The Programme aims to encourage and facilitate Hong Kong-owned factories in Hong Kong / Guangdong to adopt Cleaner Production (CP) technologies and practices. They could make positive contribution to a cleaner environment by reducing emissions
• Minimize Air Pollutant Emissions
• Improve Energy Efficiency
• Reduce and Control Effluent Discharge
• Reduce Production Cost
In the extension programme greater focus will be place on encouraging the use of VOC and nitrogen oxides (NOx) reduction technologies/processes. Also, the geographical coverage will be extended to cover the entire Guangdong Province.
In order to reduce local air pollution, workshop type enterprises (such processes could be paint-spraying and curing, solvent cleaning of metal parts and components, and vehicle engine testing, etc) which involve polluting processes in Hong Kong can also apply for funding support to carry out demonstration projects.
By doing so, the factories can also improve competitiveness and corporate image as well as satisfying the Mainland's policy of industrial restructuring and upgrading.
The programme targets at industry sectors which -
involve production processes resulting in substantial emission of air pollutants;
use large quantities of potentially environmentally damaging chemicals or materials;
consume large quantities of fuel and energy; and
have a good potential for achieving environmental improvement.
Priority for funding support will be given to companies with factories belonging to any of the following eight targeted industries: