29 Jan 2012
The Link has been supporting Greeners Action’s “Lai See Packet Recycling Program” for three consecutive years to encourage people to recycle and reuse their Lai See packets. Details of the program were announced at Lung Cheung Plaza today.
This is the third year that Greeners Action has held its program to enhance public awareness of waste recycling. A total of 13 corporations this year are participating in the program, and the number of Lai See packet collection points has increased from 70 to 158 across Hong Kong.
During the opening ceremony for the program, guests learned how to use recycled Lai See packets to form a giant Chinese character with a meaning of ‘joy’. Greeners Action also invited a group of children to give a catwalk performance, showcasing handicrafts made from recycled Lai See packets.
Ms Hilda Wong, Head of Marketing of The Link Management Limited, said, “We are delighted to join hands with Greener Action in such a meaningful activity for three consecutive years. We have selected 50 shopping centres across our huge portfolio as collection points to encourage more people from different regions to participate. The Link is committed to supporting the sustainable development of our environment. For example, the Lai See packet produced by The Link was printed with soy ink so that its impact on the environment would be minimized.”
Mr Ho Hon Wai, Chief Executive Officer of Greeners Action, said, "Reusing Lai See packets is a breakthrough concept for Chinese people, but this activity has enjoyed a great success in the last two years with 390,000 used packets collected. With the increase in collection points, including the airport, banks and estates, we expect that the number of packets received will reach 400,000 this year. We would like people to get into the habit of reusing and recycling Lai See packets and look forward to more companies joining this activity in the future.”
From today until 14 February, everyone can place their used Lai See packets in the collection boxes at 50 shopping centres of The Link. Collected packets will be handled by Greeners Action for distribution to non-profit organizations for reuse in the year ahead.
The Link ‘Lai See Packet Recycling Program’ participating shopping centres
Tai Wo Plaza, Chung Fu Plaza,Tin Shui SC,Tin Chak SC,Tin Yiu Plaza, ChoiYuen Plaza,Butterfly Plaza,Leung Kai SC,Shan King SC, Ka Fuk SC, Siu Hei CC, Fu Shin SC, Yau Oi CC, Long Ping CC, Cheung Wah SC, Lung Hang SC, Wo Che Plaza, Cheung Fat Plaza, Fu Tung Plaza, Yat Tung SC, Shek Lei SC, Wai Fong Plaza, Kwai Shing East SC, Cheung Hang SC,Sha Kok CC, Lek Yuen Plaza, Ho Man Tin, Plaza Lok Fu Plaza, Tsz Wan Shan SC, Wong Tai Sin Plaza, Lung Cheung Plaza, Chuk Yuen Plaza, Chung On SC,Heng On SC,Hoi Fu SC,Sheung Tak SC,Siu Sai Wan Plaza, Hing Wah Plaza Kai Tin SC, Lei Yue Mun Plaza, Tak Tin Plaza, Hau Tak SC, Sau Mau Ping SC,Nan Fung Plaza,Tin Wan SC,Ming Tak SC,Tsui Lam Plaza,Choi Ming SC,Stanley Plaza, Maritime Bay
• SC= Shopping Centre CC= Commercial Complex