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Hong Kong’s Maskology Partners With A Plastic Ocean Foundation On Biodegradable Face Masks

5 Mins Read Hong Kong-based independent face mask brand Maskology has announced a new partnership with environmental nonprofit A Plastic Ocean Foundation to begin developing biodegradable disposable face masks. While anti-plastic campaigners have long called for a switch to reusable options, high-risk populations and personal preferences may still be a barrier to adopting more sustainable face coverings. By […]

My LHR To HKG Diary: Here’s What Traveling Could Look Like Post Covid-19

3 Mins Read It is undeniable that the coronavirus pandemic has decimated the global travel industry. By April, coronavirus travel restrictions on international arrivals were in place for over 90% of the world’s population of more than 7 billion people. Although lockdowns are beginning to ease in many countries, the disruption to air travel, say experts, will likely […]

Ocean Park Faces Closure, Hope For Ending Animal Captivity & Artificial Breeding

3 Mins Read June 2020 Update: The Hong Kong government has approved an HK$5.4 billion (US$697 million) bailout for Ocean Park. Read about how Ocean Park fuels the mainland Chinese demand for Taiji dolphin drive hunting here. After 3 months of shuttered doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, Hong Kong’s original marine theme park Ocean Park announced that […]

INTERVIEW: SpiceBox Organics Founder Punam Chopra “Eating Healthy Can Solve So Many Problems In Life”

10 Mins Read SpiceBox Organics is a boutique USDA-certified organic store and café in Hong Kong that specialises in high-quality ingredients, snacks and freshly prepared grab-and-go meals that are healthy and earth-friendly. Since its inception in 2012, SpiceBox Organics’s two locations in Mid Levels and Kennedy Town have become a go-to for health-conscious folk in the city to […]

Hong Kong Charity Opens 1ofaKIND Secondhand Shop To Help The Homeless

3 Mins Read Local charity ImpactHK has recently opened a second hand clothing store called 1ofaKIND. Located in Yau Ma Tei, the shop offers employment to homeless people while encouraging a circular economy for fashion, and also doubles as a community café where food and beverages are provided at no cost for anyone in need. At a time […]

Ensuring Inclusiveness & Equality In Hong Kong During Covid-19

5 Mins Read Benita Chick, the founder and CEO of Hong Kong-based social enterprise Encompass HK, previously busted some myths and outlined challenges to overcome for Hong Kong to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Now, she shares the additional obstacles that lie ahead for the city to ensure inclusiveness and equality in the midst of the current […]

INTERVIEW: Asia’s Plant-Based King David Yeung On Covid-19, 8 Years Of Green Monday & The Plant Revolution

10 Mins Read As part of our special Covering Climate Now partnership, we’re featuring a week of Climate Solutions coverage ahead of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. Reducing meat and dairy consumption is the most impactful action consumers can take to reduce their carbon footprint and help fight the climate crisis. No one has championed this message more than […]

New World Launches Free Face Mask Vending Machines Across Hong Kong

4 Mins Read Hong Kong property development conglomerate New World Development (NWD), the group behind K11 malls across the region, has just launched 35 vending machines dispensing 10 million free surgical face masks in the city to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. NWD partnered with 8 local NGOs to place the machines across all 18 districts in Hong […]

Face Masks Polluting Hong Kong Beaches & Hills Since Coronavirus

3 Mins Read As the current coronavirus epidemic lingers, many Hong Kong citizens and residents are taking precautions to protect themselves by wearing a surgical face mask in public. However, environmental groups in Hong Kong are now warning about the devastation left behind by surgical masks carelessly littered on local beaches and hiking trails.  The current outbreak of […]