Hong Kong generates over ten thousand tonnes of waste every day and the waste problem is even worse during and after festivals. Taking the Mid-Autumn Festival as an example, a lot of leftovers, mooncakes, glow sticks and lanterns were dumped due to celebration.
The enormous volumes of waste not
only burden local landfills; but also, the production and transportation
of every product, as well as their disposal, releases carbon dioxide,
which is one of the major greenhouse gases. Hence, the tremendous
quantities of waste produced during festivals, especially in the
Mid-Autumn Festival, hasten global warming.
The Greener Festivals Campaign hopes
to raise public awareness regarding the festival waste problem.
As the name suggests, this aims to encourage people to 'Reduce Waste
and Enjoy Greener Festivals', and so help with alleviating global
warming. Please see the following web pages for more information
about the campaign, and tips on ways you can enjoy festivals whilst