TAX breaks should be given to encourage businessmen to produce green goods, the Environmental Campaign Committee said. Chairman Peggy Lam Pei Yu-dja said she would urge the Government to reduce tax for 'green manufacturers' in an effort to reduce rubbish and change what people bought. She said if tax was cut, more money could be invested in mass production and, with more green products, prices would drop. 'If prices go down, everybody can afford to buy them and the Government will not need to spend so much on cleaning up the rubbish,' she said. However, Mrs Lam did not say how much the Government should cut the 16.5 per cent profits tax, which made up more than half of public revenue or $47.8 billion in the last fiscal year. A spokesman for the Finance Branch said the Government would examine the proposal. Edward Lam Wah-king, senior officer in the Environmental Protection Department, said the Government had reduced tax on unleaded petrol in its effort for cleaner air. Mrs Lam said green products included those made from durable, perishable and re-usable materials. But Alexander Yan Wing-lok, chief secretary of Green Power, said he was not optimistic about the idea because of the lack of definition of green products. He said it was equally important for the Government to stop factories polluting the environment. Green producer the Golden Power group, which makes batteries, said tax incentives might not help. Wong Kai-hung, assistant marketing manager, said: 'The problem is sky-rocketing rents and expensive labour.' Mrs Lam said the theme for this year's Environmental Protection Festival was green consumerism. The slogan is 'Green buy, best buy'.