Environmental Petition

Only Genuine Actions Will Lead Us To Plastic-Free. Leading Confectionery Brands Should Act Immediately

246 Signatures Obtained, This Campaign Ended on June 30, 2021

Target: 500


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.

Petition Letter

To MARS, Ferrero 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/

Petition Creator

This petition was started by 綠惜地球 The Green Earth on July 1, 2020, with an end date of June 30, 2021.

現今過度虛耗資源的生活形態,可能給我們短暫滿足,長遠卻帶來環境敗壞。垃圾圍城、氣候變化、健康風險….. 我們真的只追求眼前物欲,不為自己的未來和下一代著想?



The Green Earth was established in Feb 2016. It is a locally registered charitable organization.