Deep Water Bay Dragonboat Regatta

Big shout out for the organizers of the VRC Paddle Club’s Dragonboat races at Deepwater Bay, Hong Kong today and the participating teams who worked hard to reduce the amount of single-use plastic: – Re-usable bottles and a water fill up station – Deposits on bamboo cups for the beer – Wooden forks and paper […]

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Cleanup Diary 24 Jan 2017

  At a press conference with Sky News at Lap Sap Wan at Cape D’Aguilar in Shek O. Hard to believe that there had been a major cleanup operation at this site. The large pieces of refuse draw the eye, but it is what can easily go unnoticed under your feet that is very worrying. […]

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Cleanup Diary 25 Oct 2015

Italian Chamber of Commerce cleans up Lamma Island Just finished a fab clean up at Yung Shue Wan with a team from the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. All to help the Hong Kong Cleanup. What a lovely bunch of people, who tackled what looked at first glance like a clean beach, but […]

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Cleanup Diary 14 Nov 2014

Singaporean International School with Liina Klaus I was thinking that engaging 80 school kids on the beach at Pak Kok might be a bit of a challenge. Previous experience had shown that some kids just don’t want to pick up trash even when you’re standing there holding a bag for them. Artist Liina Klaus showed […]

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Cleanup Diary 31 Oct 2014

Yung Shue Wan Beach with Banyan House Pre-School. Bringing kids to the beach should not be all about rubbish, but equally, we cannot bring them up to ignore the problem. When I started cleaning the beach at Yung Shue Wan, I could hear mother’s walking past with their kids telling them it was too dirty […]

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Letter: ERM Study Trip to Lamma 2014

ERM Study Trip to Lamma Wednesday 11th June 2014 Dear Ronald, To get the most out of your trip, we’d like you see what residents and visitors see. We have, therefore, prepared some questions for you to contemplate on your way over. How many items are sold in glass bottles at the ferry pier? What […]

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Letter: Legco re. trees 2014

Letter to Legco Panel on Environmental Affairs (trees) May 2014 Dear Legco Members: I have attached our report on trees from October 2012. We have been communicating with various different departments on this since 2010, but just see buck-passing and little change to address the problems raised in the paper. The 2012 version was updated […]

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Lamma Quarry EIA Response 21 March 2014

OBJECTION to the  ‘Planning and Engineering Study on Future Land Use at Ex-Lamma Quarry Area at Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma Island – Feasibility Study’‏ LETTER Hong Kong Island & Islands Development Office, Civil Engineering & Development Department, 13/F North Point Government Offices, 333, Java Road, North Point Hong Kong 21st March 2014 To whom it may […]

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Press Release: Winner of Brand on the Beach 2014 joins cleanup

Vita Water joins cleanup on beach where volunteers count plastic bottles HONG KONG 5 March 2014: For an entire year, volunteers collected and sorted waste found on beaches by brand label. 2872 plastic bottles were picked up and identified by brand, with the top 10 brands accounting for 55% of the bottles recovered. These brands […]

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