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February e-Newsletter : Solid Waste Disposal Rate, Tree Planting Challenge 2019, Tree to Wood Experience Workshop

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Per-Capita Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Rate
In 2013, the government published the "Hong Kong Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources 2013-2022", targeting to reduce per-capita municipal solid waste disposal rate from 1.27 kg/day in 2011 to 0.80 kg/day in 2022. The city's disposal rate has not fallen, but continued to rise over the years. The government must make drastic cuts to waste disposal by implementing the waste charging scheme as soon as possible. In conjunction to the scheme, they should also support the recycling industry's development and expand the coverage of producer responsibility schemes to transition towards a circular economy.

To learn more, please visit the website of the Environmental Protection Department.
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「走塑」不走數 - 史偉莎集團創辦人林浩宏
2018年下半年掀起一股「走塑」熱潮﹗從環境運動委員會的「外賣走塑,餐具先行」,到捕捉野生發哥的好去處–大帽山茶水亭放置「Bonaqua™加水站」免費提供冷熱水,再到麥當勞近日決定由「無飲管星期一」改為日日走塑「麥麥走飲管」等減少使用塑膠的活動,可以感受到舉辦的機構都希望大家正視塑膠對地球的禍害。
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Three New Year wishes for a greener Hong Kong
It is that time of the year again – the start of a new year with hopefully new resolutions to accomplish. Whether it is to become fit, be more environmentally responsible, or simply become a better person, we all have our personal goals; but what about for the city? Let’s make a wish list for Hong Kong by reflecting on how we did in 2018...
低碳轉型 締造可持續發展經濟
政府於去年《施政報告》中承諾於二○一八至一九年度帶頭發行綠色債券,授權政府推出借款上限為一千億港元的綠色債券計畫,議案最終於去年底獲立法會通過,總算為日益嚴峻的氣候變化帶來利好消息。根據二十國集團「綠色金融研究小組」的定義,綠色金融是為了促進可持續發展和具環境效益的投資項目進行融資,例如可再生能源發展...
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齊來減剩食 減廢又扶貧
將長者申領綜緩合資格年齡上調至65歲引起全城怒吼,就知道今時今日香港的貧窮問題有多嚴重。社會福利署於2009年起推出短期食物援助計劃,申領人數於近年大幅增加。早前更有調查指出,香港有2成半兒童未能得到三餐溫飽。但是諷刺的是,本港每日棄置於堆填區的剩食和廚餘超過3,600公噸,完全反映了資源錯配及港人浪費食物的嚴重程度...
從生活着手節能 減極端天氣
踏入新一年,是時候回顧一下過去一年的天氣。回望2018年,大家可會想起一個極熱、少雨的5月?還是超強颱風山竹?原來截至去年底,天文台於2018年已錄得十項新紀錄,可見天氣已不似預期。根據天文台資料顯示,2018年打破的十項紀錄中,有8項都在去年5月刷新,如「最高5月平均氣溫」、「最多5月酷熱天氣日數」和「每年最早發出酷熱天氣警告」等...
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回收設施不足 綠色年宵仍需努力
歲月不居,時節如流。下星期就是一年一度的農曆新年了,每逢過年,香港人都會到年宵市場趁熱鬧,順道購買小食、鮮花等貨品,過程中少不勉產生一次性包裝廢物。再加上每年商戶都會將大量未能售出的貨物即場丟棄,導致年宵市場成為了年度產廢大型活動之首...
Socially Responsible Shopping with Blessings During Chinese New Year
It is believed that wearing new clothes from head to toe symbolises a new start and fresh hopes for Chinese New Year. To bless the earth, before adding something new to your wardrobe, please consider the sustainable fashion trend...
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Tree Planting Challenge 2019

Our annual flagship programme Tree Planting Challenge is coming! It will be organised at Tai Lam Country Park in April. Since 2005, 83,000 saplings were planted on the slopes in various country parks, by more than 9,000 participants in the past 10 years. We now invite companies to become the sponsor of Tree Planting Challenge 2019! Interested parties please contact Mr. Chau at 3184 1516 or email to rps@foe.org.hk.

Tree Planting Challenging 2018 Overview

【23 Feb】 “Jockey Club COOL Neighbours for Energy Saving” Closing Ceremony & Exhibition

Energy saving, starts with emphasising the health of the earth and sustainability of the community. In these 2 years, FoE(HK) organised many activities like exhibitions, green tours and talks thus more citizens joining hands to have low carbon life. Therefore, we will organise a Closing Ceremony cum Awards Presentation Ceremony for Year-end Energy Saving Competition, to express our gratitude to all supporting partners and present awards to those competition winners. "Energy Saving Expert” will share the joyful moments of energy saving. There will be also an exhibition. Please come and support us.

"COOL Neighbours” Exhibition 

Time:12:00 – 18:00
Veune:Event Hall, UG/F, Citywalk, Tsuen Wan 
Activities: Feel like you are really in the story of rapid climate change. Moreover, do some handicrafts to turn trash into treasure. Through this event, we can find our role in protecting the environment. A small step forward, a great step for alleviating the climate change for the globe.  

For inquiries, please call 3184 1519 or email to jccn@foe.org.hk.

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【24 Feb】Corporate Members Event - Tree to Wood Experience Workshop and Vegetated Slopes Eco Tour

To enhance the interaction with surrounding environment and extend the concept of harmony between nature and city, "Tree to Wood Experience Workshop and Vegetated Slopes Eco Tour” will be organised for FoE (HK) corporate members. Through the tour and workshop hosted by Highways Department, participants can raise the awareness of ecology of Acacia Confusa.   

The event is scheduled on 24 February (Sunday). Enrollment charge is free. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please join now! 
For more details of our corporate membership scheme, please contact Ms. Sum at 3184 1517 or email to rps@foe.org.hk.

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Business Sustainability Conference 2019 and the 4th Hong Kong Business Sustainability Index

As the co-organiser, FoE (HK) held the Business Sustainability Conference 2019 and the 4th Hong Kong Business Sustainability Index Recognition Ceremony with the Chinese University of Hong Kong and SGS Hong Kong on 7-8 January 2019. Mr. Tim Lui, SBS, JP, Chairman of The Securities and Futures Commission were invited to be the Guest of Honour. We brought together academics and business professionals to share knowledge and exchange ideas to achieve Business Sustainability.

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Public Hearing of the Bills Committee on Waste Disposal
Dr. Jeffrey Hung, Senior Programme Manager, represented FoE (HK) at the public hearing of the Bills Committee on Waste Disposal (Charging for Municipal Solid Waste) (Amendment) Bill 2018. He proposed the following four recommendations to support the municipal solid waste charging scheme:

1. Fund the Development of the Recycling Industry
2. Strengthen Publicity and Education
3. Establish a Whistleblower System
4. Promote Producer Responsibility 
Response to the Findings of the Task Force on Land Supply
The Task Force on Land Supply published its consultation report, prioritising eight land supply options. FoE (HK) is disappointed to see that the East Lantau Metropolis is listed as one of the long-term options. Marine reclamation would cause irreversible damage to the environment and ecosystems. FoE (HK) urges the Government to stop simply treating symptoms and to get to the root of the problem by developing long-term planning for sustainable development.

Brownfield development is the most suitable option for increasing land supply. The government should also exercise the powers it has under the "Land Resumption Ordinance” to resume brownfields for housing development.
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Municipal Solid Waste Audit and Waste Reduction at School
In January, FoE (HK) successfully held school talks and school ambassador training workshops for eight primary schools. We introduced the municipal solid waste charging scheme, clean recycling and proper waste separation knowledge. We also announced the waste audit data of December. The school ambassadors have attained knowledge about their schools’ environmental policies and have provided further suggestions for waste reduction at their schools.
 
Kwun Tong Green Carnival
"Waste to Resources” is our area of focus and the theme of the green carnival we joined in early January. There were many game stalls and upcycling workshops in the carnival, for example, shredded fabric upcycling workshop for promoting waste reduction. The participants handmade the products which were fun and fascinating. Thank you for the invitation by U Magazine. It enabled us to become a closer "COOL Neighbour” of Kwun Tong. 

For inquiries, please call 3184 1519 or email to jccn@foe.org.hk.
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FoE (HK) welcomes people from all walks of life to join us as volunteers.

We are now recruiting office volunteers to assist our clerical work including data entry, letter mailing and information arrangement. 

Interested parties, please visits our website. 

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