Free Stuff

Two weeks ago I was half of a duo guest speaking to 100+ year 6 students at a Hong Kong school.  Halfway through the talk one of the boys raised his hand and exclaimed incredulously “Do you know they charge you 50c now for a plastic bag?” I said “I...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

This was my roof top yesterday, 90 pairs of gloves washed and drying after a beach cleanup.  The commonly repeated mantra Reduce Reuse Recycle popped into my head when I took this photograph.  It summed up the event quite nicely.  We Reduced the amount of rubbish that...

Last year, New Year, Next Year

2012 was a pretty important year in Hong Kong for plastic pollution. We had the world’s biggest documented plastic pellet spill occur on our beaches in July which grabbed Hong Kong’s attention and forced the government to face the growing plastic pollution...
Mooncakes & Glowsticks

Mooncakes & Glowsticks

The Mid-Autumn Festival this Sunday is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar and traditionally, family and friends would gather in the evening to celebrate by eating festive fruits and mooncakes.  In Hong Kong a lot of people head to Victoria Park...

Talking plastic & Green Drinks

A fun day with Captain Moore in HK yesterday.  Our first stop was the RTHK radio 3 interview   which went really well.  Lots of discussion on the garbage patch and how plastics effects us all.  The recent plastic pellet spill was also on the agenda. There was only one...