HK Rugby Sevens Recycling
Ocean Recovery Alliance was proud to be selected as the recycling partner for the HK Rugby Sevens in 2014, with this being the first year that a strong effort has been made by all stakeholders, including the Hong Kong Government, to recycle more of the material from the 3-day event which attracts over 100,000 attendees.
The objective this year was to encourage and promote plastic recycling, being the first year that a recycling policy has been implemented at this event. Ocean Recovery Alliance and Vanden Global (hyperlink to: http://www.vandenrecycling.com/en/) offered a total solution for recycling of plastic material, including staff, equipment, logistics and processing of collected materials at the offsite HSBC Village (10,000+ visitors), and trailed some new methods of collection within the main stadium, particularly within some of the VIP boxes.
12,000 attendees during the weekend
March 28 – 140kg
March 29 – 360kg
March 30 – 100kg
TOTAL PLASTIC RECYCLED – 600kg
Recyclable – this is a significantly high percentage, and almost
impossible to achieve at big events.
* 5% remaining is largely due to liquids and occasional contamination from other waste
Watch video below (to watch the Chinese version of this video, click here)