Recycling and Circular Economy Plans in a Tight Spot COVID-19 has exposed many weaknesses in the preparedness of our social and economic institutions and processes. This includes our fragile framework for reducing single-use products and packaging as well as creating a circular economy. In reality, there have been both positive and negative impacts of…
HONG KONG, 6 December 2018 — Over 80% of the one billion litres of packaged beverages consumed in Hong Kong in 2017 were not recycled. Civic Exchange today supports the report launch of Drink Without Waste (DWW), an initiative which brought together the city’s leading beverage companies and major stakeholders in pledging to recover 70% to 90% of…
HONG KONG, 22 December 2017 — Civic Exchange has joined Drink Without Waste: The Single-Use Beverage Packaging Working Group, along with more than 20 other organisations from the business, academic and environmental fields. The goal of the initiative is to develop solutions for reducing waste from beverage consumption. Urgent action is needed to reduce the 136 tonnes of…
South China Morning Post: Civic Exchange’s Steven Molyneux-Webb says that the new Drink Without Waste initiative will look for solutions on cutting waste in line with the Government’s environmental aims.
Hong Kong Today on RTHK: Edwin Lau from the Green Earth is interviewed about the importance of working with manufacturers in the Civic Exchange-backed Drink Without Waste initiative, as Hong Kong throws out millions of PET bottles a day.
Radio Television Hong Kong: Twenty-seven groups — including Civic Exchange, other NGOs and key players from the beverage, retail and waste industries — are joining hands to come up with ways to reduce the amount of waste created by throw-away packaging.
BBC World Service: Civic Exchange communications director Joyce Lau described the effects of the palm oil spill on Hong Kong’s beaches. (Click the button above to listen)
The Financial Times: Civic Exchange spokesperson Joyce Lau was quoted as saying that there should be better communication between the Guangdong and Hong Kong authorities in the event of marine spills.
Hong Kong has the lowest glass recovery rate of any developed city in the world, with only 10 percent of the bottles consumed in Hong Kong recycled.
Reducing Plastic Waste in Hong Kong: Public Opinion Survey on Bottled Water Consumption and Attitudes Towards Plastic Waste (Full report)
Civic Exchange conducted a public opinion survey on Hong Kong residents’ consumption habits and perceptions regarding bottled water and plastic waste in Hong Kong. This full report includes the detailed results and policy recommendations of the survey.