#GreenBiz: 4 New Circular Economy Businesses Started By Hong Kong Moms
Ecoparties: Rentable Kids Party Supplies
This is a serious win for the city! We finally have a solution for the myriad of kid’s birthday parties! Started by a mum and her two green-minded daughter (7-year-old eco warrior Lucia has serious Green Cred having spoken at multiple events around town about environmental issues), Ecoparties is a rental service providing reusable party supplies and waste & plastic-free solutions for all your event needs. They offer table mats, plates, cups, spoons, forks, knives, napkins, serving trays, bags, bottles, decorations and more, all in super adorbs prints for your preferred party theme. What’s more they will delivery it all to you and then pick up for cleaning- making mom’s life hassle-free.
Happybaton – Sustainable Toy Library
Ok so technically this one hasn’t launched yet but we are super excited about it. Hong Kong is getting its very own eco online toy library- you and your kiddos will be able to rent/borrow sustainable toys (they’ll have been sanitized of course) so you don’t have to buy new! We’ve been waiting for this for ages…They are already doing pickups of toys you no longer need (free until end June), but the actual toy library is scheduled to open in September 2019. We literally cannot wait.
My Little Baluchon – Reusable Cloth Gift Wrapping aka Furoshiki
Furoshiki refers to the traditional Japanese art of using cloth to wrap gifts and other items that need to be transported. Gift wrapping is a single-use item, even when made from eco-friendly paper so we love that we have a local cloth solution: French mom Delphine offers workshops to learn how to DIY but you can also find her at markets around town showcasing her reusable cloth wraps.
Petit Bou De Chou – Handmade Reusable Cloth Wipes
French-born Estelle is an obsessive crafter with a killer Etsy shop where you can find some awesome beaded creations but we are lusting after her handmade reusable bamboo wipe collections in the prettiest patterns- these are perfect for new moms who want the best and most eco option for their beloved bubba’s bottoms! Also available: cute reusable kitchen sponges.