HandsOn Hong Kong is a local charity whose mission is to empower everyone in Hong Kong to volunteer by developing service programs in partnership with the city’s under-served non-profit organizations and connecting them with the volunteer manpower they need to achieve their mission.
We are delighted to share the details of the impact project funded by delegate fees from ReThink HK 2022 – ReThink Plastic.
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.
While the long-term goal is to move away from single-use plastic, the city’s environmental organizations–such as V Cycle–view recycling as a critical short-term solution. Recycling redirects plastic from landfill, reuses plastic that has already been made and reduces the demand for new plastic to be produced. HandsOn believes each of us has a critical role to play in this process.
100% of delegate fees from ReThink HK 2022 will fund the project.
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.