Part of our 12 Pokes of Christmas. More to come this week.
Shopping. Giving gifts. Returning gifts to the store. It’s all part of the fun as the holiday season gathers momentum. But there’s an unfortunate consequence to all this. The increase in consumption means the volume of waste we generate around this time of year also rises dramatically. Here at Poke Towers we’re already ankle deep in food packaging and gift wrap. (Business as usual then.)
Meanwhile in Hong Kong, the Lee Gardens shopping mall is launching a campaign intended to offset the impact of seasonal waste. Shoppers are being encouraged to return empty PET bottles which are then recycled and reformed as Christmas baubles. The project aims to recycle 30,000 bottles on the run up to Christmas. That’s a lot of baubles. These in turn are destined for Christmas trees across Lee Gardens’ various retail sites: Hysan Place, Lee Gardens Two and Lee Theatre.
Thanks to their recycling initiative, maybe Lee Gardens really can claim to offer the gift that keeps on giving.