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HK Rugby Sevens Recycling

Hong Kong

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Download press release here (PDF)

Ocean Recovery Alliance was proud to be selected as the recycling partner for the HK Rugby Sevens in 2014, with this being the first year that a strong effort has been made by all stakeholders, including the Hong Kong Government, to recycle more of the material from the 3-day event which attracts over 100,000 attendees.

The objective this year was to encourage and promote plastic recycling, being the first year that a recycling policy has been implemented at this event. Ocean Recovery Alliance and Vanden Global offered a total solution for recycling of plastic material, including staff, equipment, logistics and processing of collected materials at the offsite HSBC Village (10,000+ visitors), and trialed some new methods of collection within the main stadium, particularly within some of the VIP boxes.

Result:

12,000 attendees during the weekend

March 28 – 140kg

March 29 – 360kg

March 30 – 100kg

TOTAL PLASTIC RECYCLED – 600kg

Recyclable – this is a significantly high percentage, and almost impossible to achieve at big events.

* 5% remaining is largely due to liquids and occasional contamination from other waste

(To watch the Chinese version of this video, click here)