Zero Waste Week 2016

HK Zero Waste Week starts on 11 November and we invite you to create new habits today for a better tomorrow.

Kicking off with a full day of discussions at the Ecozine Zero Waste Conference, the event was created to highlight the products and services available and in development that can lead us to a sustainable tomorrow.

Here are some members of our community who are already doing just that … naturally.

action > marine protection

HK Cleanup – Organizing regular cleanups, increasing awareness of importance of communities and advocating for change in public policy related to waste management

Ocean Recovery Alliance – Bringing together new technologies, solutions, ideas and projects to help with issues that negatively impact the health of the oceans

action > planning & development

Designing Hong Kong – Local non-profit focused on sustainable urban planning

business to business > services

HK Recycles – Social enterprise providing weekly residential glass, plastic, paper and metal collection on a subscription basis

business to business > wholesale suppliers

Green Sprout – Manufacturing school and business uniforms and premiums using 100% certified organic cotton, recycled cotton, cellulose fibres and recycled polyester

Innovasians – Developing and manufacturing lifestyle garments and products from a sustainable origin and producing these through a responsible supply chain.

Hantin Food Company – Distributing imported organic and sustainable foods and beverages, health and personal care products; dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian options

Vegware – Compostable packaging made from low-carbon, plastic-free, recycled or renewable plant-based materials that can be recycled together with food waste after use

communities > conservation

Greeners Action – A local group managed by university students and young professionals, empowering youth to be green leaders

dining > catering services

Love True Food – Whole and sustainable food to balance mind, body and soul using Ayurveda and Yoga; kitchen rental, cooking classes, nutritional assessments

dining > clean food

Aberdeen Street – Mediterranean restaurant and bar sourcing from local organic farms where possible; no MSG preservatives; vegetarian and gluten-free option; outdoor terrace

Linguini Fini – Rustic, homemade home-grown, home-cooked Italian cuisine; open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon bites, dinner, late night drinks and private parties

Posto Pubblico – Italian home-cooking with classically simple ingredients using organic produce sourced from neighboring farmers to reduce our carbon footprint

dining > vegetarian

MANA! Fast Slow Food – Serving healthy, organic, vegetarian, vegan and raw fast food in an eco-friendly and responsible manner; gluten-free flatbreads, raw desserts

Maya Café – Mediterranean style vegetarian, vegan and raw food based on the Mediterranean diet

home & office > clean water

Aquasana Hong Kong – Water filtration company specializing in drinking, shower and whole house filters

AcquaVibe – Water filtration system using natural pressure without electricity; eliminating impurities in the body, adding trace minerals and balancing pH

Pluvial Plus – Water filtration system using gravity pressure through multi-stage filters to remove impurities and infuse with healthy minerals

home & office > recycle

Crossroads International – A non-profit organization serving a global need to link those who are in need with those who can provide help

Firesale – Free classifieds website for private and business sellers to buy or sell secondhand items promote a circular economy

Green dot Home – Collecting and recycling used furniture and homeware; donating to public and selling in second hand markets and donating proceeds

WhoGotStuff – Mobile application that enables access to things (giving, borrowing, repairing, reusing) as opposed to buying and promoting sharing over consuming

Jupyeah – Share unwanted stuff with others and find values from old stuff of others.

The Salvation Army – Donate clothing, books, genuine software, electrical appliances, office equipment, musical instruments in good condition; drop off or call for pickup.

shopping > animal care supplies

Holistic Pet Help – Online shop providing holistic food, health care and grooming products for companion animals

shopping > books & music

Flow Community Bookshop – Exchange for new and used books, CDs, VCDs & DVDs

shopping > clothing & accessories > active wear

A Day With Fé – A versatile clothing line that blends day wear and yoga wear with everyday comfort and elegant style

shopping > clothing & accessories > fashion

Best Skill – Quality repairs to extend the life of leather shoes and handbags

Label Chic – Second hand French clothing brands sold on consignment online and in pop-up shops

Luxarity – Organizing annual event upcycling luxury designer goods in a fundraiser with proceeds to organizations supporting those less fortunate

shopping > clothing & accessories > jewelry & crystals

n i i n – Jewelry and accessories crafted from natural materials using up-cycled material where available and recycled packaging materials

shopping > groceries > food

Homegrown Foods – Weekly delivery of vegetables free of synthetic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides from local family farms within 24 hours of harvesting

SpiceBox Organics – Organically grown specialty food products free of pesticides and harmful chemicals

shopping > groceries > wine & beers

La Cabane Wine Cellar & Bistro – Natural, biodynamic, non-interventionist, low sulphite wines and fine foods sourced directly from small producers in France and the new world

shopping > health care products

Body Awakening – Cleansing and detox kit, probiotics, green food, organic supplements

shopping > health foods

Berry Time – Shop online for a great selection of high quality foods from around the world at reasonable prices; free local delivery; Online health food store and magazine

shopping > house & home

Bamboa Home – Household items, furniture and floorings from sustainably grown bamboo

shopping > house & home

Natural Living – Natural and organic products for body and home including Ecozmo natural paint, natural cleaning products, organic face & body care, organic health supplements

TREE – Contemporary sustainable home furnishings from reclaimed teak wood recycled into sofas, dining tables, kids, beds, outdoor furniture and accessories

Jay Yang Designs – Functional products and urban green space designed by recycling and up-cycling; wall gardens; hand-made furniture from reclaimed wood, recycled plastic fabric planters; natural bamboo tableware

shopping > social & sustainable retail

2nd Chance – Buying and selling second hand furniture and accessories from 9,000 square foot warehouse; new products weekly

GoGreen Shop – Online shop selling used furniture

The Salvation Army – New and used clothing, electrical home appliances and office equipment in good condition; toys, stationery, gifts and premiums, handbags, books

The Oxfam Shop – Second-hand designer label clothing and handbags, CDs, books, home accessories and fair trade products

Second Hand Shop – Buying and selling quality second hand products, some with original packing on consignment, for cash and in trade

Second Hand Shop – Ceramics, clothing, shoes, bags, cameras, kitchen ware

Green Ladies – Social enterprises operating on consignment or by donation for high quality women’s fashion and accessories, actively promoting second-hand sales

Kindness Centre – Social enterprises operating on consignment or by donation for high quality women’s fashion and accessories, actively promoting second-hand sales

Castaways – Charity shop run entirely by volunteers selling clothing, including shoes and handbags, books and household linen

YoYoMaMa Hong Kong – Reuse teen and kids’ books, clothes and toys via donations, swapping or buying.

shopping > specialty foods

Blackshot Cold Brew Coffee – Handcrafted freshly roasted pure coffee slow-brewed and bottled in recycled beer bottles collected from local bars


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