Use of Plastic Waste in Iron and Steel Industries will Generate Wealth from the Waste; Union Steel Minister Ram Chandra Prasad Singh


 Union Minister of Steel, Shri Ram Chandra Prasad Singh has said that Iron and Steel Industry will play a vital role towards making this planet pollution free .   He was addressing the inaugural session of the Plastic Recycling Conference ,Asia 2.0 at Gurugram today. The Minister added that  together we must ensure the healthy quality  of air, water and food.  He said that  working on developing clean and green steel ,decarbonisation and carbon neutral with a planned manner will be beneficial for our future .



Shri Singh further said that the use  of plastic waste in place of coking and non coking coal will  be helpful to reduce  pollution and convert the waste in to  wealth .It will be in the interest of all the people associated with it and everyone will win. Recycling plastic will reduce pollution, help steel industry reduce coking coal imports and create new employment opportunities.”




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Hong Kong – Turning food waste into energy

Turning food waste into energy

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     O.PARK1, the first organic resources recovery centre in Hong Kong which converts food waste into electricity, opened its visitor centre to the public in March by offering guided tours to promote a food wise and waste less culture and encourage food waste reduction at source.

     News.gov.hk spoke to representatives of the Environmental Protection Department and the visitor centre to learn about the tour’s activities and O.PARK1’s operations.

     The story is available at www.news.gov.hk/eng/feature today (September 12) in text and video format.

Hong Kong – LegCo to consider Waste Disposal (Charging for Municipal Solid Waste) (Amendment) Bill 2018

LegCo to consider Waste Disposal (Charging for Municipal Solid Waste) (Amendment) Bill 2018

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The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     The Legislative Council (LegCo) will hold a meeting on Wednesday (August 25) at 11am in the Chamber of the LegCo Complex. During the meeting, the Second Reading debate on the Waste Disposal (Charging for Municipal Solid Waste) (Amendment) Bill 2018 will resume. If the Bill is supported by Members and receives its Second Reading, it will stand committed to the committee of the whole Council. After the committee of the whole Council has completed consideration of the Bill and its report is adopted by the Council, the Bill will be set down for the Third Reading.

     The Legal Practitioners (Amendment) Bill 2021 and the Ocean Park Corporation (Amendment) Bill 2021 will also resume. If the Bills are supported by Members and receive their Second Reading, they will stand committed to the committee of the whole Council. After the committee of the whole Council has completed consideration of the Bills and their reports are adopted by the Council, the Bills will be set down for the Third Reading.

     On Members’ motions, Mr Luk Chung-hung will move a motion on protecting the rights and interests of platform workers. The motion is set out in Appendix 1. Mr Kwok Wai-keung and Mr Poon Siu-ping will move separate amendments to Mr Luk’s motion.

     Mr Paul Tse will move a motion on responding decisively to foreign countries’ interference in Hong Kong’s affairs. The motion is set out in Appendix 2.

     Meanwhile, Members will ask the Government 22 questions on various policy areas, six of which require oral replies.

     The agenda of the above meeting can be obtained via the LegCo Website (www.legco.gov.hk). Members of the public can watch or listen to the meeting via the Webcast system on the LegCo Website. To observe the proceedings of the meeting at the LegCo Complex, members of the public may call 3919 3399 during office hours to reserve seats.

Reduce Your Waste and Carbon Footprint by Washing Your Dishes with Solide!

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