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Why do we implement "GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme"?
On 16th November, the Environment Protection Department (EPD) implemented "GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme" which is applicable to all “Recycling Stations”, “Recycling Stores”, “Recycling Spots” and “Community Smart Recycling Vehicle(CSRV)” in Hong Kong SAR. When members of the public take the 8 types of recyclables (i.e. plastics, glass bottles, small electrical appliances, fluorescent lamps and tubes, rechargeable batteries, regulated electrical equipment, papers and metals to the above said community recycling networks for clean recycling, they can receive GREEN$ (electronic) points through the GREEN$ CARD and redeem small gifts like noodles, seasonings, towels and etc.
Why the citizens are required to hand in no less than 2kg of recyclables to the new community recycling network, before they can register for a GREEN$ Card?
We hope that by establishing the requirement, the public will treasure the GREEN$ Card more and use the GREEN$ Card more.
How to encourage citizens to participate in "GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme"?
To act in concert with the successive opening of the Recycling Stores in the 18 districts in Hong Kong, we only require members of the public to hand in 1kg of recyclables for the issuing of a GREEN$ Card in the first 2 weeks of the opening of that Recycling Stores. In the promotion period, submitting of recyclables at the Recycling Store and its corresponding Recycling Spots can even earn 5 times GREEN$ (electronic) points. However, the recyclables which the public submitted during the application of the GREEN$ Card cannot earn any GREEN$ (electronic) points.
How do citizens use the GREEN$ Card to earn GREEN$ (electronic) points?
Members of the public only need to show the GREEN$ Card or the QR code at the back of the card when they submit the recyclables, then they can earn the corresponding GREEN$ points. Accumulated GREEN$ Points can be used to redeem gifts provided by EDP. We encourage the public to apply for the GREEN$ Card as a family and share one card among one family, so as to speed up the accumulation of bonus points.
What types of recyclables do "GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme" cover?
To enhance the promotion of “Reduce and Recycle 2.0”, now "GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme" will cover 8 types of recyclables, namely: papers, metals, plastics, glass, regulated electrical equipment (REE), small electrical appliances, fluorescent lamps and tubes, and rechargeable batteries. Also, with the aim of encouraging the public to practice source separation and clean recycling, sorted plastic bottles and other plastics will earn different GREEN$ (electronic) points. The clean and sorted plastic bottles can earn more GREEN$ (electronic) points as rewards.
Under the "GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme", how many recyclables can earn 1 point?
The GREEN$ earned by the 8 types of recyclables will be reviewed and updated regularly and displayed at every collection point for public reference.
Will the GREEN$ smart cards store personal information?
The GREEN$ smart cards adopt the operation mode of "recognizing the card but not the person" and do not store any personal information. (Since there is no reporting loss of the GREEN$ smart cards, we recommend the public to keep the GREEN$ smart cards carefully)
What is the trial period of "GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme"? Will the GREEN$ (electronic) points expire after the trial period?
The trial period of "GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme" is one year. The EPD will study the possibility of a long-term plan based on the effectiveness of the scheme and public opinions. There is no valid time limit for GREEN$ (electronic) points.
Are the gifts of "GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme" not attractive enough?
We selected gifts that are more popular among the neighbourhoods, such as pasta and seasonings, as well as different environmentally friendly daily necessities such as bamboo tissues, towels and recycling bags. We are introducing more variety of gifts progressively such as rice and cooking oil to continue attract the public to participate in clean recycling.
How the "GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme" encourages the public to participate in clean recycling?
Through the "GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme", members of the public who submit the recyclables with low market value (such as plastics and glass bottles) can also receive GREEN$ (electronic) points with a view to encouraging the public to practice clean recycling. We also provide recycling outlets for the recyclables that lack of market value (such as compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent tubes and rechargeable batteries).
What is the difference between the "GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme" and the existing point program provided by the Community Recycling Network?
The "GREEN$ Electronic Participation Incentive Scheme" is universally applied to all the collection points of the community recycling network, which is convenient for public to recycle and exchange gifts at different collection points.