About the Hong Kong Cleanup

About the Hong Kong Cleanup

15th Annual Hong Kong Cleanup Challenges 5% of the Hong Kong Population to Take Part in this Year’s Initiative!

Welcome to the Hong Kong Cleanup, organised by Ecozine and The Nature Conservancy. With this year marking the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong Cleanup, we aim to reach even more Hong Kong citizens than ever with the important message of reducing our waste! 

According to leading global social scientists, by mobilising 5% of Hong Kong’s population in actively reducing the amount of trash they generate and taking a role in cleaning up the city, we would create a paradigm shift and form a social movement with long-lasting behavioral change, getting us closer to a cleaner, greener city. This is why the team at Hong Kong Cleanup is focusing its efforts on increasing local engagement as much as possible. 

During the 2015 Hong Kong Cleanup alone, over 75,000 volunteers collected 4,616,067 kg of trash over 2,447 km of shorelines, country park trails and city streets. This year hope to increase these numbers dramatically need your help! 

Help Hong Kong Cleanup engage 5% (360,000 people) and turn the tide on trash - Registration is now open!

 

This year's goal to mobilise 5% of Hong Kong's population is a vital one for the future of our environment, and we need your help to achieve it! Lead the way and share this important message with your family, friends, colleagues, and classmates in order to help us turn the tide on trash! 

Sign up a team today by clicking on the register button.

We are dealing with a serious trash issue in Hong Kong, and the world. Did you know, for example, that in Hong Kong, every day, we throw away over 16,000 tonnes of trash – including an estimated 1,368,000 disposable plastic bottles, 1,000 tonnes of plastic bags and countless more tonnes of plastic wrapping and packaging. Hong Kong generates 6 million tonnes of trash a year - the weight of 350 blue whales. Clearly, this is not sustainable. Our landfills are full, and we consume and throw away more than our city’s infrastructure and surrounding ecosystems can handle, jeopardizing wildlife, economies, and our own health and safety. It’s time we took responsibility for our actions.

You can make a difference, through action and awareness – why not consider signing up for the Hong Kong Cleanup Challenge?

There are four Challenges to choose from, and you can do as many as you like with your company, organization, or family:

1. City Cleanup Challenge: 
 You do not have to go anywhere special to be part of the Challenge – just sign up and download the toolkit. Cleaning up in our offices, homes and schools will provide an eye-opening experience for many. See how much you can “slim your bin” with easy-to-follow tips and tools!

2. Country Cleanup Challenge: Detrimental amounts of litter and trash can be found in all of our country parks. Hiking trail and country park cleanups educate about littering and its effect on the natural world we all need and enjoy.

3. Coastal Cleanup Challenge: Beach cleanups bring awareness to the vast and vital issue of marine debris, especially disposable plastic. It is a fun, fulfilling day out for any size of group. Register soon – beaches are filling up!

4. Zero Waste Corporate Challenge (NEW!!!!): Following the success of our recent Zero Waste Week, this new challenge aims to assist corporations achieve zero waste goals by providing comprehensive, targeted zero waste solutions and challenging businesses to implement them! Contact us to find out more.

The Hong Kong Cleanup is delighted to invite you to consider opportunities for sponsors, partners, media and NGOs with whom we can join hands for a better future. We need funding, marketing and coordinators to help spread the Cleanup Challenge far and wide. If you, your company, or someone you know might be interested in being part of this meaningful initiative in one of these capacities, we would love to hear from you!

Signing up a team is simple. It's time to get involved.

Want to know more? We want to hear from you! Email us: info@HKcleanup.org