The total weight (132 tonnes) of plastic bottles disposed per day equivalent to 5.28 million pieces of 430ml containers. If linked together, the total number of plastic bottles disposed each year can circle the Earth eight times.

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Only 14% of plastic bottles are recycled in Hong Kong. Apart from urging the government to legislate for producer responsibility on beverage containers, we can all play a part in waste reduction by reducing our purchases and distribution of plastic bottled water.

ABOUT

The third largest amount of waste in Hong Kong’s landfills is surely plastic (based on 2016 data). Due to the lack of recycling outlets, this 2,000-tonne daily plastic waste will remain as it is for hundreds of years, which takes up precious landfill space. Concerns in recent years about substances such as plastic microbeads, plasticizers and bisphenol A (BPA) have grown from waste management to food safety issues. Although we cannot cut plastic out of our lives, we can definitely be more responsible in reducing the use of plastic to protect humans and nature against its threat.

The volume of bottled water consumed each year in Hong Kong totals over 900 million bottled water. Not only is this a waste issue, it has induced huge carbon and water footprints. We can absolutely reduce our dependence on disposable plastic bottled water by bringing our own reusable water bottles to play our role in reducing waste.

The Green Earth invites organizations to sign the Green Bottle Charter by having a corporate policy to ban the purchase and distribution of disposable plastic bottled water. We are aware that various limitations make it difficult for organizations to immediately implement such a policy, therefore we have designed a variety of Green Bottle labeling programmes to facilitate organizations to do their part in reducing plastic waste for a greener environment.

PURPOSES

PURPOSES

  • Reduce waste
  • Reduce carbon emissions
  • Reduce water footprint
  • PARTICIPANTS

    PARTICIPANTS

  • Government departments/bodies
  • Commercial organizations
  • Schools/Colleges & Universities/University departments
  • NGOs (civil society organizations, professional bodies)
  • WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

    Take part in all or some Green Bottle programmes

    SUPPORT (optional)

    SUPPORT (optional)

  • Promotional materials (figures and links)
  • Water dispensers, dishwashing service (for large events)
  • Staff/Student experience workshop:
    Recycling facility experiential workshop / Take your own trash outing
  • SHOW OF APPRECIATION

    SHOW OF APPRECIATION

  • List of participating organisations will be displayed on The Green Earth website
  • The Green Earth will hold an annual commendation, whereby organizations with the most active and creative ways of promoting the Green Bottle campaign will be recognized.
  • Organizations that achieve all the stated commitments throughout the year will have a chance of becoming the Green Bottle champion
  • Participants will be publicly recognized through press conferences and social media
  • Supporting Party (Last updated on Aug 2018)

    Green Bottle Seminar 

    (In no particular order)

    Fukien Secondary School Affiliated School

    Po Leung Kuk Law's Foundation School

    TWGHs Wong Chu Wai Fun Kindergarten

    TWGHs Leo Tung-hai LEE Primary School

    TWGHs Lee Ching Dea Memorial College

    TWGHs Mrs. Fung Wong Fung Ting College

    TWGHs Chan King Har Kindergarten

    TWGHs Tsui Tsin Tong Kindergarten

    TWGHs Yau Tze Tin Memorial College

    TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College

    S.K.H. Kei Oi Primary School

    Tsing Yi Trade Association Primary School

    Pat Heung Central Primary School

    Hong Kong Christian Services Lei Cheng Uk Nursery School

    TWGHs C Y Ma Memorial College

    The Hong Kong Observatory

    Electrical and Mechanical Services Department

    Megaman (HK) Electrical & Lighting LTD

    CULTaMAP

    Education Bureau

    The Hong Kong and China Gas Company

    Green Bottle Indoor/Outdoor Event

    (In no particular order)

    Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Primary School

    Rhenish Church Grace School

    TWGHs Yow Kam Yuen College

    TWGHs Ma Kam Chan Memorial Primary School

    Po Leung Kuk Law's Foundation School

    TWGHs Wong Chu Wai Fun Kindergarten

    TWGHs Liu Yan Tak Memorial Kindergarten

    TWGHs Chan King Har Kindergarten

    TWGHs Tsui Tsin Tong Kindergarten

    TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College

    Hong Kong Red Cross Princess Alexandra School

    Tsing Yi Trade Association Primary School

    Pat Heung Central Primary School

    Hong Kong Christian Services Lei Cheng Uk Nursery School

    S.k.h. Kei Oi Primary School

    The Hong Kong Observatory

    Ten Times Needle Hill

    Mei Foo C&Y ISC

    Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge

    TW FLE & Kwai Tsing FLE Office CUM TWH Family Activity Centre

    Green Power

    Lawnmap Hong Kong

    UTMB

    Blue Mountain Sports

    Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department

    The Land Registry

    Gold East Trading (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd.

    CTU Education Foundation Limited

    HK Pride Organizing Committee

    The 14th TKT Temple Fair

    Hong Kong Childrens' Musical Theatre Group

    Mark Dragon Limited

    Green Bottle Workplace

    (In no particular order)

    Hong Chi Morningjoy School, Yuen Long

    Fukien Secondary School Affiliated School

    TWGHs Yow Kam Yuen College

    TWGHs Ma Kam Chan Memorial Primary School

    Po Leung Kuk Law's Foundation School

    TWGHs Wong Chu Wai Fun Kindergarten

    TWGHs Liu Yan Tak Memorial Kindergarten

    TWGHs Leo Tung-hai LEE Primary School

    TWGHs Lee Ching Dea Memorial College

    TWGHs Li Chi Ho Primary School

    TWGHs Chan King Har Kindergarten

    TWGHs Tsui Tsin Tong Kindergarten

    TWGHs Yau Tze Tin Memorial College

    TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College

    Tsing Yi Trade Association Primary School

    Pat Heung Central Primary School

    Hong Kong Christian Services Lei Cheng Uk Nursery School

    VTC Tower

    TWGHs C Y Ma Memorial College

    Novotel Hong Kong Nathan Road Kowloon

    The Cityview

    The Hong Kong Observatory

    Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

    The Land Registry

    Trade and Industry Department

    The Hong Kong and China Gas Company

    Hong Kong Housing Authority – Lam Tin Estate Office

    Urban Group - Elizabeth House

    Urban Group - Tsing Chau Street Customs Staff Quarters

    Commerce and Economic Development Bureau

    Urban Group - West Kowloon Disciplined Services Quarters

    Shinryo (HK) Ltd

    Harbourfront Landmark Premium Service Limited

    Hong Kong Post

    Marbury

    INQUIRIES: Hahn Chu / Emma Leung Tel:3708 8380 Email:info@greenearth-hk.org

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