Know about the Comprehensive Recycling Facilities at Green@Community ❤

“Wow! I can’t believe it! This place takes 8 types of recyclables including styrofoams and fruit packaging?” I went to Green@Sai Ying Pun on First Street with a huge dose of suspicion even though it was recommended by my long-term eco-warrior friend. But this is for real!

Like many, I often wonder whether the materials dropped into the dirty 3 box recycle bins ever really get recycled. But with a network of 22 recycling stores all over Hong Kong, Green@Community, the latest waste reduction initiative by the Government, looks convincing and has a lot of resources behind it.

It is all in one store! Each store has clearly signed bins for paper, metals, plastics (including fruit packaging and food containers), glass bottles, regulated electrical equipment, small electrical appliances, fluorescent lamps and tubes and rechargeable batteries. Decor is bright and clean. Staff are friendly and knowledgable, well able to separate different recyclables. There is drinking water, hand basins and the spacious sitting area even makes me want to hang out there for a while! Next to some stores, workers can be seen sorting the recyclables. I talked to one of the neighbours in Tin Wan. Anthony was literally converted