Cheung Chau Fishing Net Bag

#02 - 改造產品 - 長洲漁網袋

走到離島,來趟小旅行,相信是不少城市人的假日活動。

長洲的沙灘和美食,當然不容錯過。走往海邊的小路上,

簡約恬靜的白色小店「島中坊研」會否也是你必然探訪的地方呢? 

小島上年輕的衣袋設計品牌,跟熱鬧繁囂的商店主街相比別樹一格, 

更蘊藏長洲島民傳統手藝,靜待我們細心發掘。

小島生活語言 

一向留意本港手作文化的朋友該不會對「島中坊研」感到陌生。

這個創立至今五年的袋子及衣服品牌,早年活躍於文創市集,

其長洲海邊的素白小店為小島添上一度簡約淡雅風景。於本年初開設的樹下店,

除為工作坊,亦提供輕食甜點,以輕膳經驗作為載體,將品牌理念延伸展現。

店主Steven和Amy是一對在長洲土生土長的情侶。懵懂少年時,

他們也萌生過搬離長洲的念頭、幻想過在城市居住。 

「這個想法隨成長便消散了。我想我還是不習慣車輛熙來攘往的生活空間。」

Amy説。而Steven在中學年代於沙田住過一段時間,覺得長洲生活始終較舒適。

他們唸同一小學,不過當時並不相識,直至升上大學時,常常乘上同一班渡輪到市區上課.


走到離島,來趟小旅行,相信是不少城市人的假日活動。 

長洲的沙灘和美食,當然不容錯過。走往海邊的小路上, 

簡約恬靜的白色小店「島中坊研」會否也是你必然探訪的地方呢? 

小島上年輕的衣袋設計品牌,跟熱鬧繁囂的商店主街相比別樹一格, 

更蘊藏長洲島民傳統手藝,靜待我們細心發掘。

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Zero Carbon Building

Zero Carbon Building

CIC-Zero Carbon Park (CIC-ZCP) is the first Zero Carbon Park in Hong Kong located at 8, Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Developed by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) in collaboration with the HKSAR Government. Completed in June 2012, it is an exhibition, education and information centre for low/Zero Carbon Park design and technologies, smart city technologies, and low carbon living located in the commercial and industrial district of Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong.

 

CIC-ZCP is a pioneering and inspiring project. It will not only serve as a platform for the construction industry to share knowledge and expertise in low/Zero Carbon Park design and technologies, but also help to raise community awareness of low carbon living.

Where to find:

 

8 Sheung Yuet Rd, Kowloon Bay

Kowloon

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Kwun Tong Community Green Station

Kwun Tong Community Green Station

To strengthen the support for waste reduction and recycling at the district level, the Environmental Protection Department continues its effort in establishing a network of Community Green Stations (CGSs) across the territory to instill a green living culture in the community. 

The plan is to set up one CGS in each of the 18 districts. The first one was set up in 2015.  With government funding, CGSs are operated by non-profit-making organisations engaged through open tenders.  The CGS operators, through different recycling programmes and educational activities, proactively connect with housing estates and property management companies in their districts to establish the service network.

 

They also set up public place collection points and deploy collection vehicles in their districts to collect recyclables, including paper, plastic, metals, electrical appliances, glass bottles, fluorescent lamps and tubes, rechargeable batteries, etc.  The recyclables collected will then be sent to suitable recyclers for subsequent processing.  Moreover, the CGS operators organise free-of-charge swap events from time to time for members of public to promote the reuse of used items such as old books, clothes and toys, etc.

Where is it:

 

27 Sheung Yee Road, Kowloon Bay,

Kowloon

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Glass

Glass

The main component of glass is silicon dioxide (SiO2), which generally accounts for 70% or more. Other raw materials for glass production include “soda” (Na2CO3) or potassium alkali (K2CO3) and quick lime (CaO). These mineral raw materials are widely distributed around the world, with abundant reserves and very low prices. The chemical properties of glass are very stable, therefore when it is buried in landfills, it only takes up space without causing chemical changes or degradation, and does not release substances that are harmful to the environment. However, it will constantly occupy the landfill space.

Recyclable glass:

 

Drink glass bottles, such as wine bottles, soda bottles, juice bottles, etc.

Seasoning bottle

Other glass containers

 

 

Non-recyclable glass:

 

Tempered glass, such as cooking utensils, glass windows, crystals, etc.

Glass mixed with chemicals or impurities, such as mirrors, light bulbs, light pipes, light boxes, etc.

Perfume or cosmetic bottle

 

Recycle method:

 

Make sure to remove the beverage (or food / sauce) inside the bottles properly. Keep in mind four steps of cleaning and recycling glass bottles:

 

1. remove the bottle cap;

2. Empty the remaining content;

3. Simple cleaning;

4. Place gently and recycle.

Most of the currently recovered glass bottles are processed to produce environmentally friendly floor tiles after being processed in Hong Kong, or used as fillers for local reclamation or site formation works, or exported for recycling. In addition, there are many professionals who will use upcycle glass bottles to make glassware.

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