SPEAK UP FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!
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209 SIGNATURES obtained, NEED TO REACH 500 by June 30, 2021
Hongkongers consumed 340 million plastic external packaging for candies in 2019 whereby the amount for the inner individual packaging wasn’t included. The Green Earth pointed out that such plastic packaging is almost impossible to recycle in Hong Kong and they often became trash.
To Ferrero, MARS and Nestle,
MARS, Ferrero and Nestle have dominated the confectionery market in Hong Kong by around 40% in terms of the sales revenue. These international brands promised in 2018 that they will implement a series of plastic reduction measures by 2025. Rather than waste reduction, they committed mainly on recycling, eg. Recyclable or biodegradable packages. But Hong Kong is lacking of the facilities to process such “recyclable or biodegradable” materials, the packages would therefore still be disposed of at landfills.
Only genuine actions will lead us to plastic-free. We need your support by signing this pledge for:
1. Disclosing total number of packages imported to Hong Kong
2. Introducing zero-packaged purchase; and developing non-plastic packaging alternatives
3. For unavoidable packaging materials, bearing the responsibility of recycling them properly
Together we would give greater pressure to pre-packed confectionery brands by telling them that Hongkongers do not welcome plastic packaging waste! Many thanks to your support for the environment.
Click here for more: https://greenearth.org.hk/en/2020/06/20200610/
This petition was started by 綠惜地球 The Green Earth on July 1, 2020, with an end date of June 30, 2021.
The Green Earth was established in Feb 2016. It is a locally registered charitable organization.
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