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Jonathan Addo
Jonathan Addo
  • Jonathan Addo

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Jeremy Child
Jeremy Child
  • Jeremy Child

  • Partner
  • London
Julie Engwirda
Julie Engwirda
  • Julie Engwirda

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Peter Ferrer
Peter Ferrer
  • Peter Ferrer

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Claire Goldstein
Claire Goldstein
  • Claire Goldstein

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Hazel-Ann Hannaway
Hazel-Ann Hannaway
  • Hazel-Ann Hannaway

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Nick Hoffman
Nick Hoffman
  • Nick Hoffman

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Andrew Johnstone
Andrew Johnstone
  • Andrew Johnstone

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Paula Kay
Paula Kay
  • Paula Kay

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Phillip Kite
Phillip Kite
  • Phillip Kite

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Vicky Lord
Vicky Lord
  • Vicky Lord

  • Partner
  • Shanghai
Paul Madden
Paul Madden
  • Paul Madden

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Henry Mander
Henry Mander
  • Henry Mander

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Ian Mann
Ian Mann
  • Ian Mann

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
William Peake
William Peake
  • William Peake

  • Partner
  • London
Lorinda Peasland
Lorinda Peasland
  • Lorinda Peasland

  • Consultant
  • Hong Kong
Chai Ridgers
Chai Ridgers
  • Chai Ridgers

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
Nicola Roberts
Nicola Roberts
  • Nicola Roberts

  • Partner
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
  • Paul Smith

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Andrew Thorp
Andrew Thorp
  • Andrew Thorp

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams
  • Jessica Williams

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Jayson Wood
Jayson Wood
  • Jayson Wood

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands

Anti-plastic initiative: Reduce, Reuse, Refuse

As we become increasingly aware of the catastrophic impact our use of plastic is having on the world’s oceans, Harneys has radically re-evaluated its plastic and paper use.

An anti-plastic committee has been established with a commitment to the demise of single-use disposable plastic in our Hong Kong office. Simple changes which have been recently implemented include a ban on plastic straws, disposable cutlery, coffee cups and plates; a pilot BYO-lunchbox scheme; a commitment to plastic-free catering for Harneys events and the introduction of thorough recycling bins in the office.

We are also developing eco-friendly branded marketing items including a BYO-lunch bag, BYO-coffee cup and BYO stainless steel straws to further reduce our individual plastic footprint. These simple changes have already led to a reduction in the use of plastic across the office and has brought much needed awareness to the issue.  Although we are in the early stages of the initiative, it is exciting to see how committed the whole office is to change and a reduction in their use of disposable plastic and we will keep you updated with our progress as we continue to implement small changes at Harneys.

We recently had the pleasure of hosting a lunchtime Q&A session with Claire Yates and Angela Cheng of Eco Drive to discuss Hong Kong’s waste problem. Eco Drive is a non-profit organisation founded in November 2017 by 11 amazing women who are championing change in Hong Kong corporations and schools through educational film screenings and advice on how to reduce single-use plastic. We throw away over 5 million plastic bottles per day here in Hong Kong and it’s a crisis that affects us all. The facts are staggering and can seem overwhelming, but the ethos at Eco Drive is to “Start Small, Start Now” and this nicely sums up how we, as responsible individuals and corporations, can become part of the anti-plastic movement now in Hong Kong. Harneys is excited to have started its own eco drive: when will you start yours?

Some interesting links for further information are below.  #StartSmallStartNow #Single-UsePlastic #EcoDriveHongKong

HTTPS://WWW.ECODRIVEHK.COM/

HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=XCA5-HMGYKW (Cantonese with English sub-titles)

HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=AIN74M-RAY8&FEATURE=YOUTU.BE (English)

HTTPS://WATERFORFREE.ORG/EN/ (Water for Free in Hong Kong)

Time to Recycle

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