Hong Kong is such a wasteful city and it makes me feel bad that I don’t segregate my rubbish and just throw absolutely everything in the bin out of pure laziness to try and minimize my waste. And the same goes for people around me – although back home expats will recycle, in HK it’s just not a way of life.
Recently I’ve been donating my clothes in very convenient drop-off boxes along the mid-level escalators (I believe they’re just up the escalator from Robinson Road by Park N Shop and then there’s another one near Conduit Road).
**UPDATE: I found another recycle collection box under IFC2, where the minibus to Mid-Levels/The Peak parks. Just go down the escalator from Citi’super/Four Seasons
Today I was collecting old CDs at the office and threw them in the bin. And then I thought again and did a little research, and found this group that advocates recycling in Hong Kong. They’re called Friends of the Earth and they collect everything from clothes, furniture, old cartridges, etc. So I fished the old CDs out and kept them for future recycling at one of these boxes:
You can check out their recycling program website here
It’s so easy to just drop off your clothes in their big box it’s really a sin not to do it. Click here to see the drop off points.
Furniture can be donated via this website.