Exploring Adaptable Solutions for Single-Use Plastics: A Workshop on Design Perspectives and Best Practices

Day 2 : 12:00 – 13:15

The workshop will present the latest design perspectives and best practices of single-use plastic alternatives from the Netherlands and explore adaptable solutions in HK. It focuses on exchanging insights with counterparts from the Netherlands and fostering interactive discussion among participants.
Session Discussion Points

  • knowledge on single-use plastics (SUP)
  • HK’s SUP situations, challenges and regulations
  • Netherlands’ design principles, best practices & case studies


Frederik van Eijk

Holland Circular Hotspot


Frederik van Eijk, is CEO of Holland Circular Hotspot and co-chair of the EU Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. He is also vice-chair of the Circular Biobased Delta and adjunct professor at the LUISS Business School.He is one of the more senior EU experts in the field of Waste Management and Circular Economy and has been described as a “mover and a shaker’.Previously he served as Director of strategy and PA at multinational SUEZ and board member at the Dutch Waste Management Association.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

That Hong Kong launches the ambition to be the leading metropole in Asia in a circular transition and sets out a roadmap with clear goals supported by businesses to get there.

Merlin Lao

Business Environment Council Limited

Head – Policy & Research

Mr. Merlin Lao is Head of Policy & Research at BEC. He leads the team to share develop clear policy positions on pressing climate and environmental topics in Hong Kong, through undertaking research on latest domestic and international trends, engaging with the Hong Kong SAR Government and connecting insights of the local business sector.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

Mainstream circular economy actions along all value chain processes.

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