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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