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Hong Kong: An Illicit Wildlife Trade Hub ‘Fuelling Global Biodiversity Crisis’, New Report Reveals

4 Mins Read Hong Kong remains one of the largest hubs for the illegal wildlife trafficking industry, with wildlife seizures at record-breaking levels, a report has revealed. According to newly published data, pangolin trafficking is still prevalent at “devastatingly high” rates and researchers are warning of a worrying diversification in the number of endangered species being traded in […]

Hong Kong Pledges To Reach Net-Zero By 2050, But No Sign Of Climate Plan

5 Mins Read Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has vowed that the city will achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in her annual policy address. The goal, which comes shortly after Beijing set its timeline for 2060, came with no concrete strategy to slash the city’s emissions, with environmentalists pointing out that Lam’s focus on the land-reclamation plan […]

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 […]

Future Of Wellness Report 2020: The 5 Most Interesting Industry Trends

4 Mins Read Every year, the Global Wellness Summit (GWS) trends forecasting team publishes a report predicting the new developments that will influence the now US$4.5 trillion health and wellness industry. Titled the Future of Wellness 2020, this year’s report highlighted 8 trends in total. Of those, 5 stood out as truly disruptive– in fact, we are already […]

#VEGAN Hong Kong Christmas Guide: Restaurants, Groceries & Catering

4 Mins Read Restaurants Serving Vegan Christmas Dinner, Brunches & More Nectar: Nectar will sadly be closing its doors December 27th- don’t miss a last hurrah at Peggy Chan’s award-winning and boundary-breaking restaurant- book their Festive Menu ASAP! Mak Mak: Going out with Omnis? Not to worry! Mak Mak will be serving a festive sharing brunch on Christmas […]

Upcoming Global Wellness Summit To Highlight Growing Asia Market & Regional Trends

2 Mins Read The upcoming Global Wellness Summit (GWS), taking place in Singapore’s Grand Hyatt October 15-17, will see global wellness leaders gather to discuss the future of the industry, with a special focus on Asia’s rapidly growing wellness market.  Having previously been hosted in countries primarily in Europe and North America, the 13th annual GWS conference, which […]

Hong Kong Tops List of Worst Emissions Polluters Due To Excessive Meat & Dairy Consumption

3 Mins Read The University of Hong Kong‘s Department of Earth Science released a study last year revealing the significant greenhouse gas contributions that Hong Kong generates, predominantly fuelled by the city’s excessive appetite for meat. Results from the study indicate that if citizens cut back on meat and dairy intake in accordance with recommended nutritional guidelines, the […]