Cathay Crew Face Disciplinary Action For Taking Food Destined for Landfill

According to Apple Daily, 6 Cathay cabin crew members face disciplinary action and possible termination for taking food that was destined for the landfill at the end of a flight from Korea to HK. During a spot inspection, the crew members were found to have croissants, bottled water, milk, yogurt and lemons in their luggage. In order to protect its in-flight property, Cathay had recently … Continue reading Cathay Crew Face Disciplinary Action For Taking Food Destined for Landfill

Dumpster Diving HK Style (no diving required)

  8 YEARS AGO we started Go Green Hong Kong with the fervent belief that individual behaviour could make a decisive difference in the war on waste and pollution. The glacial pace of change (though that may not be such an apt expression anymore as climate change is making glaciers move much faster these days) since then, and a deeper understanding of the scale and … Continue reading Dumpster Diving HK Style (no diving required)

Water for Free coming to Southern District

We, Go Green Hong Kong, are delighted to invite schools/ community centres/ NGO to participate in the captioned project as fully funded by the Southern District Council. Details of the project: 1. Installation of one water dispenser  including a 3M water filter. 2. Educational talk on  “say no to bottled water & plastic waste reduction ” (45-60 minutes) 3. Two workshops (maximum 30 students per … Continue reading Water for Free coming to Southern District

Unravelling the Secrets of Pesticides

There is no doubt that the biggest challenges of any farmer are weeds competing with crops for space, light and nutrients, and insects engulfing harvests like wildfire. Effective pesticides (insecticides, herbicides and fungicides) are therefore miraculous inventions in the eyes of many farmers. They dramatically lower costs by saving time and energy, and most importantly, enable farmers to avoid numerous problems. Humans are known to be visual … Continue reading Unravelling the Secrets of Pesticides

Why does Muji package its organic underwear in plastic?

I usually buy clothing from second-hand clothing stores.  However, for underwear and socks I can only buy new ones.  For years I have been looking for organic cotton underwear.  Why cotton?  Because cotton underwear is breathable, which helps to reduce bacterial vaginal infection. Why organic? Today 25% of the insecticide used worldwide is applied to conventionally grown cotton, even though cotton fields occupy less than 3% of … Continue reading Why does Muji package its organic underwear in plastic?

Greenwash Stunt Flops – A PR Case Study

To catch the “Green is the New Black” trend, Dove Hong Kong issued post on Facebook 2 weeks ago to kick-off it’s “Re/Up Cycle Game”.  In large font, it read “step 123 saving planet earth” and “Let’s recycle and reuse”, and below that in small font “plastic containers of all personal care products sold by Unilever Hong Kong are recyclable.”  Saving planet earth??! That’s audacious, even … Continue reading Greenwash Stunt Flops – A PR Case Study