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Want To Slow The Climate Crisis? Don’t Use Single-Use Plastics.

6 Mins Read By: Annie Leonard The fossil fuel industry is dependent on our plastic dependency. We can starve it. The fossil fuel industry is in trouble and has a sneaky idea for saving itself: It wants to produce lots more plastic. Many people don’t realize it, but almost all plastic is made from fossil fuels. So the same […]

Did The Romans Invent Recycling? New Pompeii Ruins Research Unearthed

2 Mins Read Turns out, the Romans were not only the engineers behind aqueducts and underground heating. Excavations at Pompeii by classical academic Allison Emmerson and a team of researchers and archeologists has revealed that rubbish left outside the city walls were being collected, sorted and resold – Romans invented recycling too. Emmerson believes our modern world needs […]

Amcor Develops First 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Clear PET Container

3 Mins Read Global packaging company Amcor has just developed and launched a PET container made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content resin. According to the company, the clear bottles are the first of its kind in the world. They are available in 2 sizes, and were created for Californian multivitamin brand Ritual.  Australian multinational packaging company Amcor […]

Kellogg’s Bear Naked Granola Brand Develops First Ever 100% Recyclable Cereal Pouch

3 Mins Read American multinational food manufacturer Kellogg Company has just revealed its first fully recyclable cereal pouch for granola sold under its Bear Naked Inc. brand. Unlike most types of plastic zipper pouch packaging sold across mainstream commercial brands, Kellogg’s new stand-up pouch is the first that is made from 100% recyclable materials that consumers can easily […]

GAP Partners With HKRITA To Develop New Textile Recycling Technology

2 Mins Read The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has just announced a collaboration with global apparel company Gap Inc. to develop eco-friendly technology to enable textile recycling. The research project will focus on two main areas: separating mixed-blends of spandex and sustainable decolourisation of fabrics for recycling clothing. This comes amid greater global […]

5 Ways Living A Plastic-Free Life Made Me WAY Healthier

4 Mins Read One of the more surprising parts of adopting a more low-waste lifestyle with a focus on reusable packaging, reducing plastic usage as much as possible, lessen my reliance on recycling, and changing my habits to lessen my overall waste impact was how much healthier I became. I feel lighter, I eat better and I am […]

Environmentalists Slam US$1 Billion Stunt To End Plastic Pollution

2 Mins Read Environmental groups are slamming a new nonprofit that have pledged to back a total of US$1 billion to enhance recycling techniques and reduce plastic waste efforts. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), spearheaded by the industry’s top oil and chemical companies has been met with criticism as detractors argue these plastics value corporations are a […]

Watsons Water Launches Plastic Bottle Collection With Cash Incentive

2 Mins Read Watsons Water, one of Hong Kong’s biggest producer and distributor of distilled bottled drinking water, has launched a cash incentive to get the public actively involved in recycling single-use plastics. Offering monetary vouchers and gift redemptions via their Drops of Fun app, the Tai Po-based company is placing 400 reverse vending machines throughout the city […]

After China Closes its Doors, Malaysia Becomes New Dumping Ground for World’s Plastic Trash Despite Government Ban

2 Mins Read One year since China imposed its National Sword policy ban on the world’s plastic waste import, nearby Southeast Asian countries have struggled to pick up the scraps with Malaysia taking in the lion’s share of supposed recyclable plastic from the US and other industrialized nations. According to Eco-Business, a Greenpeace Malaysia investigation has uncovered much […]

Five Hong Kong Recycling Myths That Will Shock You

4 Mins Read Hong Kong’s recycling infrastructure is woefully lacking: most citizens are not educated about how best to recycle; there is no mandatory residential recycling scheme; there are no incentives for businesses to recycle; the government department that deals with waste management is separate from the one responsible for recycling; the city lacks adequate collection channels and […]

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 […]

Make This Year’s Christmas Your Greenest One Yet

3 Mins Read Who doesn’t love Christmas? ‘Tis the season to give, receive, eat and be merry and we’re already wearing bursting with yuletide cheer! The tree is trimmed, presents are popping up under it in the middle of the night (Is that you, Santa?) and the letter box is filled with cards from friends and family. Not […]

Make A Date With Nature At HK Perma Club

5 Mins Read Humans have been working for thousands of years to enhance our natural surroundings and engineer the world around us, especially when it comes to agriculture and food production. In more recent years, a few wise folks have realized that instead of trying to fight nature, much could be gained from designs and philosophies that work with nature, […]

#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 […]