Hong Kong's only recycling factory for paper-packed beverage boxes, "Mil Mill", located in Yuen Long Industrial Estate, is facing forced eviction and may have to stop next month due to its failure to renew the lease from the Science and Technology Park Company in charge of management. Receipt pack drink box.
The Environmental Protection Agency said last night (29th) that it will continue to recycle beverage boxes and integrate them into pulp.
The Secretary for the Environment and Ecology, Mr. Tse Chin-wan, said in a radio program today (30th) that he had discussed with the Science and Technology Park in person, but he understood that the other party had difficulties and could only offer a "final plan" for a six-month lease extension. Mill is looking for a land, but if the other party decides to stop the operation, "Green in the District" will continue to recycle the paper-packed drink boxes, and will find a government contractor to maintain the recycling of the paper-packed drink boxes.
Ye Wenqi, the founder of Mil Mill, pointed out that his mill was the only pulp mill in Hong Kong, and it took nine months to build the mill.
He also pointed out that Mil Mill will persist until the last moment, even if it is temporarily unable to beat the pulp, it will first store the recycled drink boxes until another factory is completed for processing.
▼The paper bag drink box recycling merchant Mil Mill was forced to move▼
Xie Zhanhuan said on the RTHK program "Millennium" in the morning that he had personally negotiated with Huang Keqiang, CEO of the Science and Technology Park, and hoped to give Mil Mill the greatest support. 6 months extension.
He continued that the authorities had offered Mil Mill other land options at the same time, but the other party felt that none of the three plots of land were suitable, but he promised to continue to assist the other party in finding land, and had transferred the site selection request of Mil Mill to the Development Bureau, hoping that the bureau would Can provide suitable land for Mil Mill to tender.
Ye Wenqi, founder of Mil Mill, said that 48 hours after the press conference on Tuesday (27th), he contacted the Environment Bureau and the Environmental Protection Agency for inquiries, but he has not received a reply. The park discussed the final plan. Xie Zhanhuan explained that his colleagues had "acted separately". On the one hand, they approached the Science and Technology Park, and on the other hand, they were looking for suitable land for Mil Mill to participate in the bidding. There is nothing that can be notified and can be heard by Miaofang before the discussion and the result, and when there is a decision in the Science and Technology Park, the Science and Technology Park will tell it.”
Tse Chin-wan, Secretary for the Environment and Ecology.
(File photo/Photo by Ou Jiale)
We all hope that Miaofang can continue to serve in Hong Kong, because I have seen that they are a very caring company, but from the perspective of recycling, we all have to think, if Miaofang decides that they can not continue to serve, We will have a paper factory first in 2025, so we are all concerned about it. Our Environmental Protection Department will find a form of government contractor and a factory. If there is really no one doing it in the middle, we can maintain the paper in Hong Kong. Including beverage box recycling and remanufacturing in Hong Kong.
Secretary for the Environment and Ecology Tse Chin-wan
He emphasized, "We really care about recycling the paper-packed drink boxes in Hong Kong before reusing them." Therefore, if Mil Mill finally decides to stop the operation, it will first store and recycle the paper-packed drink boxes. Generally, paper recycling plants can add machines. From the processing to the recycling of the paper-packaged drink box, the vacuum period is only a few months, and I believe it can be processed.
▼On September 27, Mil Mill Technology Park Company responded to the relocation event▼
Ye Wenqi, founder of Mil Mill, said that at the first meeting of the Science and Technology Park, it had made it clear that it would be feasible to extend the lease for half a year, but now it is regarded as a new plan. But he said frankly that he would like to study the new plan seriously, and also pointed out that "if we can't beat the pulp, we will store it in a place until another factory of our factory comes out. It will be dealt with again.”
Regarding the EPD's desire to find other paper recycling factories to recycle paper-packed beverage boxes, Ye Wenqi pointed out, "I only know that we have been in business for 9 months, and in Hong Kong, we know that there is only one pulp mill in our country, and others can He has the ability in a short period of time, within a few months...I just admire it."
He emphasized that his original intention remained unchanged, and he hoped to continue to recycle paper-packed beverage boxes in Hong Kong, including the study of moving to brownfield, and emphasized that he would not give up easily.
▼On September 27, the Science and Technology Park Company responded to the relocation of Mil Mill▼
Liu Yiucheng, President of Hong Kong Environmental Waste Recycling Industry Association.
(File photo / Photo by Ojiale)
Liu Yiucheng, president of the Hong Kong Environmental Waste Recycling Industry Association, said that he has been cooperating with the government to recycle paper, but has not received any notice from the government to recycle paper-packed drink boxes. However, he believes that all paper recyclers lack land, let alone additional equipment for beating and water. Cylinders and dispose of the decomposed garbage, think that the plan is not feasible, even if it is done, it will take at least half a year to prepare.
He pointed out that no one in the business sector would join the ranks of recycling paper-packed drink boxes. After all, it is one or two thousand mosquitoes per ton, and you can count the number to know that there is no room for profit.”
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