Reducing Plastic Waste in Hong Kong: Public Opinion Survey on Bottled Water Consumption and Attitudes Towards Plastic Waste (Summary Report)

In April 2015, Civic Exchange published the results of a survey on Hong Kong residents’ consumption of bottled water and attitudes towards plastic waste. To download the summary report, click on the link above.

In 2014, Civic Exchange conducted a public opinion survey on Hong Kong residents’ consumption habits and perceptions regarding bottled water and plastic waste in Hong Kong. The survey aims to help policy-makers develop targeted policies to reduce bottled water consumption and , thereby, reduce plastic waste in Hong Kong.

This summary report presents the survey’s highlighted findings and policy recommendations.


Media coverage

13 August 2015 – China Water Risk – Hong Kong’s Thirst for Bottled Water
28 May 2015 – Ecozine – Partial to Plastics
07 May 2015 – RTHK Radio 3 – 1 2 3 Show:  bottled water consumption
05 May 2015 – DBC – 熱門話題:減少塑膠廢料 向樽裝水說不?
01 May 2015 – HKET- 向樽裝水say no 有幾難?
29 April 2015 – The Standard – Bottled water drinkers go with flow despite waste
29 April 2015 – Shanghai Daily – HK’s water dispensers ‘below par’
28 April 2015 – Xinhua – HK should install more water dispensers to reduce bottled water consumption
28 April 2015 – on.cc – 半數港人飲樽裝水 智庫倡引飲用水管道減廢