A waste-recycling collection point and a government fund to help the ailing industry should be administered by green groups, according to a proposal to be put to the Government. The Government had responded positively to the idea, detailed at recent meetings with Environmental Protection Department officials and the Advisory Committee on the Environment, said Friends of the Earth assistant director Plato Yip Kwong-to. He said a fund was likely to be set up to aid the trade and a collection point could be erected on government land. A Planning, Environment and Lands Bureau spokesman said a land grant had not been approved. 'The talks so far have been exploratory, attempting to find common ground,' said a spokesman, adding 'no proposal' had yet been made. There would be further meetings with four green groups and recycling industry representatives in the new year, he said. Friends of the Earth wants to run collection points and administer any fund for recyclers. The collection points could then be contracted out, said Mr Yip.