Ground handler Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has marked the latest phase in its long-running “Green Terminal” environmental programme, with an event entitled ‘Don’t Wait Act Now’ that included a show of upcycled fashion modelled by Hactl staff.
The Don’t Wait Act Now event is designed to instill a sense of urgency over the need to take steps to reduce society’s collective environmental impact, and illustrate how every individual can make a worthwhile contribution.
The highlight of the event was a parade of upcycled fashion, meaning second-hand clothing that has been updated in someway, created by a local fashion designer.
The evening also featured an interactive display, environmentally-themed games and a video about the production and installation of Hactl’s new communal water dispensers.
Over 300 participants including authorities, customers, business partners, Hactl staff and others attended the event, which was opened by Guest of Honour Donald Tong, JP, permanent secretary for the environment/director of environmental protection, and presided over by Hactl chief executive Wilson Kwong.
In addition to the installation of 78 new drinking water dispensers throughout SuperTerminal 1 in the run-up to the event, Hactl had also issued re-usable bottles and food containers with cutlery to its 2,500 staff, and discouraged the use of plastic drinking straws; provided sustainably-produced linen bags to replace plastic carrier bags; and placed wooden recycling bins (themselves made from recycled cupboards and flooring) throughout its terminal.
One of Hactl’s key aims is to eradicate single-use plastics from its facility, so contributing to a reduction in plastics entering the world’s oceans.