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Aside from buying new clothes and gifts for the Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday, you may also celebrate the festival by recycling or donating unnecessary stuff at home to echo in environmental protection. Check out below the recycling programmes available this year.Peach Blossom Trees Recycling ProgrammeThe Environmental Protection Department (EPD) will collect peach blossom trees (PBTs) at designated locations after Lunar New Year holiday this year and recycle suitable PBTs collected into recyclable products via Y‧PARK contractor in order to promote recycling of yard waste in the community and reduce yard waste disposal at landfills. Details of the Programme are as follows:Collection Period: 28 January to 5 February 2023 (total 9 days)Collection Points: A central collection point (CCP) at Y‧PARK, Tsang Tsui, Tuen Mun and 54 district collection points (DCPs) distributed over the territory. Please refer to the programme website for details. Community Used Clothes Recycling Bank SchemeDuring CNY, you may also donate your old clothes instead of buying new ones. "Community Used Clothes Recycling Bank Scheme" (the Scheme) is a community participation scheme implemented by the Home Affairs Department (HAD). Launched in September 2006 which aims at facilitating the public to donate used clothes in support of environmental protection and charities.Collection Period: Throughout the yearCollection Points: Please refer to the Location List of "Community Used Clothes Recycling Banks". Hong Kong Second-hand Exchange (Online Platform)The Hong Kong Second-hand Exchange is a free community service provided by the EPD. It aims to facilitate the exchange of unwanted but still usable items to help reduce, reuse and recycle waste in Hong Kong.
As another Chinese New Year begins, we would like to wish you good health and good fortune. Let's spread the blessings to our friends and the needy by showing love and care! Tithe Ethical Consumption Movement (TECM) “Welcome Chinese New Year by supporting social enterprises” Lunar New Year is a traditional and joyful festival. Fullness Social Enterprises Society (FSES) hopes to encourage the general public to consume at and support social enterprises (SE), which are operating by business strategy and self-financing methods to achieve a certain social goal, such as creating employment and training opportunities for the underprivileged and protecting the environment. >>>Click here to take action! (Chinese version only) TECM MALL has prepared New Year gifts for you TECM MALL is a one-stop shopping platform for SE products. Hundreds of SE products from various SEs are available on the platform for easy shopping! Sales promotions are run from time to time to promote the vision “Consume To Pay It Forward”. A wide range of New Year gifts from SEs is available at TECM Mall. Collect your favourite products for the Chinese New Year now! >>>Click here to take action! (Chinese version only) FOOD-CO New Year Food Collection Lunar New Year is coming but do aware of the excessive food amount left over during the joyful festival. You can join the “Food Collection” held by FOOD-CO and take the excess food to the nearby collection points. Target food for collection this year: rice, noodles, canned food, oatmeal, biscuits, and storable food.It is hoped that the general public will be more conscious of the food wastage issue and raise their awareness of treasuring food. Everyone can start with daily life routines, cherish the food resources we owned, and try to contribute together! >>>Click here to take action! (Chinese version only)