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Reduce: Campaigns & Collaborations for Reducing Single-use Beverage Packaging

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 15:00 - 15:50

Location: Sustainable Resources Theatre

Circular Economy

Overview

Almost 200 tonnes of PET bottles and liquid cartons are wasted in landfills daily. They are also frequently found on shores and the countryside. Recycling rates are below 1 percent. Are there innovative solutions?

Learnings

  • With consideration for the waste hierarchy, what are some innovative solutions for avoidance or reduction?
  • Are there any technical or psychological hurdles that are preventing the development of reduce options?
  • What players are needed to facilitate effective reduction at scale?
  • What kind of support should these players provide to encourage the public to embrace these reduce options?

Post Event Actions

  • As CEO of your organisation, have you thought of minimising the consumption of bottled/pre-packed drinks/water as part of corporate policy?
  • As Head of Sustainability or HR, have you¬†considered how you can educate your employees and colleagues on plastic pollution to inspire them to use reusable cups/bottles?
  • As Property Manager, have you thought of setting up a drinking water system for your company or building?

Speakers

MODERATOR

Edwin Lau

Founder and Executive Director

The Green Earth

Edwin Lau

Founder and Executive Director

The Green Earth

Mr Lau has been actively engaged in environmental protection work since the late 1980s aiming to catalyze green policy development and community action. In 2009, Lau was awarded the Medal of Honour (MH) by the government in recognition of his long-term contribution to the cause of environmental protection and education.

Isaac Chu

Sustainability Support Manager

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Isaac Chu

Sustainability Support Manager

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Joined the Hong Kong Jockey Club in 2012, Isaac currently works as the Sustainability Support Manager with key missions to implement renewable energy projects, reduce waste in operations and improving materials sourcing in the Club. He runs internal stakeholder engagement workshops to prepare key departments on MSW charging and drive waste reduction.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Supporting the organisation to implement more renewable energy projects and accelerating awareness increase on climate urgency in the organisation and the wider community.

Andes Leung

Co-founder and CEO

RunOurCity Foundation Ltd.

Andes Leung

Co-founder and CEO

RunOurCity Foundation Ltd.

Start up RunOurCity in 2013. Since then, 13,000 students have trained for running 10km with significantly improved their physical and mental health. Out of which over 50% are underprivileged groups. Organized large scaled races such as HONG KONG STREETATHON with average 10,000 runners in single event.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

More healthy lifestyle in terms of both physically and mentally including youth, families and SEN students.

Ada Yip

CEO

Urban Spring Co., Ltd

Ada Yip

CEO

Urban Spring Co., Ltd

Ada is the Chief Executive Officer of Urban Spring, a purpose-driven startup with a mission to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bottles through building a network of well-designed and well-maintained water refill stations. She is also a director of WYNG 43 Social Investment which invests financial and human capital in innovative mission-focused companies. Prior to these ventures, Ada was the Program Director of the i2i (incubation to investment) program at SOW Asia. Ada also sits on the board of Hong Kong Institute of Social Impact Analysts and Education For Good. She volunteers at a number of non-profit organizations and is a part of the Advisory Committee on Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities under the Social Welfare Department of the Hong Kong Government.

Ada was born and brought up in Hong Kong. She has been fully dedicated to supporting the social entrepreneurship development in Hong Kong since 2013. Prior to embarking on this journey, Ada worked at a number of financial institutions in Toronto, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

6.b Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management – To address the overall water-use efficiency and prevention of dumping of chemicals and materials like plastic, our focus is to demystify information about drinking water quality and prevent unnecessary consumption of single-use plastics since COVID.

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