Green - Tai Kok Tsui Community Recycling Store

Waste Reduction and Recycling Starting from Community

Climate change is the defining challenge of our time, and it affects each and every one of us. In response to the climate change, the HKSAR announced Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050, setting out the vision of “Zero-carbon Emissions”, as well as an array of carbon reduction measures to help contribute to global warming through public participation.

Waste reduction and recycling is one of the important strategies for carbon reduction, and it is also an activity that the community can participate in. The establishment of “Green@Community” is widely recognized by the public and society, with an average of hundreds of thousands of people use the recycling facilities each month. More than 1,000 metric tons of recyclables are collected.
In this issue of Amagram, we have visited the “Tai Kok Tsui Recycling Store” to learn how to support for waste reduction and recycling at the district level.

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Mr. Lam Ho Yeung, Project Manager of Green – Tai Kok Tsui

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Please briefly introduce Tai Kok Tsui Recycling Store.

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Opened in January 2021, Tai Kok Tsui Recycling Store is one of the Recycling Stations across the territory. With a comfortable and tidy design, together with the word “green” as the concept and the homophonic number “6” in Cantonese as the logo, the store aims to provide to public a brand-new image. The store is in service all year round (except some special occasions) and night recycling service is also available, allowing more people to visit the store. We aim to encourage the public to use the easy-to-use community recycling facilities more often and contribute to the creation of an environmentally friendly community through community education.

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What is the future planning of recycling promotion?

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We hold ECO enzyme class regularly, and we also set up book crossing day to promote book recycling and encourage public to take good care of books. We are planning to hold different workshops and talks to increase the public awareness of recycling through community education.

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Why do you choose Amway eSpring™ Water Purifier?

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In order to encourage the public to “bring their own bottles” and reduce the use of plastic, our recycling store has added water dispensers. In order to ensure the water quality, we have installed Amway eSpring™ Water Purifier. The carbon filter removes more than 160 different contaminants, and the UV lamp eliminates 99.99% of waterborne viruses and bacteria, but retains beneficial minerals, proving high-quality drinking water to our staff and the public.

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What types of recyclables do the store accept?

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We accept nine common types of recyclables, including paper, plastics, glass bottles, beverage cartons, metals, fluorescent lamps and tubes, rechargeable batteries, small electrical appliances and regulated electrical equipment. The recyclables collected would be sorted and then delivered to the downstream recyclers for subsequent processing. It is advised that plastic beverage bottles and detergent bottles, recycle number 1 and 2 respectively, possess a higher chance in recycling. Asians generally like citrus. As the new year approaches, we will offer a special citrus mochi – a raw citrus wrapped in a soft rice cake. A fish-shaped jelly will also be available which offers good fortune in the coming year.

Green – Tai Kok Tsui Community Recycling Store is operated by Bonding Service Network Association Limited, a non-profit organization.

eSpring™ Water Purifier

The carbon filter removes more than 160 different contaminants and the UV lamp eliminates 99.99% of waterborne viruses and bacteria, but retains beneficial minerals
Reaches various major water quality standards as certified by the NSF International
Reminds users to replace the filter
Awarded the 2010 Environmental Stewardship Award. To make a positive difference on the environment