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From 1970 to 1990s

Plastic waste generation more than tripled


Reflecting a similar rise in plastic production

In the Early 2000s

The amount of plastic waste we generated rose more in a single decade than it had in the previous 40 years.

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We produce about 400 million tonnes of plastic waste every year.

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All plastics produced are used in


Approximately 36 per cent of all plastics produced are used in packaging, including single-use plastic products for food and beverage containers


Approximately 85 per cent of which ends up in landfills or as unregulated waste.

Our planet is choking on plastic...

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It is time to change how we produce, consume and dispose of the plastic we use.

Since 2013, Green Council has designated the United Nations' World Environment Day on the 5th of June as "Hong Kong Green Day" to raise public awareness on environmental protection, and it has become a major annual environmental event in Hong Kong.

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The focus of World Environment Day this year is #BeatPlasticPollution.

Hong Kong Green Day Green Restaurant

We partner with OpenRice to launch this commendation scheme for RESTAURANTS implementing green measures. The best opportunity for brand building.

Hong Kong Green Day Green Shop

Commendation scheme for SHOPS implementing green measures. The best opportunity for brand building.

Dress Green Campaign

Spread the green message together by wearing green clothes / accessories / commemorative pins on the 5th of June and in the whole month of June.

Hong Kong Green Day Dress Green
Hong Kong Green Day Green Pledge Tree



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Our Mr. Green Animation Competition


We encourage students to represent their schools and make an animation on our mascot, Mr. Green.

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Go Green, Act Green Inter-School Contests

Colouring contests for primary school students.

Past Activities Highlights
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Hong Kong Green Day 2023 Sponsor
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