Green Tips for Festivals


Holiday is a period for gatherings with relatives and friends, and occasions for giving and receiving gifts.  We may be unaware of the significant amount of waste that is generated during holidays.  Some useful tips are given below to help reduce waste during holidays.

  • Take no more new bank notes and lai-see packets than necessary.
  • Bring your own bags to reduce consumption of plastic shopping bags.  
  • Adopt simple packaging and minimize gift wrapping to avoid wastage of resources.
  • Choose more durable products.  Think twice before shopping to avoid purchasing unnecessary items and cause wastage.
  • Send electronic greeting messages instead of paper greeting cards as the former can deliver the same message with less resource.
  • Use reusable tableware during gatherings and parties and avoid excessive food.
  • Reuse lai-see packets and bank notes for lai-see.
  • Store holiday decorations, such as plastic Christmas trees and ornaments for reuse in the following year.  Good quality decorations could be reused many times.
  • Donate unwanted gifts to needies through charitable organizations.
  • Separate all recyclable materials, such as metals, plastics, waste paper and other recyclables from waste stream and put them in recycling bins to facilitate recycling.



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(video in Chinese version only)

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Maintenance of CD-ROM drive

Reuse of speakers

Choosing proper RAM

Reuse of harddisk

Better utilization of Memory




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Highlights – Strength in Numbers

Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC)

Environmental Protection Festival and Environmental Awareness Campaign Activities

Online TV Announcement of Public Interests

Road Show on Waste Reduction 

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