Calls to reduce, re-use and recycle in Hong Kong have never been stronger. At the start of 2022, it was estimated that over 100 million pieces of plastic items had been used and disposed of by hotel quarantine guests alone. It has been predicted that by 2030, Hong Kong will be sending 4.2 billion single-use takeaway containers to landfill every year.
Empowering Hongkongers to recycle
In partnership with V Cycle, ‘ReThink Plastic’ empowers Hongkongers to correctly recycle their single-use plastic and re-think the impact of their everyday choices.
Volunteers are invited to get “HandsOn” with the recycling process at the V Cycle factory. They will take part in a briefing and tour before supporting the factory’s recycling process, helping alongside elderly cardboard collectors employed by V Cycle—giving each of them dignified work.
For Hongkongers looking to recycle in their own time, HandsOn will celebrate our volunteers' recycling efforts by recognizing your time and commitment with volunteer hours! Learn more and pledge your commitment here to recycle anytime, anywhere.