We are dealing with a serious trash issue in Hong Kong, and the world. Did you know, for example, that in Hong Kong, every day, we throw away over 16,000 tonnes of trash – including an estimated 1,368,000 disposable plastic bottles, 1,000 tonnes of plastic bags and countless more tonnes of plastic wrapping and packaging. Hong Kong generates 6 million tonnes of trash a year – the weight of 350 blue whales. Clearly, this is not sustainable. Our landfills are full, and we consume and throw away more than our city’s infrastructure and surrounding ecosystems can handle, jeopardising wildlife, economies, and our own health and safety. It’s time we took responsibility for our actions.
You can make a difference, through action and awareness – why not consider signing up for the Hong Kong Cleanup Challenge?
There are three challenges to choose from, and you can do as many as you like with your company, organisation, or family:
1. City Cleanup Challenge: You don’t have to go anywhere special to be part of the Challenge – just sign up and download the toolkit. Cleaning up in our offices, homes and schools will provide an eye-opening experience for many. See how much you can “slim your bin” with easy-to-follow tips and tools!
2. Country Cleanup Challenge: Detrimental amounts of litter and trash can be found in all of our country parks. Hiking trail and country park cleanups educate about littering and its effect on the natural world we all need and enjoy.
3. Coastal Cleanup Challenge: Beach cleanups bring awareness to the vast and vital issue of marine debris, especially disposable plastic. It is a fun, fulfilling day out for any size of group. Register soon – beaches are filling up!
4. Zero Waste Corporate Challenge: Following the success of our recent Zero Waste Week, this new challenge aims to assist corporations achieve zero waste goals by providing comprehensive, targeted zero waste solutions and challenging businesses to implement them! Contact us to find out more.
Signing up a team is simple. It’s time to get involved. Register here.