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Hong Kong’s Plastic Bottle Bill Looks Set For Failure, Here Are 8 Reasons Why

8 Mins Read By: Aaron Kent Aaron Kent is the founder of Please Drink Sustainably, a Hong Kong-based company providing reusable custom branded cups to businesses switching away from disposables. Hong Kong’s government has recently completed public consultation for its proposed Plastic Beverage Container Producer Responsibility Scheme – or PPRS for short. Its aim is to reduce the […]

Watsons Hong Kong Launches Citywide ‘Plastic Reborn’ Container Recycling Program With P&G

3 Mins Read Watsons Hong Kong, the health, beauty and pharmacy chain, has rolled out a new territory-wide plastic container recycling campaign. Partnering with multinational CPG industry giant P&G, Watsons will provide convenient collection points across the city and work with Hong Kong-based circular economy service The Loops to send plastic personal care containers to a local recycling […]

GREEN @ COMMUNITY: A Complete Guide To Hong Kong’s New Recycling Stores

8 Mins Read The city’s landfills are running out of space and we need to reduce our waste ASAP- that’s the general idea behind the latest waste separation programme set up by the Hong Kong government, which takes in 8 types of recyclables including papers, metals, plastics, glass bottles, regulated electrical equipment, small electrical appliances, fluorescent lamps and […]

10 Things To Know Before You Eat Out Of That “Compostable” Takeaway Bowl

6 Mins Read You’ve surely seen the rise in fibre bowls. Light in weight, brown in colour, and clearly marked as compostable, biodegradable, plant-based – these have sprouted all over town in cafés and restaurants, replacing styrofoam or wax-lined paper cups in a bid to “go green”. They’ve become the food industry’s widely adopted measure, representing some kind […]

A DJ Goes (Eco)Rogue: A Tale of Flawed Planet Activism

4 Mins Read DJs don’t have the best rep, especially when it comes to being environmentally-friendly. Our clubs consume more energy in a weekend than an average household uses in a year, and the rest of the time most of us are hungover at home, with the AC blasting, and Deliveroo on speed dial. A zero waste lifestyle […]

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 […]

#UmbrellaRevolution: The Greenest Protests In The World

3 Mins Read Hong Kong does not top greenest city lists very often. But during the past few days, the ever-practical and respectfully ecological mindset of Hong Kong people has become inspiringly apparent. The people of Asia’s world city have captured the minds and won the hearts of millions around the world who are watching as they peacefully […]

Green Queen Heroes: Christina Dean of Redress

4 Mins Read Christina Dean has literally changed the fashion landscape in Hong Kong. In a city where fast fashion and consumerism run deep, she has proven that what’s old can be chic and what’s green can be trendy. She proved that clothes shopping is optional when she embarked on her one year challenge to only wear used […]

Green Queen Loves: HK Recycles

< 1 Min     Attention ALL Hong Kong residents who don’t recycle. Which is most of you. Yeah, yeah, we have heard every excuse. ‘There are no recycling bins in my building.’ ‘I don’t have time.’ ‘I don’t know how to recycle.’ Well here is the fool-proof solution: sign up to HK Recycles, a brand new social […]