"Mil Mill", the only recycling factory for paper-packed beverage boxes in Hong Kong, located in Yuen Long Industrial Estate, is facing forced eviction because it failed to renew the lease from the Science and Technology Park Company in charge of management.
The Science and Technology Park and Mil Mill held separate press conferences this afternoon (27th). The EPA responded in the evening, saying that after learning of the disagreement between the paper-packed beverage box recycling plant and the Science and Technology Park on the leasing issue, they have Take the initiative to contact the Science and Technology Park.
The EPD also stated that it will continue to liaise with the Science and Technology Park, hoping that the two parties can make progress on the leasing issue; at the same time, it will keep in touch with Mil Mill, as soon as there are other short-term lease sites that can be used by the recycling industry and will be open for tender, Information will be provided in due course for consideration and it is expected that they can continue to provide services.
▼The paper bag drink box recycling merchant Mil Mill was forced to move▼
The Environmental Protection Department said at about 8 o'clock tonight that the recycling fund had awarded about $1 million to Mil Mill, a newly established paper-wrapped beverage box recycling factory in Yuen Long Innovation Park at that time, to finance its operation until 2021. year.
In response to the impact of the new crown epidemic, the Recycling Fund has also granted a one-time anti-epidemic subsidy to the factory for support.
Regarding the leasing issue, the EPD stated that it learned that the Science and Technology Park has been discussing with recycling manufacturers and is willing to provide assistance as much as possible in the recovery time of the plant. Information on short-term tenancy sites to be tendered.
The authority said that it was informed that the person in charge of the recycling plant believed that the short-term lease sites currently available for public bidding were not suitable, and stressed that they would continue to keep in touch with Mil Mill. Provide information for consideration.
▼On September 27, the Science and Technology Park Company responded to the relocation of Mil Mill▼
The EPD also pointed out that the current recycling capacity in Hong Kong can only handle a very small portion of the paper-packed beverage boxes. Therefore, the authorities have been actively looking for more operators to join the recycling service of paper-packed beverage boxes. At present, they are also contacting different potential operators to discuss. .
In addition, the modern pulp production facility in EcoPark is expected to start operation in 2025, and the authorities expect that the recycling and processing capacity of local paper-packed beverage boxes will be greatly increased by then.
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