7 Nov 2019

Our Environment

Our students are very much tuned into the environmental global zeitgeist and, taking positive action to be ‘part of the solution, not the pollution.’

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau

While there are many projects in-play under the environment umbrella, there is a specific focus on plastic, taking a holistic view of how to change and shift behaviours.

Say no to plastic

Starting locally we are educating our students, local schools and the public on waste reduction and stopping plastic from polluting our environment. We are setting up collection points at schools and on local estates where we create a virtuous circle, recycling plastics into raw materials and new products in our ‘maker hub’.

Plastic Makers Hub

As this project grows, the potential for social good goes beyond cleaning up the local community and extends to a business model that can help alleviate the poverty of the elderly waste pickers who carry the burden of recycling in Hong Kong.

Get in touch – alliance@online.island.edu.hk – to become one of our partners:

  • To help expand our machining capabilities and capacity.
  • To work with us on installing collection points at local schools, businesses and, in the community.
  • To establish a network of collectors and outlets for our products.
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