Hong Kong is home to over two hundred islands, dozens of beaches and more than 400 square kilometres of country parks. For centuries the city has been known as one of the major ports in Asia, however something other than ships is landing on Hong Kong’s beaches in 2020.
Plastic pollution is plaguing beaches across the world and Hong Kong is no different. Year after year our reliance on plastics is growing, as is the amount of waste winding up on our beautiful shores.
As well as this, a lack of understanding from some in society of the importance of waste management has lead to areas that are much closer to home, hiking paths and even the streets we walk down every day, experience the same pollution problems.
How to get involved, I hear you ask?
Well over the coming year we have a series of public events from beach cleanups, to hikes and plogs for you to get stuck into and do your bit for the environment.
Every 3-5 weeks Green Hour organises group beach cleanup efforts across Hong Kong at locations that are at risk of pollution. Some locations we will visit multiple times, depending on the state of the beach, with others (hopefully) not needing as much attention. Here is a list of upcoming cleanups and some information on their location.
2020 Cleanup Drive #1：
Sham Tseng Beach Cleanup
This will be our third time visiting Sham Tseng over the past 18 months. Having visited the site recently it is sad to say more work needs to be done. Since last visiting the beach a lot of waste has washed up on the shore, as well as tonnes of debris nestling its way into the overgrowth.
Let's join together this February to turn the tide on plastic pollution on our beaches!
Hong Kong Ploggers events will be updated shortly. In the meantime please check us out on Facebook!
綠色時刻與美心西餅及東海堂合作，幫助減少整個城市的食物浪費。 我們歡迎各種背景的人加入我們逢星期三的「Bun 跑」。
Green Hour has teamed up with bakeries across the city to help reduce food waste. We welcome people from all backgrounds to join us in the evenings for our 'Bun Run'.