by Brittany Palmer and Brianna McHugh
Hong Kong has issued the Promotion of Recycling and Proper Disposal (Electrical Equipment and
Electronic Equipment) (Amendment) Ordinance 2016, which will amend the Product Eco-Responsibility Ordinance and the Waste Disposal Ordinance. In the Product Eco-Responsibility Ordinance, amendments were made to various sections, and a Part 4 and Schedules 6 and 7, related to regulated and exempted electrical equipment, were added.
In the Waste Disposal Ordinance, amendments were made to a number of sections to provide provisions for electronic waste. Specifically, the definition of disposal was changed and the definition of e-waste was added. Minor technical amendments were also made to the Waste Disposal (Permits, Authorizations and Licenses) (Fees) Regulation, and the Waste Disposal (Designated Waste Disposal Facility) Regulation. The date on which the amendments will take effect has not yet been announced by the Secretary for the Environment.