A Zero Waste Journey: LIVE On Air Podcast Series
Episode 4 Tackling Food Waste in Asia’s Most Gluttonous City taping LIVE at 3PM May 30 2018
Episode 3 Panelists
Dr. Daisy Tam, Assistant Professor & Researcher, Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Humanities
Dr. Tam received her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research interests include ethical food practices, food waste, food and urbanism, critical food studies, everyday life studies, migrant workers, ethnography, critical theory, cultural and media theory. Her current research on food waste and the city is a theoretical and technological project that explores the potential of collective food rescue practice.
Her recent publications include Towards a Parasitic Ethics in Theory, Culture and Society London: Sage [forthcoming]; The Hidden Market: The Alternative Borough Market in Evers, C. & Seale K. (eds) (2014) Informal Urban Street Markets: International Perspectives New York: Routledge. p73-80; Little Manila: The Other Central of Hong Kong in Messy Urbanism University of Hong Kong Press [forthcoming]; 不速之客? 香港的菲律賓人口 in 再見亞洲 – 全球化時代的解構與重建Hong Kong: Chinese University Press. p195-204
Janice Leung Hayes, Food Writer & Entrepreneur, Founder Honestly Green
Janice Leung Hayes is a food writer and entrepreneur. Passionate about Hong Kong and its food sources, she has been running farmers’ markets in Hong Kong since 2012, and focuses her media efforts on the cuisine of Asia and its diaspora. Her written work has appeared in such publications as South China Morning Post, New York Times, and Monocle. Find her at @e_ting on Twitter and Instagram.
Liz Thomas, Co-Founder Food Savior
Episode 3 CONSUMPTION: Journeying to Zero Waste
Topics covered include:
- Personal stories of each zero waste entrepreneur/acitvist
- If you were in charge of environmental policy for Hong Kong, what would be the first thing you would implement?
- Misconceptions about zero waste/recycling
- The paradox of a consumer economy and a zero waste lifestyle
- Challenges of running a zero waste business
Episode 3 Panelists
Tamsin Thornburrow, Founder Live Zero & Thorn and Burrow
Entrepreneur and local Hong Konger, Tamsin Thornburrow, is pioneering consumerist culture in Hong Kong. Her passion for design and the environment have culminated into two innovative concepts. In 2015 she opened Thorn and Burrow, a homeware store that brings in unique artisinal products that are difficult to find on the commercial market. In September 2017, Thornburrow was inspired to address another issue: over packaging and environmental degredation caused by plastic. Located on High Street in Sai Ying Pun, Live Zero is Hong Kong’s first zero-waste store, plastic-free grocery store. In the future, Thornburrow hopes to further embolden Hong Konger’s to change their consumerist habits and lead more low impact lifestyles.
Hannah Chung, Founder, The Zero Waste Challenge
Hannah Chung is currently on a zero waste challenge; she seeks eco-alternatives and green solutions for everyday living while aiming to achieve zero waste in Hong Kong. Originally from London, she was shocked to see the lack of infrastructures in place for waste management and recycling in this city, and aims to spread the word on the extent of the problem and how the individual can make a difference simply by making a few changes.
Raphael De Ry, Founder Edgar
Having witnessed first-hand the massive wastage created by the fashion industry as well as our current lifestyle, Raphaël De Ry, upon becoming a father, decided that there had to be a better way to live healthily and sustainably. An opportunity arose when he was the founder of a natural & organic food products distributor, and Edgar, the first modern-day zero-waste, plastic-free bulk grocery in Hong Kong was born.
Fanny Moritz, Founder, NO!W No Waste
A previous web designer and developer, Fanny switched gears and become focused on a Zero Waste Lifestyle working towards producing less waste since 2015. Taking part in beach clean-ups, recycling, composting, she has prioritised an eco-friendly life. She discovered that there was really no platform to conveniently buy all of the sustainable products so she decided to build her own. That’s how NO!W No Waste was born.
Episode 2 Recycling in Hong Kong – What You Need To Know
Topics covered include:
- how does recycling work in Hong Kong?
- who are the main actors in the Hong Kong recycling industry?
- what is the government’s attitude towards recycling?
- what are the economics of the recycling industry in Hong Kong?
- how would a pay for your own waste system work and should it be implemented?
Episode 2 Panelists
Paul Zimmerman, HK Southern District Councillor & CEO of Designing Hong Kong
Paul Zimmerman is a co-Founder and CEO of Designing Hong Kong. Paul is also an elected District Councillor representing the Pokfulam constituency, and a board member of Civic Exchange, Professional Commons, Hong Kong Democratic Foundation, and the Patient Care Foundation. His Hong Kong Government advisory functions include the Harbourfront Commission. Paul has a Masters in Social Science (Economics) from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and a Masters of Arts (Transport Policy and Planning) from The University of Hong Kong. He arrived in Hong Kong in 1984 and became a Chinese citizen in 2012.
Edwin Lau, Founder & Executive Director The Green Earth
Edwin has been actively engaged in environmental protection work since 1989. He has held senior management positions of green groups, such as director and deputy director. During the period, he placed great concern on various green topics, e.g. waste, air, and energy. Edwin is a member of the Food Wise Hong Kong Steering Committee and its sub-committees and Co-opted member of the Working Group of the Advisory Committee on Water Supplies. Before that, he served on the Advisory Council on the Environment, Task Force on External Lighting, The Country and Marine Parks Board, etc. In 2009, Edwin was awarded the Medal of Honour by the HKSAR Government in recognition of his long-term contribution to environmental protection and education.
Philippe Li, Business Development Manager HK Recycles
Philippe is the Business Development Manager for HK Recycles. He is responsible for the acquisition of the customers and the diversification of its clientele. Prior to his role in HK Recycles he worked for SOW Asia as it’s senior associate. His responsibility ranges from management of digital and communication platform to developed strategies and provided support to over 30+ social enterprises.
Episode 1 Plastic vs Oceans – Why You Should Care
- Marine pollution overview globally
- How serious is the problem in Hong Kong
- What plastic does to marine life
- The HK Government’s response to plastic pollution
- The importance of activism
- What can consumers do to effect real change?
Episode 1 Panelists
Dana Winograd, Director-Operations, Plastic Free Seas
Samantha Lee, Manager, Oceans Conservation, WWF
Gary Stokes, Asia Director, Sea Shepherd Global
About The Series
Hosted by Regina Larko, Host & Producer of #impact Podcast and Sonalie Figueiras, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Green Queen, A Zero Waste Journey LIVE On Air is a brand new audio-interview series about the Zero Waste movement in Hong Kong. Join us for in-depth journalistic interviews with activists, entrepreneurs, government officials and NGO leaders in the Zero Waste movement that is sweeping Hong Kong and the world as we discuss topics like plastic pollution, recycling, fashion waste, paper waster, food waste, waste regulations, zero waste & plastic-free living and more.
About The Series Hosts
Regina Larko, Founder, Host & Producer of Hashtagimpact
Sonalie Figueiras, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Green Queen, Founder & CEO of Ekowarehouse
We are grateful for this amazing sponsor who provide our recording location space: Garage Academy is Garage Society‘s platform to showcase & support the startup ecosystem in Hong Kong. From fireside chats, to panels, tech talks, workshops & more, join us and get plugged into the community.