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Wasted Fashion: 1/3 Of All Clothing In Hong Kong Wardrobes Never Worn

3 Mins Read A new study commissioned by Hong Kong-based environmental nonprofit Redress has revealed that a third of clothing in Hongkongers’ wardrobes are never or rarely worn. The research also found that two in five consumers in the city keep their clothes for one year or even less, highlighting the severity of the throwaway culture in Hong […]

Hong Kong LegCo Bills Committee Drops Waste Disposal Levy

3 Mins Read A Legislative Council bills committee vetting the Hong Kong government’s proposed waste disposal levy has decided to discontinue scrutiny over the bill. The move effectively puts an end to years of work that would have introduced much-needed charges for municipal solid waste disposal as the waste crisis reaches new heights in the city. It comes […]

Plastic In Hong Kong Recycling Bins Sent To Landfills, Investigation Finds

4 Mins Read A recent investigation by Hong Kong local news media HK01 has revealed that plastic bottles collected in recycling bins at residential housing estates have been sent to landfills. Using plastic bottles wired with GPS trackers, the journalists located that out of 14 housing estates, both public and private, the plastic contents in recycling bins of […]

New Fund To Support Hong Kong Recyclers During Coronavirus Pandemic

3 Mins Read As a part of the Hong Kong government’s Anti-epidemic Scheme to help the city cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a new programme will be launched to provide financial support for recyclers. An estimated HK$100 million (US$12.8 million) will be designated to recyclers with operations in Hong Kong over the next 6-month period. […]

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 […]

Hong Kong Facing Monumental Waste Crisis With Disposal Rates Highest Ever

5 Mins Read Hong Kong has for years battled a huge waste problem. Now, the most recent figures released by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) indicate that it’s getting even worse: the rubbish disposal rate per person in Hong Kong has reached the worst levels since records began in 1991. While some of this waste was attributed by […]

5 Reasons We’re Crushing On LUSH’s First Naked Shop In Asia

4 Mins Read Hong Kong has just welcomed Asia’s very first Naked LUSH store. Located in the heart of Causeway Bay, the new packaging-free shop offers beauty lovers LUSH’s iconic range from shampoo bars to bath bombs as well as new naked additions, all with zero packaging. With the majority of beauty and cosmetic products on the mainstream […]

February 2018 Green Queen Scoop: Headlines You Need To Read

4 Mins Read You’re busy, we get it. That’s why we created the GREEN QUEEN SCOOP. We scour the international headlines from around the globe to find the most important health, wellness & environmental stories so you don’t have to!  1. Vegan burger goes gangbusters in Hong Kong Beyond Meat Sales Quadrupled in Hong Kong Over Past Year, […]