In celebration of Earth Day. let us take the time to join millions around the world to think about what we can do to protect the environment for ourselves and for generations to come. In Hong Kong, the government is celebrating Earth Day by implementing a ban on some single-use plastic items to reduce plastic waste and create a more healthy environment for us to live in. The government is doing their part, here are some ideas of what you can do.

  • Organise a second-hand swap/sale at school to reduce waste. You can swap/sell clothes, books, lunch boxes, reusable drinks bottles, card games, unused stationery and a lot more. If you raise funds you can donate them to a charity of your choice.
  • Donate spare reusable drink bottles to a charity or group in need. There are always lots of bottles in the lost & found.
  • Host an upcycling event during lunch. For example, turn t-shirts that can’t be worn into bags.
  • Have a waste-free bake sale or make homemade juice and sell it in reusable bottles.
  • Campaign to remove single-use cups from your school.
  • Campaign to remove single-use water bottles from vending machines and canteens at school and/or sports clubs.
  • Campaign to replace plastic water bottle dispensers with filtered water refill stations.
  • Take a fun quiz to find out how much you know about plastic pollution.
  • Organise to screen a film in school. Make it a waste-free event. Here are some suggestions: The Story of Plastic and The Plastic Ocean. To understand more about the problem of plastic in the fashion industry, we recommend The True Cost and Refashioned. Make it a waste-free event.
  • Participate in a citizen science activity – organise a fun and educational Nurdle Hunt.

Earth day is just the start! Live a plastic-free life throughout the year. We would love to see pictures of how you choose to celebrate Earth Day. Share the actions you have taken on social media and tag us @Plasticfreeseas.

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  • Try not to buy anything you don’t really NEED for one week.
  • Bake cookies or cupcakes for your snack instead of bringing packaged snacks.
  • Assemble a kit of a reusable lunchbox, cup and utensils by shopping in your own kitchen. For free!