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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. […]

WAVE Startup Creates Emission-Free Bio Plastic Bags From Cassava That Dissolve In Water

3 Mins Read Amsterdam-based startup WAVE Eco Solutions has developed a biodegradable and hot water soluble cassava-based bio-plastic bag in a bid to tackle the global plastic pollution crisis. Unlike conventional plastic bags, WAVE’s products are made without plastic polymers that are typically made using fossil fuels. Their new alternative to plastic does not contribute to greenhouse gas […]

INTERVIEW: Zero Waste Pioneer & Coconut Matter Founder On Following Your Heart & Why The Whole System Needs To Be Redesigned

5 Mins Read We sat down with Diane van Zwanenberg, founder of plastic-free natural and vegan beauty brand Coconut Matter who is making strides in promoting low-waste living in Asia and beyond. Diane has led the alternative beauty and cosmetics industry in Asia since she first introduced her pioneering plastic-free packaging brand, and has since encouraged many to […]

Is Your Reusable Bamboo Coffee Cup Toxic?

4 Mins Read 12 Popular Reusable Bamboo Fibre Coffee Cup Brands Found To Contain Toxic Melamine Looks like another popular zero waste accessory may bite the dust. That reusable bamboo fibre coffee cup that everyone is using and has become ubiquitous on the shelves of retail shops, independent cafés, coffee chains and your local homeware store? Turns out […]

Water Pollution: The Invisible Threat The World Is Ignoring

3 Mins Read The latest report by the World Bank warns about the “invisible threat” that the planet is facing – water pollution – which will affect the health, economy, education and agriculture of both rich and poor countries alike. The report also outlines how water pollution will pose an issue for nearly every Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) […]

Marriott Hotels Ditches Single-Use Plastic Amenities Across All 7,000 Global Locations By 2020

2 Mins Read Following their 2018 initiative to reduce single-use plastics, Marriott International has just announced their plans to eliminate mini disposable toiletries from all their hotels globally by 2020. Replacing the single-use amenities in bathrooms will be large refillable pump bottles. Marriott’s decision comes after recent headlines by companies in the hospitality industry aiming to phase out […]

Hong Kong Government Plastic-Free Schemes: It’s Just Not Good Enough

3 Mins Read The second phase of the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department’s (EPD) plastic-free campaign targeting single-use takeaway dishware and cutlery claims that it has saved 1.2 million disposables from ending up in the city’s landfills and oceans since mid-June. The campaign involved more than 700 restaurants and caterers across the city, in a bid to encourage […]

Hong Kong Startup Develops Ingenious Water-Soluble Film To Fight Plastic Waste

2 Mins Read Hong Kong-based startup Hydroplast is fighting the plastic pollution plaguing oceans around the world through its new ground-breaking water-soluble technology. Plastic waste is especially prevalent in convenient-obsessed Hong Kong and other cities where excessive packaging is commonly used in supermarkets and stores and ends up in surrounding seas and already-overflowing landfills.  Our instant gratification culture, […]

Top 5 Hong Kong Recycling Myths By The Founder of Recycling Platform EcoPort

3 Mins Read The minute we read this piece by Jason Sigmon about the myths that surround recycling in our hometown, we knew we had to share it with our readers! Jason is the founder of Ecoport, an innovative startup dedicated to connected people and businesses who want to recycle with recycling solutions throughout Hong Kong. In the company’s […]