Boutique bulk retail pioneer Edgar has launched “100 Days of Sustainability & Zero Waste (S.0.W) Challenge,” a new community-driven retail concept, in the hopes of creating awareness around sustainability issues and advancing the zero waste lifestyle across Hong Kong. Beginning March 21st, the pop-up, which will be located in Causeway Bay, one of the city’s busiest shopping districts, will invite conscious consumers to movie screenings, weekly discussions and workshops surrounding environmental issues that affect Hong Kong.
Curated panels will draw from a host of experts tackling diverse topics from environmental justice to eco conservation to waste mismanagement, from our Hong Kong’s plastic problem to our landfill dilemma, as well as presenting functional solutions to propel the green movement forward in offices, schools, corporations and more.
“Positive environmental action, by reducing waste and plastic need, is immediate. Every step counts,” Raphaël De Ry, founder of Edgar, said in a statement. “It is one part of many little green steps that paves the road to positive environmental impact.”
Themes for the bi-weekly challenge will be as follows:
21 – 31 March | Sustainability and Zero Waste
1 – 14 April | Food and Beverage
15 – 28 April | Fashion and Luxury
29 April – 12 May | Beauty and Healthcare
13 – 26 May | Green Tech
27 May – 9 June | Travel and Summer
10 – 23 June | Secret Theme
24 – 30 June | Wrap Up
Expert discussions will take place in English and Cantonese on a weekly rotation. Our very own Green Queen founder and Editor-in-Chief, Sonalie Figueiras, will be a panelist at the Insider View of Zero Waste Game Changers in Hong Kong discussion this Friday, March 22nd at 8:00PM along with notable zero waste community leaders Tamsin Thornburrow of Live Zero and Hannah Chung of Revolv. All panel and workshop information and registration can be found online.
The first Edgar shop opened in 2016 at K11 Art Mall inside the sprawling 9,000 square-foot Natural Zone space. Stocking plastic-free ecowares, organic bulk snacks and dried goods, the responsibly-sourced and fair trade retailer went on to open a flagship store in Wan Chai’s funky Star Street neighbourhood last year. With almost all of Hong Kong’s remaining landfills expected to be at maximum capacity by 2020, bulk buying from local shops helps to not only reduce packaging waste (and toxin exposure associated with conventional plastic packaging) but also to promote reuse by inviting customers to bring their own durable containers in lieu of providing single-use, disposable bags.
Edgar Causeway Bay Pop-Up Shop is located at 1/F, 17 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, email@example.com.
Opening Hours: Monday through Sunday from 12:00PM to 9:00PM
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