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Producer Responsibility Scheme was long overdue: green group Listen
The government has warned that consumers will probably have to start paying more for electrical appliances after a new recycling and collection scheme comes in force next Wednesday. The Producer Responsibility Scheme will require shops to collect old electronics free of charge for consumers who buy new appliances like fridges, air-conditioners, TVs and computers. And suppliers also have to pay an e-waste recycling levy of between HK$15 and HK$165 for most appliances. So even though there are no direct costs for consumers, Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing said these costs will likely be passed down to them one way or another. Wendell Chan, a programme officer at Friends of the Earth, told Priscilla Ng that the scheme was long overdue:
Handing over of remains very significant: correspondent Listen
North Korea has handed over the remains of 55 American soldiers killed during the Korean War in the 1950s. The repatriation process was agreed at last month's summit between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. A U.S. military aircraft collected the remains and brought them to the Osan air base in South Korea. RTHK’s correspondent in Seoul Frank Smith told Annemarie Evans that the handing over of the remains was very significant as part of the trust-building measures that North Korea has offered to the United States: