8 million, a significant reduction of more than 90% compared with the average daily distribution of 1.8 million before the levy this year

figures also show that in the first three months after the levy, the retail sales of supermarkets still increased by 0.6% to 2.6% year-on-year, which proves that retailers have not reduced their business due to the levy. Environmental protection groups are encouraged to make this work from the initial platform, and urge the SAR government to implement a comprehensive levy as soon as possible

a source from the SAR government said on the 24th that since the implementation of the plastic bag tax in July this year, certain results have been achieved. From July to September, registered retailers have distributed more than 13 million plastic bags, with a tax of 6.7 million yuan. It is inferred that registered retailers will distribute about 5 plastic bags throughout the year. With the development of e-ink, this video has caused a sensation of 4million plastic shopping bags, while the tax collection is about 27million yuan, Basically ineffective, far below the original estimate of 200million yuan

the source said that although the actual tax revenue is less than expected, this reflects that citizens' awareness of environmental protection is higher than in the past. It also means that the less tax revenue, the more efficient the plan is

the source said that the survey in 2005 showed that supermarkets and convenience stores distributed a total of 5.4 million plastic bags per day. By the middle of 2009, due to the Special Administrative Region Government's strengthening of publicity and education, the distribution of plastic bags in relevant retail stores had been reduced to an average of 1.8 million per day. By July, after the implementation of plastic bag tax, it was further reduced to 157000, a decrease of more than 90%. The survey also found that the implementation of plastic bag tax had no negative impact on the retail industry, and the retail sales of supermarkets still increased by 0.6% to 2.6% year-on-year

Guo Yingying, director of the green collar action project, is greatly encouraged by the effectiveness of implementing the plastic bag tax and hopes that the SAR government can comprehensively promote the plastic bag tax. However, the source pointed out that the decision on whether to fully implement the plan would be made only after the relevant units conducted a landfill survey on the disposal of plastic shopping bags at the end of this year and the middle of next year to understand the impact of the plan one year later

according to the data of the environmental protection agency, although the number of plastic shopping bags has fallen sharply before the levy, the annual number of environmental protection shopping bags, paper shopping bags and plastic garbage bags in the landfill is still quite amazing, with 10million, 29million and 1.135 billion each year, respectively. Among them, environmental protection shopping bags are more difficult to dissolve because of their large and complex materials

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