7.27 Bag Back@HK
7.27 Bag Back@HK
7.27 bag back
7.27 bag back
yes we can put that in!
yes we can put that in!
pls use less plastic bags!
pls use less plastic bags!

"Bag Back"  Street Action

 7·27 交袋日街頭行動

Part of the Asia-Europe Green Action

 

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), together with the Joint College Environmental Innovation Alliance (JCEIA) has organized the ASEF Green Action on Saturday 27 July 2013 in Hong Kong SAR, China.

 

ASEF Green Action once again raised awareness on the harmful effects of plastic on the environment in Asia and Europe. During the interactive activity “BAG BACK”, more than 50 volunteers engaged with passers-by in Hong Kong SAR to exchange their plastic shopping bags for a sustainable reusable cloth bag, and also conducted mini-survey to know about the plastic bag using habits in Hong Kong.

 

The volunteers have successfully interviewed 143 passer-by, and found out 76% of them would prepare reusable bag on the “often “and “sometimes” basis. However, 48% of them were not aware of the 

extension of the Environmental Levy Scheme on Plastic Shopping Bags (“PSB Levy Scheme”), which has been gazetted and past for Legco discussion in early May. 

 

Once confirmed all commercials are not allowed to give away any form of free plastic bags. JCEIA believes that due to the extensive impacts of such levy extension, the Government may want to set up more publicity and promotion to avoid any unnecessary disputes later.

 

 

“BAG BACK” will remind consumers that they have a choice not to degrade our environment. Although the Hong Kong’s Product Eco-responsibility (Plastic Shopping Bags) Regulation with a HKD 0.50 levy for each plastic bag has been in place for four years, many consumers still use many plastic bags. The ASEF Green Action initiative is a follow-up to the 18th ASEF University (AU18), themed “Conscious Consumers for Environmental Sustainability” in August 2012 in Tartu, Estonia. In close cooperation with 

AU18 participants, bag exchanges along with other activities are taking place between April and August in seven Asian and European countries. The ASEF Green Action in Hong Kong SAR is coordinated by AU18 participant

 

 

聯校環境創新協會(JCEIA)於7月27日 下午2時至4時在旺角行人天橋舉行了「交」袋日街頭行動。活動招募了超過50位義工,並於活動當日與途人交換了約500個膠袋。

 

「交」袋日,顧名思義就是交換膠袋,JCEIA將會以純棉的環保袋換取途人手上的

膠袋,希望籍此鼓勵公衆自帶環保袋的同時減少接收免費膠袋。本會知道許多人家裏都收藏著許多令人煩惱的免費膠袋,再加上第二期膠袋徵費計劃即將進行質詢,何不借此機會鼓勵市民主動拒絕接受免費膠袋?

 

雖然當日落過幾陣驟雨,但並不減退義工及途人對「交」袋的熱情。有些途人主動上前交換,有的經義工講解後亦主動參與活動。義工們亦成功訪問了143名途人關於其膠袋及環保袋的使用習慣,發現七成六受訪者表示其“經常”或“間中”會自備環保袋,看來第一階段膠袋徵費計劃頗有成效。然而,四成八受訪者表示不清楚第二階段膠袋徵費計劃,即使此條例草案已於5月3日刊憲,5月8日提交立法會審議。

 

如正式實施日後每一個貨品銷售點都不可以免費派發膠袋,市民索取塑膠購物袋須繳付每個至少五角的費用。本會認爲,由於條例影響廣泛,政府需加強有關宣傳,避免日後不必要的爭論。

 

本次街頭活動結束後,我們將邀請本地藝術家利用交換得來的膠袋製成實用的設計品,再作巡迴展出,從而鼓勵公眾少用膠袋及減廢。

 

本次街頭行動由亞洲-歐洲基金(ASEF)贊助, 聯校環境創新協會(JCEIA)舉辦, 活動

是亞洲-歐洲基金“綠色行動”(Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Green Action)的香港分支,目前綠色行動已在7個亞洲及歐洲國家/地區舉行。