#TrashtagChallenge

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Fighting back plastic pollution in every corner of the city

Green Hour has been working tirelessly over the last few years to ensure that our streets, hiking trails and beaches remain clean.

Plastic pollution is a serious issue globally. Hong Kong is no different.

Through our #Trashtag Challenge we aim to bring the community together to green our city whilst having fun, meeting new people and doing something good both for ourselves and for the wider community.

PLOGGING

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Plogging is the latest environmental trend to come out of Sweden.

Learn more about plogging and how you can get involved here in Hong Kong!

BEACH CLEANUPS

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Hong Kong has hundreds of beaches. Many of them are susceptible to trash both from visitors and washed in from the sea.

See how you can help!

HIKING CLEANUPS

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Take in the beauty of nature and join us for a hike across Hong Kong's landscape.

 

Let's help clean up the MacLehose and Wilson Trails together!

 

HONG KONG PLOGGERS

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Green Hour's Plogging initiative aims to get as many people as possible from all backgrounds, abilities and ages involved in environmentalism. Whether you are a fitness fanatic or simply want to burn a few extra pounds, we have something for everyone, all whilst helping green our city and make new friends along the way!

We host plogging evens throughout the city. Whether it's Wan Chai, Tsuen Wan, Yuen Long or Kwun Tong, there is always a need for a plog.

We live in a city which is plagued with trash for various reasons. More often than not it comes down to educational issues or simply a lack of regard for the local environment. 

Below is an interactive list of previous routes. If there are any places you would like to join us for a plog, you can get in touch via the form at the bottom of this page.

BEACH CLEANUPS

 
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Hong Kong is home to over 250 islands, many of them uninhabited. This means a lot of coastline, including beaches. 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 the 21st century.

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 means that the problem persists and looks unlikely to go away any time soon. This does not mean we should give up though, as every small action can have a massive impact.

Every 1-2 months Green Hour hosts beach cleanup events across the city. Trying to target those more harder to reach beaches, we aim to make as big an impact as possible to help beautify our beaches, protect wildlife and educate the community of the importance of protecting our environment.

 

CLEANUP HIKES

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Many people are well aware of the danger of plastic pollution in our country parks and in the oceans, however those of us who unfortunately continue to dispose of rubbish poorly, as well as due to strong winds, Hong Kong's country parks are riddled with rubbish.

Items left lying around do not naturally decompose, either. Many of these items will remain on this planet for hundreds of years if not forever.

You could throw a plastic bottle on the ground today and, if untouched, still be able to go back and collect it from the same spot centuries later.

As 'Green Ambassadors' we can make a difference not just to the state of the country parks, but also help those out there who may not be aware of the dangers of pollution to better understand the importance of the R's of environmentalism: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose, Repair and of course... Refuse!

These hikes are considered some of Hong Kong's most beautiful routes, with green landscapes for kilometres and views of the metropolis below. Aside from just hiking and picking up rubbish, we will also have a lot of fun through teambuilding activities!

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?​

For our cleanup events, most materials are provided, including:

Rubbish bags

Litter pickers

Torches (for evening events)

Gloves​

Our events are scheduled throughout the year. You can keep up the date with them through Facebook, Instagram and via our Eventbrite page.

Want to join us in running an event? Earn some experience in team leading and event management by partnering with us to organise an event. Please fill out the contact form below and we will get in touch as soon as possible.

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