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Announcement in the Public Interest (API) for Public Engagement on Control of Single-use Plastics

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Big Waster: Do you really need to use single-use plastic party items for celebrations?
Big Waster: Go plastic-free!
Big Waster: There’s no need for excessive plastic wrapping
Big Waster: Bring your own bag when you go shopping!
Big Waster: Make a good habit of going plastic-free at source
What and when to reduce? By how much?
Super: Public Engagement on Control of Single-use Plastics
Views Collection Period until 29.12.2021
www.susdev.org.hk
Big Waster: Share your views on the website
of the Public Engagement on Control of Single-use Plastics
at susdev.org.hk on or before December 29
Super: Avoid Using Single-use Plastics
[Logo of Council for Sustainable Development]

Announcement in the Public Interest for Public Engagement on Control of Single-use Plastics (Web accessible version)

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Description

Opening scene shows a family having a birthday party in hotel room full of plastic festival decorations balloons, umbrellas in plastic umbrella bags, disposable plastic tableware.
All family members are wearing party hats and the children are holding inflatable cheer stick

Next shot shows the Big Waster appearing as a superhero and he tells the story in a comic style in 4 frames
Firstly, Big Waster is pointing at the balloon decorations
Secondly, the children with party hats are playing with inflatable cheer sticks
Thirdly, there are used party poppers and colour papers on the tables
Finally, there is a close up shot of disposable plastic tableware
Big Waster says:

Big Waster: Do you really need to use single-use plastic party items for celebrations?
Description

Next shot is a close up shot of the disposable toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrush and comb in the toilet

Next shot shows the mother is holding those disposable toiletries including, showering product in small bottles, toothbrush, toothpaste and comb
The Big Waster appears immediately and out his long arm to stop mom
Big Waster says:

Big Waster: Go plastic-free!
Description Next shot shows Big Waster standing behind a young man who is unpacking his parcel wrapped with multiple layers of plastic wrap and bubble wrap at home
Big Waster says:
Big Waster: There’s no need for excessive plastic wrapping
Description Next shot shows Big Waster flying from a supermarket’s freezer section to the fresh fruit zone to tell the old woman
not to take flat-top bags for the packaged fruits
Big Waster says:
Big Waster: Bring your own bag when you go shopping!
Description Next shot shows Big Waster flying to the roof to announce the message
Big Waster says:
Big Waster: Make a good habit of going plastic-free at source
What and when to reduce? By how much?
Description Next shot shows Big Waster standing in front of the billboard with the Victoria Harbour Skyline to announce the message
The Super:
Public Engagement on Control of Single-use Plastics
Views Collection Period until 29.12.2021
www.susdev.org.hk
Big Waster says:
Big Waster: Share your views on the website
the Public Engagement on Control of Single-use Plastics at susdev.org.hk
Description End frame shows Big Waster flying in the blue sky with sea and hill
The super changes to:
Avoid using single-use plastics!
And the logo of “Council for Sustainable Development”
Big Waster says:
Big Waster: on or before December 29
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MVO:

Plastic bags, decorations, delivery packaging …

They're all single-use plastic products!

Indiscriminate use of single-use plastics is wasteful and would pollute our environment.

Avoid using single-use plastics and make a good habit of going plastic-free at source!

What and when to reduce? By how much?

Share your views on the website of the Public Engagement on Control of Single-use Plastics at susdev.org.hk on or before December 29

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RTHK - “Letter to Hong Kong” on Control of Single-use Plastics (7 May 2022)

Professor Jonathan Wong, Chairman of Strategy Sub-committee of Council for Sustainable Development

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芷翎:

一眨眼妳已離家到墨爾本大學入讀醫科快四個月,澳洲已踏入秋季,天氣轉涼,要好好保重身體。由於疫情關係,今個寒假你巳經決定留在墨爾本,我們一家人要等一段時間才能相聚。幸好現今科技發達,我們還可以不同時間在網上會面,這亦是一項時尚的低碳聚會模式。

還記得爸爸在去年九月提過的「管制即棄塑膠」公眾參與嗎?在多方面的努力下,公眾參與已順利完成。可持續發展委員會亦已在今年四月中向政府提交有關的24項建議。一如既往,是次公眾參與採取由下而上及持份者為本的模式,提供平台以廣泛地收集公眾意見,從而探討如何逐步減少使用非必要和難以回收的即棄塑膠製品。「過度使用即棄塑膠」其實是國際一個重要的課題,在三月初聯合國環境大會上,包括中國在內來自175個國家的代表一致通過一項歷史性決議,旨在結束塑料污染,並為在2024年前訂立具有法律約束力的國際協議鋪路。所以委員會這次提出的建議非常合時,讓政府可以及時採取行動,減少廢棄塑膠產生。

政府去年已就「塑膠飲料容器生產者責任計劃」及「管制即棄膠餐具」進行公眾諮詢,涵蓋兩大類棄置於堆填區的廢塑膠。這次進行的「管制即棄塑膠」公眾參與可說是全面減少廢塑膠三部曲的最後一章,同時間亦有助香港邁向2050年前實現碳中和的目標。

雖然這次公眾參與在疫情下進行,但是反應也算不錯。委員會總共舉辦了35場公眾互動活動,包括進行三場會堂論壇,諮詢相關諮詢組織和不同的持份者,會面了2 600人。委員會亦收到超過9 400份意見收集表格和60份個人、團體和公司提交的意見書。

青少年是未來的社會棟樑,聽取他們的意見是十分重要的。除了大學,委員會亦到訪了中學,透過以「減少使用塑膠」為主題的話劇表演、簡報和問答環節教育他們,並收集他們的意見。我們更邀請參與今次活動的學生把學習到的資訊,與他們的家長和朋友分享,讓更多人認識減少使用塑膠的重要性。另外,因應香港人口老化,我們亦首次為長者舉辦活動,了解他們對議題的想法,「老友記」的反應亦十分熱烈。透過加強宣傳,我們期望長者成為「環保生力軍」,為下一代樹立榜樣。

綜合公眾參與收集到的意見,委員會在五個主要範疇提出24項建議,分別是:訂定管制即棄塑膠優次的一般原則、新的管制措施、優化塑膠購物袋收費計劃、宣傳和公眾教育,以及綠色商品。主要建議包括:禁止銷售已有合適替代品或非必要的即棄塑膠製品,例如於零售點出售的即棄塑膠餐具;禁止免費派發若干即棄塑膠製品,例如雨傘袋;制定減少使用即棄塑膠包裝,包括發泡膠的措施;優化現行塑膠購物袋收費計劃,收緊計劃的豁免範圍和上調收費水平;以及支持研發塑膠替代品的研究基金。

政府在收到委員會的報告書後,已經在四月二十五日的立法會環境事務委員會作進一步交代和回應,並在會上提出了相關建議,例如優化現行的塑膠購物袋收費計劃,包括建議收緊豁免範圍及把收費由現時的五角提升至一元。另外,政府亦正着手準備一項修訂條例草案,以管制多種有合適替代品或非必要的即棄塑膠產品,如塑膠棉花棒、雨傘袋,以及一些常見的即棄塑膠產品,例如枱布及氣珠膠膜包裝,即俗稱泡泡紙或bubble wrap。我十分高興立法會議員普遍支持政府提出的建議,期望政府日後在立法會提出更進取的建議落實框架時,議員及社會各界亦會鼎力支持。

我記得曾聽妳說過,選擇修讀醫科的主要原因是那份使命感,可以醫治病人,再推而廣之,在整個社會推廣健康生活文化。古語有云:「上醫醫國,中醫醫人,下醫醫病」。細想起來,這正正與可持續發展委員會推動政府、社會、工商各界及市民合作的理念不謀而合。為了有效管制即棄塑膠,大家必須攜手協力,主動地把「向即棄塑膠製品說不」的文化植根於社會。商界亦可以透過營商方式的轉變,推動減少使用即棄塑膠產品和重用產品。即使在有關的新管制法例生效前,我們也鼓勵商界提早實行綠色營商手法,消費者亦可在得到相關資訊後,要求使用更少的包裝或更可持續的包裝,以盡量減少對環境的影響,務求推動整個社會盡早開始減少使用即棄塑膠製品,保護地球寶貴的生態環境。

芷翎妳和姊姊一向支持環保,並身體力行。堅持回收廢棄物品一定要放在回收桶,不可放在垃圾桶,在超市購物時要自備購物袋。希望妳可以實行更多減少使用塑膠的生活習慣,並感染妳的朋友和同學。只要市民大眾齊心協力改變即棄文化,摒棄即棄塑膠,地球的生態環境才得以永續。

同樣地透過大家同心協力,疫情亦可望受控,在不久的將來我們可以一家團圓。

祝學業進步

爸爸
2022年5月7日

Presentation on Public Engagement on Control of Single-use Plastics

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Welcome to attend the presentation on Public Engagement on Control of Single-use Plastics.

Today, we will briefly introduce the content of Public Engagement Document on Control of Single-use Plastics, aiming to provide members of the public with information on the subject of single-use plastics to initiate the discussion and provide views on relevant issues.

Details of the Public Engagement Document could be downloaded through the QR code as shown on the screen.

As plastics are light, durable and inexpensive, they are commonly used in our daily lives.

However, they can persist in the environment for hundreds of years, affecting our ecosystems, endangering animal lives and also threatening human health.

Single-use plastics are particularly harmful to the environment as these products are meant to be used only once or for a limited number of times and are usually disposed of right after use.

In addition, they are usually made from low-value and hard-to-recycle plastics, which make them difficult to be recycled. They are usually disposed of at landfills right after use.

There are different types of single-use plastics. Regarding the captioned Public Engagement, we will focus on six types of single-use plastics, including (1) local product packaging, (2) toiletries distributed by hotels, (3) local retail packaging, (4) festival and celebration products, (5) local packaging for logistics and online shopping, and (6) shopping bags.

As mentioned before, single-use plastics are usually made from low-value and hard-to-recycle plastics, which make them difficult to be recycled. They are usually disposed of at landfills right after use.

Currently there are three strategic landfills in Hong Kong. However, existing capacities of our landfills would be exhausted progressively.

As a result, we need to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics with a view to building a better environment.

Recently, the Government has been promoting a plastic-free culture and enhancing recycling measures on all fronts.

The Government started management of single-use plastics since 2009, including Plastic Shopping Bag (PSB) Charging Scheme, launching of Recycling Fund and reduce the use of single-use plastic in government premises and events.

It put forth proposals and consulted the public on the “Producer Responsibility Scheme on Plastic Beverage Containers” and “Regulation of Disposable Plastic Tableware” earlier in February and July this year, respectively.

However, a comprehensive plastic strategy would cover much more than that.

The present public engagement aims to complete the puzzle by allowing the public and different sectors of society to take part in mapping out the control of single-use plastics together on non-essential and hard-to-recycle single-use plastic items, and provide views on "what to reduce, by how much, when to reduce and how to reduce".

Meanwhile, members of the public may also explore ways to go green from consumer angle with a view to revolutionising the market regarding degree of public acceptance and choosing which “greener” products.

There are mainly three types of control measures:

  1. To ban or restrict the use / the sale of certain single-use plastic products.
  2. Regulatory measures: Charging, Producer responsibility scheme and limit the use of virgin plastic as raw material of certain product.
  3. Voluntary measures: through voluntary scheme and campaigns to enhance public education, promotion and recycling.

You should now have some basic understanding on “Public Engagement on Control of Single-use Plastics”, we hope that you could provide your valuable views on the following seven questions:


Question 1: How concerned are you about each of the following issues with single-use plastics?

  1. Single-use plastics are littered in the natural environment, which causes pollution and harm to wildlife
  2. Use of single-use plastics increases carbon footprint and poses climate change hazard
  3. Single-use plastics are difficult to recycle and take up valuable landfill space
  4. The society's over-reliance on single-use plastics promotes a wasteful culture

Question 2: What types of product should be put under control?

For those single-use plastics should be controlled, should actions be taken in short-term (within 3 years) or medium-term (3 – 5 years)?

What should be the approach for controlling them?
Of course, more than one approach could be selected.
Plastic Shopping Bag (PSB) Charging Scheme has been launched for over 10 years and the charging rate is still at a minimum of HK$0.5 with some exemptions.
While looking around the globe, e.g. Macao, the charging level is around HK$1 since 2019.

Do you think that we should enhance the existing measure – PSB Charging Scheme?


Question 3:

  1. Do you agree that the current exemption for PSB carrying frozen/ chilled foodstuff in airtight packaging can be removed?
  2. Do you agree that foodstuff already fully wrapped by non-airtight packaging should not be provided with free PSB?
  3. Do you agree only ONE PSB should be exempted for carrying foodstuff not fully wrapped by any packaging (e.g. bread sold at bakeries, fruits sold at wet market)?
  4. What is the minimum charging level that can discourage you from using a PSB (HKD)?

Question 4: Do you agree that, if more information on the recyclability and percentage of recycled content of a single-use plastic product is provided by the manufacturer, it would be helpful for consumers to make an informed purchase decision?


Question 5: Do you agree there is a need to develop a platform for sharing information on plastic alternatives among different stakeholders (including businesses, material suppliers and consumers)?


Question 6: When there are different brands available for the same type of merchandise. Which of the following green considerations would affect your choice?

  1. Whether the product can be re-used
  2. Whether “green material” is used
  3. The brand’s “corporate environmental responsibility”
  4. Whether the product is not over-packaged

Last Question (Question 7): One of the reasons that plastics are so commonly used is their comparatively cheap price. Replacing plastics by non-plastic / reusable alternatives may drive up the costs of the products.

To reduce the use of single-use plastics, are you willing to pay more?

If yes, how much are you willing to pay for the same product made from non-plastic / reusable alternatives?

This is the end of the presentation, thanks again for attending the presentation on “Public Engagement on Control of Single-use Plastics”.

You may submit the filled Views Collection Form through the QR code or link as shown on the screen.

Welcome to give your views on the implementation of the "Control of Single-use Plastics" on or before 29 December 2021.

All-round series of Go Plastic-Free – Carbon [email protected]

Plastic-Free Challenges – Carbon [email protected]

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Big Waster: Hello Alex! We've prepared a mission for you today.
Alex Fong: Let me take a look. (Read the mission card from Big Waster) “You have to do the plastic-free shopping today and show people how to reduce the use of plastics in daily life. Practice a low-carbon lifestyle and support carbon neutrality!“
Alex Fong: That’s easy! I bought a bread with my own container this morning. Then you don’t need any plastic bags and the bread can be kept better! This challenge is simple, I always use my own shopping bag and say ‘no’ to plastic bags! Follow me and let’s go!
Alex Fong: There are many ways to go plastic-free in supermarket. I decide to buy a fresh steak today, the steak is not wrapped here, you can just put it into your own container direct. (Alex received his container with the steak inside.) Thank you.
Alex Fong: (Buy the milk and ice-cream with paper packaging.) Okay! Here comes the milk and ice-cream.
Alex Fong: That’s all, let’s pay. (Cashier intends to pack the frozen food with a plastic bag.)
Alex Fong: No plastic bags please, thank you. I have brought my own cooler bag, no need to use plastic bags and the temperature of frozen food can be kept better.
Cashier: Thank you for being eco-friendly.
Alex Fong: Thank you. What’s your tips of being plastic-free in the supermarket?
Alex Fong: Hey, I have to buy daily necessities after buying food. Try to buy daily necessities in these package-free shops, you can buy the exact amount you need, reduce wastes and be eco-friendly at the same time!
Alex Fong: I have brought a bottle to buy the refillable shampoo so I can use less plastics.
Alex Fong: See, there are so many package-free items!
Alex Fong: Being eco-friendly is simple, you can also do so. Let’s take the Plastic-free Challenge together. After completing this mission, please post your photos or video clips and share your plastic-free shopping tips with us. Remember to use #PlasticFreeChallenge, like our Facebook page and then you may win a set of Big Waster Tableware with my autograph on it. Let’s stop using the single-use plastics, use the reusable alternatives instead. Support the Control of Single-use Plastics and help Hong Kong achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
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Plastic-Free Challenges – Carbon [email protected] (Web accessible version)

Description

The opening scene is a close-up shot of Big Waster. A super “Plastic-free Challenges - Support Carbon Neutrality” appears in the middle of the screen.

Next shot shows Big Waster holding a mission card and meets Alex Fong at a shopping mall entrance. Big Waster says:

Big Waster VO:

Hello Alex! We've prepared a mission for you today.

Description

Next shot shows Alex carrying an eco-friendly shopping bag. He gets the mission card from Big Waster and reads it. A super “Plastic-free shopping for a day” appears in the lower part of the screen. Alex says:

Alex Fong VO:

Let me have a look. “You have to do the plastic-free shopping today and show people how to reduce the use of plastics in daily life. Practise a low-carbon lifestyle and support carbon neutrality.”

Description

Next shot shows Alex putting the mission card in his shopping bag. Alex says:

Alex Fong VO:

That’s easy! I am already doing so.

Description

Next shot shows Alex taking out a food container from the shopping bag. He shows Big Waster that there is bread inside the container. He then puts it back in the bag. Alex says:

Alex Fong VO:

I bought the bread with my own container this morning, then I don’t need the plastic bags. This challenge is simple.

Description

Next shot shows Alex standing next to Big Waster and facing the camera. A super “LET’S GO!” appears on the screen. Alex says:

Alex Fong VO:

I always use my own shopping bag and food containers. Go shopping with me. Let’s go!

Description

Next shot shows Alex walking into a supermarket.

Next shot shows the fresh meat section of a supermarket, displaying different types of fresh meat. A super “Supermarket” appears on the upper left corner of the screen.

Alex carries a shopping basket and looks at the fresh meat counter. Alex says:

Alex Fong VO:

That’s so beautiful. Let me choose the sirloin steak.

Description

Next shot shows Alex takes out a food container he prepared and gives it to the staff for packing. Alex says:

Alex Fong VO:

Please give me this steak. Thank you. You can go plastic-free in the supermarket. You can bring your own food container just like me. Thank you.

Description

Next shot shows Alex continuing shopping in the supermarket and walking down different aisles in the supermarket. Alex says:

Alex Fong VO:

I’m so happy as you can buy lots of things in the supermarket.

Description

In the next shot, Alex keeps on walking. He suddenly thinks of something. Alex says:

Alex Fong VO:

What do I still need to buy?

Description

In the next shot, Alex realises what he has forgotten to buy. He walks to the freezer and gets the ice-cream. Then, he goes to the dairy product section and grabs a carton of milk and puts it in his basket. Alex says:

Alex Fong VO:

Ice-cream and milk. That’s all. Let’s pay.

Description

Next scene shows Alex at the cashier. The cashier gives Alex a plastic bag. Alex refuses, then takes out a cooling bag and gives it to the cashier. Alex says:

Alex Fong VO:

No plastic bags, please. I’ve brought a cooling bag. Thank you.

Description

In the next shot, Alex faces the camera and explains to the audience:

Alex Fong VO:

There’s no need to use plastic bags. The temperature and condition of the food can be kept better.

Description

In the next shot, the cashier hands the cooling bag back to Alex. Below are their conversations:

Cashier

Thank you for being eco-friendly.

Alex Fong VO:

Thank you.

Description

Next shot shows Alex facing the camera again and asks:

Alex Fong VO:

What are your tips for being plastic-free in the supermarket?

Description

In the next scene, Alex leaves the supermarket and is walking down the street. He walks into a package-free grocery store. Super: Reduce waste and be eco-friendly. Alex says:

Alex Fong VO:

I have to buy daily necessities after buying food. Try to buy daily necessities in these green shops. You can buy the exact amount you need. Reduce waste and be eco-friendly at the same time.

Description

The next scene shows different eco-friendly products and food on the shelves. A super “Eco-friendly store” appears on the top left corner.

In the next shot, Alex takes out an empty bottle from his eco-friendly shopping bag and refills it with shampoo. Alex says:

Alex Fong VO:

I have brought a bottle to buy this refillable shampoo and use less plastics.

Description

In the next shot, Alex comes to a column with food that is not pre-packaged.

Alex Fong VO:

See! There are so many package-free goods.

Description

The next scene shows Alex paying for the shampoo at the cashier. He faces the camera. A super “Being eco-friendly is simple.” He says:

Alex Fong VO:

Being eco-friendly is simple. Let’s take the Plastic-free Challenge together. Thank you.

Description

The next shot shows Alex taking photos of the products in the store. He encourages everyone to participate in this challenge. An image of a mobile phone showing Alex’s selfie with the green products appears on the bottom left corner of the screen. Then the below set of super appears respectively:

(1) Share your tips on plastic-free shopping in the comment section

(2) Hashtag #PlasticFreeChallenge

(3) Tag Big Waster on Facebook

Alex says:

Alex Fong VO:

After completing the mission, please post your photos or video clips and share your plastic-free shopping tips with us. Remember to use #PlasticFreeChallenge and like our Facebook page.

Description

The next shot shows Alex holding a set of Big Waster tableware with his autograph on it. A super “Achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 for Hong Kong”.

Alex Fong VO:

Then you may win a set of Big Waster Tableware with my autograph on it. Let’s stop using the single-use plastics, use the reusable alternatives instead. Support the Control of Single-use Plastics and help Hong Kong achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

Description

End frame shows the logos of Council for Sustainable Development and [email protected]


Plastic-Free Party – Carbon [email protected]

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Girl: Let’s think about what to eat, we can order delicious food from an eco-friendly caterer!
Boy A: Agreed. We can look for a caterer which provides reusable tableware.
Boy B: We can also bring our own containers to the restaurant before ordering. Use less plastic containers and single-use tableware.
Girl: Let me see, actually, we can cook by ourselves. Cook the right portions and this is the best way to be healthy and not wasteful.
Boy A: Great! Let’s prepare our Christmas feast together.
Girl: We only talked about food last time, let’s discuss how to decorate our Christmas party, we will need some festive vibes.
Boy A: Then Christmas tree is a must.
Girl: We have thrown away last year’s Christmas tree, it was such a waste.
Boy A: Perhaps we should see if there are any other eco-friendly decorations and we could have a green Christmas!
Boy B: Can we have some balloons? That looks festive!
Girl: We’re going to hold a green Christmas party, right? Balloons? Are you kidding?
Boy B: What? What’s wrong with the balloons?
Boy A: Balloon is a no-no, we are talking about being eco-friendly now, balloons are also kind of single-use plastics.
Girl: Let’s think about other replacements for decorations!
Boy A: How about we make by ourselves with recycled paper and eco-friendly paint, or paint on a chalk wall, this could also be festive.
Girl: Also, no need to wrap our gifts with wrapping. Reduce waste at source and have a green Christmas!
Boy B: No matter what parties you are going to have, remember to be plastic-free! Avoid using single-use plastics and use reusable alternatives instead. Control single-use plastics as soon as possible and help Hong Kong achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
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Plastic-Free Party – Carbon [email protected] (Web accessible version)

Description

The opening scene a super "Plastic-free Challenges - Support Carbon Neutrality" appears in the middle of the screen.

Next shot shows a living room, two friends sitting on the sofa, a girl walking over and sitting between two friends with a glass of water, discussing the upcoming party. The girl says:

Girl VO

Let’s think about what to eat, we can order delicious food from an eco-friendly caterer.

Description

Next shot goes to Friend A on the left of the girl. Friends A looks like he is thinking about something, then says:

Next shot shows reusable cutlery in a speech bubble appearing while Friend A is talking

Friend A VO

Agreed. We can look for a caterer which provides reusable tableware.

Description

Next shot goes to the girl and Friend B. Friend B then says:

Next shot shows a reusable lunch box in a speech bubble appearing while Friend B is talking

Friend B VO

We can also bring our own containers to the restaurant before ordering. Use less plastic containers and single-use tableware.

Description

Next shot shows the girl in the middle. The girl then says:

Next shot returns to Friend A, who is listening intently to the girl, while an image of food tumbling in a pan in a speech bubble appears in the bottom right corner of the screen. 

Girl VO

Let me see, actually, we can cook by ourselves. Cook the right portions and this is the best way to be healthy and not wasteful.

Description

Next shot shows all three characters appearing at the same time. The girl turns to Friend B and continues to say:

Girl VO

and this is the best way to be healthy and not wasteful.

Description

Next shot moves from the girl to Friend A. Friend A then responds:

Friend A VO

Great! Let’s prepare our Christmas feast together.

Description

Next shot shows a dining room table where the girl and Friend B are sitting on the same side, and Friend A is sitting opposite them. Each with a glass of water on the table, continuing the discussion about the Christmas party.

Girl VO

We only talked about food last time. Let’s discuss how to decorate our Christmas party, we will need some festive vibes.

Description

Next shot turns to Friend A that sitting opposite the girl. He suggests:

Next shot shows he shakes his head while speaking and raising his forefinger. A Christmas tree in a speech bubble appears in the middle of the screen.

Friend A VO

Then Christmas tree is a must.

 

Next shot shows the girl and Friend B sitting side by side opposite Friend A. The girl says:

Girl VO

We have thrown away last year’s Christmas tree, it was such a waste.

Description

Next shot pulls back, and three characters appear on the screen at the same time. Friend A suggests:

Friend A VO

Perhaps we should see if there are any other eco-friendly decorations, and we could have a green Christmas!

Description

Next shot turns to Friend B. He looks up at the camera from the bottom and asks:

Friend B VO

Can we have some balloons? That looks festive!

Description

Next shot pulls back, and three characters appear on the screen at the same time, but Friend A is sitting back to the camera. Then the girl says to Friend B:

Girl VO

We’re going to hold a green Christmas party, right? Balloons? Are you kidding?

Friend B VO

What? What’s wrong with the balloons?

Description

Next shot turns to Friend A and he says:

Next shot shows Friend A is answering the question of Friend B. At the same time, a bubble appears on the left side of the screen, showing two Christmas decorations, Santa Claus and Christmas wreath.

Friend A VO

Balloon is a no-no, we are talking about being eco-friendly now.

Description

Next shot pulls back and turns from Friend A to the girl and Friend B. Friend A continues to say:

Next shot turns back to Friend A. As he talks, a sugar "Disposable plastic" appears on the left side of the screen.

Friend A VO

Balloons are also kind of single-use plastics.

Description

Next shot turns to the girl and Friend B. The girl faces Friend B and says:

Friend B VO

Let’s think about other replacements for decorations!

Description

Next shot pulls back and three characters appear on the screen at the same time. Friend A suggests:

Friend A VO

How about we make by ourselves with recycled paper and eco-friendly paint

Next shot shows two bubbles appearing on the left side of the screen, the upper one has eco-friendly pigments, and the bottom one has recycled paper in a green box.

Friend A says:

Friend A VO

Or paint on a chalk wall

Description

On the left side of the screen, a whiteboard with a Christmas tree, the words "Merry Christmas", "Wish You" and "Joy Peace" painted on it. A person, wearing a Christmas hat, holding a purple marker drawing a star on the whiteboard.

Friend A says:

Friend A VO

This could also be festive!

Description

Next shot pulls back, and three characters appear on the screen at the same time. Then the girl says:

Girl VO

Also, no need to wrap our gifts with wrapping. Reduce waste at source and have a green Christmas!

Description

Next shot turns to the girl and Friend A with their backs to the camera. The girl is holding a pen and drawing on a whiteboard. Friend A looks at her on the side.

Next shot shows a top-down shot of the girl drawing.

Next shot turns to friend B hanging up decorations made from disposable plastic.

Next shot turns to the girl and Friend B admiring the decoration, then to the three of them playing a game during the party.

Friend B says:

Friend B VO

No matter what parties you are going to have, remember to be plastic free!

Description

Next shot turns to the three of them wearing Christmas hats or headdresses, cooking their own dinner at the party, all with smiles on their faces and food in their hands.

Friend B says:

Friend B VO

Avoid using single-use plastics and use reusable alternatives instead.

Description

Next shot shows Friend B standing on the right side of the screen, with a blurred background of two friends eating at the party.

Friend B says:

Friend B VO

Control single-use plastics as soon as possible and help Hong Kong achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

Description

Next shot shows a super "Achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 for Hong Kong" appears on the left side of the screen.

Next shot shows the logos of Council for Sustainable Development and [email protected]


Plastic-Free Office – Carbon [email protected]

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Boy: Let me tell you, my colleagues use a lot of single-use plastics every day. You can’t believe it, right? Let me show you, let’s go!
Boy: It’s raining outside. No plastic umbrella bags? Use the umbrella dryer or reusable umbrella bags instead. It is so wasteful to use and throw away those single-use plastic umbrella bags.
Boy: (His colleague is unwrapping his breakfast.) They buy the takeaway breakfast to office every morning and use many plastic tableware. Good morning, how come you guys are eating breakfast without me?
Colleague A: We have already ordered for you. Steak, scrambled eggs, low-sugar iced milk tea, no plastic straws and tablewares.
Boy: I don’t use plastic tableware, but look at you guys! Single-use plastics all over the table. No matter they are used or not, they would be thrown away and that is absolutely not eco-friendly. Also, though their desks look ordinary, if you take a look closer, you will see this, this, this and that (showing plastic knives, forks, cups and food containers), which are all the single-use plastics. Come on! Are you kidding me?
Boy: (Enter to another room) Anything I can help?
Colleague B: Yes, I am wrapping this parcel. Could you help me get some bubble wrap and plastic tape? All used up.
Boy: Come on, I have taught you last time. You can use the waste corrugated paper as filling material to replace bubble wrap, you are so forgetful.
Boy: In the office, we should remember to avoid using single-use plastics, use reusable alternatives instead. Control single-use plastics as soon as possible and help Hong Kong achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
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Plastic-Free Office – Carbon [email protected] (Web accessible version)

Description

The opening scene a super "Plastic-free Challenges - Support Carbon Neutrality" appears in the middle of the screen.

Next shot shows Colleague A appears in the middle of the screen with the entrance of the company in the background, facing the camera and says:

Colleague A VO

Let me tell you, my colleagues use a lot of single-use plastics every day

Description

Two super "single-use plastics" appear on both sides of the screen.

Colleague A continues to explain to the camera:

Colleague A VO

You can’t believe it, right? Let’s go!

Description

Next shot uses a fast-forward effect, Colleague A walks through the corridor and enters his workplace, facing the camera and says

Colleague A VO

It’s raining outside, no plastic umbrella bags?

Description

Next shot shows Colleague A keeps on talking, and an umbrella dryer appears in a speech bubble.

Colleague A continues to explain to the camera:

Colleague A VO

Use the umbrella dryer or reusable umbrella bags instead

Description

Next shot shows Colleague A keeps on talking while putting the umbrella into a reusable umbrella bag.

Colleague A continues to explain to the camera:

Colleague A VO

It is so wasteful to use and throw away those single-use plastic umbrella bags

Description

Next shot uses a fast-forward effect. Colleague A walks through the pantry, and behind him, Colleague B is making coffee in the pantry. He continues to face the camera and says:

Colleague A VO

They buy the takeaway breakfast to office every morning and use many plastic tableware

Description

Next shot shows Colleague A walking to the pantry and talking to Colleague B

Colleague A VO

Good morning. How come you guys are eating breakfast without me?

Colleague B VO

We have already ordered for you

Description

Next shot shows breakfast such as steak, scrambled eggs, broccoli, etc. Two bubbles show no plastic straws icon and no plastic cutlery icon appears on the breakfast food box.

Colleague A narrates:

Colleague B VO

Steak, scrambled eggs, low-sugar iced milk tea, and no plastic straws and tableware, please!

Description

Next shot shows Colleague A putting his umbrella on the desks and seems a bit discouraged. He continues to say:

Colleague A VO

I don’t use plastic tableware, but look at you guys! Single-use plastics all over the table. No matter if they are used or not, they would be thrown away and that is absolutely not eco-friendly!

Description

Next shot shows a close-up of takeaway plastic lunch boxes, plastic forks, plastic knives, and plastic bags one by one.

Next shot shows the screen of Colleague A's desk. He looks at his colleagues' desk nearby and continues to say.

Colleague A VO

Also, though their desks look ordinary, if you take a look closer, you will see this, this, this and that, which are all single-use plastics.

Description

Next shot shows Colleague A picking up the disposable plastic cutlery, disposable snack packing, disposable plastic cups, plastic bags, and takeaway boxes from the table.

Next shot shows Colleague A faces the camera and asks

At the same time, a super "Come on! Are you kidding me?" appears on the left side of the screen.

Colleague A VO

Come on! Are you kidding me?

Description

Next shot shows Colleague A walking to the meeting room and opening the doorway. Colleague C is sitting inside and wrapping the parcel with bubble wrap, with a tape holder on the table. Colleague A then enters the meeting room.

Next shot shows Colleague C is sitting opposite Colleague A, and Colleague C is sitting back to the camera. Colleague A asks Colleague C.

Colleague A VO

Anything I can help?

Colleague C VO

Yes, I am wrapping this parcel.

Could you help me get some bubble wrap and plastic tape? They’re all used up

Description

Next shot shows Colleague A is watching Colleague C packing the package. Colleague A then continues to say.

At the same time, two bubbles with waste corrugated paper appear on the right of the screen.

Colleague A VO

Come on, I have taught you last time. You can use the waste corrugated paper as filling material to replace bubble wrap. You are so forgetful.

Description

Next shot shows Colleague C making an apologetic gesture. Colleague A leaves the meeting room and walks to the office with colleagues working behind. Colleague A faces the camera and says

Colleague A VO

In the office, we should remember to avoid using single-use plastics, use reusable alternatives instead.

Control single-use plastics as soon as possible and help Hong Kong achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050

Description

Next shot shows a super "Achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 for Hong Kong" appears on the right side of the screen.

Next shot shows the logos of Council for Sustainable Development and [email protected]


Plastic-Free Shopping – Carbon [email protected]

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Joanlin: Let’s go grocery shopping together, we bring a bucket to go shopping. Most importantly, we won’t be using any plastic bags. Come to join us.
Joanlin: I don't need the plastic bag. Just put it inside, it can save at least six plastic bags. Put the wettest on the bottom and the dried food on the top. For example - vegetables. Separate the foodstuff with lids or you can use a plate or anything.
Corrin: How about the dried goods?
Joanlin: We have prepared some food containers because I don’t want to mix them with the wet goods. Boss, how many plastic bags do you usually need?
Boss: Ten plastic bags...
Joanlin: We should treat her better, right? Thank you Boss, Goodbye.
Joanlin: We have a good time today because we didn’t use any plastic bags. It is very delighting, we used only two buckets and some food containers. We saved on 15 plastic bags for this dinner.
Corrin: Using this bucket, I think at least (saved on) 20 plastic bags. What a great success!
Joanlin: Good job and well done.
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Plastic-Free Shopping – Carbon [email protected] (Web accessible version)

Description

The opening scene a super "Plastic-free Challenges - Support Carbon Neutrality" appears in the middle of the screen.

Next shot shows two housewives and a maid, all three standing in a market holding a medium-sized red plastic bucket. The super "Corrin, Friend", "Joanlin, a regular visitor to Kowloon City Market", "maid" appears on the bottom of the screen at the same time.

Joanlin then says to Corrin:

Joanlin VO

Let’s go grocery shopping together

Description

A super "Tips: Apart from a plastic bucket, you can also use 1. cotton bags 2. glass boxes 3. grocery baskets" appears on the right side of the screen.

Next shot close-up to Joanlin. She picks up the plastic bucket and says:

Joanlin VO

We bring a bucket to go shopping. Most importantly, we won’t be using any plastic bags.

Description

Next shot pulls back, a super "Not even using a plastic bag" appears on the screen.

Corrin nods and Joanlin continues to say:

Joanlin VO

Come to join us!

Description

Next shot shows only Joanlin waving to the camera and indicating to follow her. Next shot shows a fish stall and Joanlin is picking fish, and the maid is following Joanlin. Joanlin picks some crabs and other seafood. When the stall owner picks up the seafood from the tank and prepares to put it in the bag, Joanlin says:

Joanlin VO

I don’t need plastic bags.

Description

Next shot turns to Joanlin, while a super "No plastic bags" appears on the screen.

Then she hands the plastic bucket to the stall owner. The camera pans towards the stall owner and he puts the seafood into the plastic bucket.

Joanlin VO

Just put it inside.

Description

Next shot closes in the plastic bucket held by Joanlin and sees the prawns and crabs she has just bought. Then Joanlin says:

Joanlin VO

It can save on at least six plastic bags

Description

Next shot pull back. Joanlin is holding the plastic bucket in one hand and the cash in the other. At the same time, a super "Saved at least 6" appears on the right side of the screen.

Next shot follows Joanlin to the meat stall in the market, where the stall owner is chopping pork. Joanlin says as she counts the money.

Joanlin VO

Put the wettest on the bottom and the dried food on the top. For example, vegetables...

Description

Next shot shows the meat stall owner putting the pork into Joanlin's plastic bucket. The camera closes in on the plastic bucket with a plate separating the seafood from the meat. Joanlin continues to say.

Joanlin VO

Separate the foodstuff with lids, or you can use a plate or anything

Description

Next shot shows Joanlin arriving at a dry goods store and continuing to shop for dried ingredients with her friends. They are pointing to different ingredients.

Next shot shows they have selected the ingredients they need. The owner puts the ingredients into a plastic box they have prepared. Joanlin continues to say:

Joanlin VO

What about the dried goods? We have prepared some food containers because I don’t want to mix them with the wet goods.

Description

Next shot shows different bowls of beans poured into a plastic box. Then Joanlin says:

Joanlin VO

Boss, how many plastic bags do you usually need?

Description

Next shot shows Joanlin and Corrin pointing to the box, and a super "10" appears on the right side of the screen. At the same time, the owner replies:

Owner VO

Ten plastic bags

Corrin VO

Ten plastic bags!

Joanlin VO

Ten plastic bags! We should treat her better, right?

Description

Next shot shows Joanlin and Corrin leaving dry goods store, and Joanlin waving to the owner and saying:

Joanlin VO

Thank you Boss, Good Bye

Description

Next shot shows a white table with a sieve on each side. On the left are two empty glass boxes, a plate, and a bowl, and on the other side is a plate and two bowls. There are two plastic buckets filled up with food behind each of the sieves.

Next shot is using a flipping book effect, showing fruits and vegetables, then meat and seafood, which appear one by one on the top of the sieve, and finally stopping at the scene where the ingredients fill up the sieve.

Next shot closes in on the ingredients, with crab, ginger, and some meat and vegetables appearing in the order. Then the shot shows the food on another sieve, with carrots, vermicelli, and some beans and vegetables. Joanlin narrates:

Joanlin VO

We had a good time today

Description

Next shot shows Joanlin and her friend standing behind their plastic buckets, and Joanlin says:

A super "Not even using a plastic bag" appears on the left side of the screen

Joanlin VO

Because we didn’t use any plastic bags. It’s very delighting

Description

Next shot shows Joanlin and her friend keep standing behind their plastic buckets. Joanlin indicates the different ingredients as she says

A super "Save 15" appears on the left side of the screen.

Joanlin VO

We used only two buckets and some food containers and we saved 15 plastic bags for this dinner

Description

Next shot shows Corrin holding her plastic bucket and saying:

A super "Save at least 20" appears on the right side of the screen

Corrin VO

Using this bucket, I think at least (saved on) 20 plastic bags

Joanlin VO

What a great success!

Description

Next shot shows Joanlin and her friend keep standing behind their plastic buckets. Corrin holding a plastic bucket and thumb up. Joanlin thumbs up at the same time and then say together:

At the same time, a super "We really did a good job!" appears in the middle of the screen.

Corrin VO

Good job!

Joanlin VO

Good job and Well done

Description

Next shot shows the logos of Council for Sustainable Development and [email protected]

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