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.
  • Plan festive dining with proper portion size and avoid excessive food.
  • Reuse lai-see packets and good-as-new 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.


Environmental Education and Awareness in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Waste Reduction Website

Food Wise Hong Kong  

Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC)

Online TV Announcement of Public Interests


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