As a member of Bye Bye Plastic Bags Hong Kong, I spent the 7th-16th of January participating in a Zero Waste challenge where I collected all the plastic I used in a 16 ounce mason jar. The objective was to monitor the amount of daily plastic consumed and devise creative ways to limit what goes in - all the while having fun and raising awareness through sharing my progress through Instagram.
Living ‘zero-waste’ or low waste can be challenging, but it can be simplified when you’re surrounded with the right equipment. Although not entirely necessary for lowering your rates of consumption, these items mentioned were (and continue to be) instrumental in supplementing my transition.
It’s Christmas season! And in this day and age, that is pretty much synonymous with material gift-giving season! With our rates of consumption soaring through the roof, this post explores different ways you can transform your festivities to be more sustainable, but just as enjoyable.
One of the most intriguing speakers at the Green Fest was without a doubt the man who used his poop to grow plants: Cesar Jung-Harada. I had the honor of interviewing him for SCMP Young Post, and in the process, gained perspective on his take on environmental issues and what he’s doing to combat them.
Environmental issues are challenging to grapple with, but with current reports indicating that we’re left with 12 years to reverse our damage, it’s crucial that we take action now. Learn about the most effective way to reduce your carbon footprint and how to integrate this into your daily life.
Studies show that meat consumption is the single greatest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and as a result, climate change. Although I try to be inclusive with different methods of activism, one controversial question that has been stuck with me is: are you really an environmental activist if you still consume meat? In this post, I discuss my perspective on this issue.
Taipei is famous for its night markets that sell food ranging from frog legs to tofu. However, many of these stalls sell their snacks in disposable containers that can end up being extremely wasteful. Find out how I managed to enjoy this food without contributing to this waste!
After working at Hong Kong’s first ever zero-waste bulk food grocery store, I was overwhelmed upon entering a regular supermarket. Here, I write about some realizations that I encountered through working in the sustainbility industry and my future plans to reduce waste.