The Environmental Protection Department of Hong Kong announced that the Producer Responsibility Scheme on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WPRS)  have come into effect on August 1, 2018. The WPRS covers air-conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, televisions, computers, printers, scanners and monitors, which are collectively referred to as regulated electrical equipment (REE). The department had urged suppliers and sellers of REE to gear up for the implementation of the WPRS prior to the implementation of the scheme.

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