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Happy Baton: 6 Reasons I’m Loving My Toy Rental Subscription

5 Mins Read I recently got the chance to test out Happy Baton, Hong Kong’s first toy rental subscription service. What’s a toy rental subscription? Well a parent’s dream really! Basically you sign up on Happy Baton’s website, complete a short questionnaire about your child’s age and general likes/dislikes and then the company sends you a monthly delivery […]

5 Toxic Everyday Products You Need To Quit Right Now

4 Mins Read There are many everyday products that are dangerous to our health and the environment, but most of us aren’t even aware of it. It’s time to get educated! Find out which daily “healthy” and “harmless” habits you practice are actually toxic and need to be thrown out/stopped ASAP – for yourself and for the planet. […]

Urgent Climate Action Needed As Global Wildfires Spread Rapidly

2 Mins Read The Arctic is currently experiencing the worst wildfire season since records began, with enormous blazes producing 50 mega-tonnes of smoke that is visible even in space. More than 100 wildfires are burning across Greenland, Siberia and Alaska, and in vast regions of Russia.  Since the beginning of the hottest June on record, the Arctic circle […]

Slowood Kennedy Town: Hong Kong’s New Organic Grocery & Zero Waste Lifestyle Mecca

4 Mins Read Upon the entrance at Slowood, if the giant six-and-a-half foot tall mushroom doesn’t catch your attention, the clean industrial, steel-framed windows inviting you inside will. Looking more like a Scandi minimalist showroom than the city’s newest sustainable grocery destination, the concept behind Slowood is as beautiful as the store itself. From bulk bins to refill […]

13 #ZeroWaste Instagram Accounts to Follow ASAP For Eco Inspo

6 Mins Read As one of the world’s biggest social networking apps, Instagram is great for sharing photos and videos. It’s also the perfect source of inspiration to glean information from as you embark on your eco journey. If you’re looking to live with less waste/plastic or if you’re just sick and tired of all the unnecessary packaging at […]

Edgar Chez K11 : Hong Kong’s First Bulk Grocery Shopping Experience

5 Mins Read These past few years has seen a surge in the zero waste movement. Brought on by activists like Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home, Celia Ristow of Litterless, and our hometown heroes, no-waste markets have been popping up all over the country. In European cities like Berlin, Barcelona and Vienna, ethically-minded store owners are trying […]

Zero Heroes: Hong Kong’s Most Inspiring Zero Waste Kings & Queens

11 Mins Read As humans, we make choices every single day that matter so much more than it may seem. Your life today is a result of a cumulative series of decisions you made yesterday. Collectively, as a race, we have made decisions – good and bad – that have brought our ecosystem to where its at now. There is no denying […]

HK Mom Lisa Odell Is On A Mission To Make Our City Plastic-Free & Here’s Why

4 Mins Read It was a little less than a year ago that Hong Konger Lisa Odell became acutely aware of the sheer volume of plastic waste mounting in her own household. More specifically, she suddenly realized she was throwing the rubbish out daily. “Our recycle bin was overflowing with so much plastic,” recalls the Chicago transplant. “I just wanted […]

Global Food Waste Trends: Solutions & Inspiration

4 Mins Read It is unthinkable that in a world where so many go hungry, food wastage is such a massive problem. And yet, here we are. An astounding 30 to 40% of all the food that is produced across the planet is wasted. Beyond the moral arguments (how can we waste food when famine is still on […]

Green Queen Heroes: Claire Sancelot of Zero Waste Hong Kong

5 Mins Read Claire Sancelot is a one-woman green revolution. Her incredibly inspiring blog Zero Waste Hong Kong and Facebook page detail her fastidious commitment to living an expat life in Hong Kong while producing almost no waste at all. Her entire family of 6 (herself, her husband, 3 kids, 1 helper plus 1 very naughty dog) produce […]