Six chain coffee corporations composed a Green Coffee Union in Hong Kong, that called on consumers to reduce the use of disposable tableware in order to reduce the waste production.
Recently, Hong Kong Environmental Protection Agency invited six chain coffee corporations to form the alliance—Green Coffee Union, through which nearly 300 branches to deliver the message—that is the goal to every citizens to reduce the use of disposable tableware for creating a better living surroundings. The EPA spokesman said, about 300 Union green coffee shops will put on “less abandoned, more treasure,” etc. publicity information, and the staff will remind the customers whether they really needs to pick up disposable tableware. Besides, part of the coffee shops will encourage customers to bring their own reusable cup. Expecting people enjoy a coffee and delicious snacks, in the same time, can reduce waste reduction from different levels.
EPA would like to take this activity to raise public awareness, to get them to change their habits and use of resources with the full support to reduce waste. The participator of agnes b. cafeLPG、Caff HABITU、Pacific Coffee、Pert A Manger Green Coffee Union included Agnes b., Café LPG, Caff HABITU, Hong Kong, McDonald's, Pacific Coffee, Pret A Manger and Starbucks coffee in Hong Kong.
EPA data shows that the daily production is about 18,000 tons of solid waste in Hong Kong. Although half of them can be recycled, there is still about 9,000 tons per day solid waste abandoned in the dumping ground, which will be filled in 10 years.
Date:Aug 11 2010
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