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Green Event Pledge

Green Event Pledge

To encourage more organisations to join the waste reduction force, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has invited organisations from different sectors to participate in our “Green Event Pledge”*. The participating organisations shall commit to making reference to the EPD’s “A Waste Reduction Guidebook for Large Scale Event Organisers” (Guidebook) when organising, co-organising, sponsoring or providing services to events, so as to enhance the environmental performance of the events, and to encourage other relevant organsiations to follow suit.  In essence, the organisations shall pledge to make their best endeavours to take the following actions as far as practicable:

  • Plan ahead to adopt measures to reduce waste generated from the events, e.g. use recycled materials for stage setup, reuse event resources, channel the materials into proper recycling or donation outlets, etc.
  • Step up efforts to drive behavioral change in event participants to avoid or reduce consumption of one-off disposable items, e.g. plastic cups, cutlery, utensils, straws, and in particular, bottled water, by encouraging and facilitating event participants to bring their own water bottles where applicable (such as setting up water refilling stations).
  • Reduce food waste by ordering or preparing food in an appropriate quantity to prevent unnecessary wastage, and when appropriate, encourage participants to take away excess food after the event.
  • Reduce paper consumption and promote wider use of electronic means of communication.

* For details of the Green Event Pledge, please refer to the electronic leaflet.

Green Event Pledge Kick-off Ceremony

As of 20 May 2019, more than 80 organisations have made the Green Event Pledge (see Green Event Pledge Participating Organisations for details). The EPD held a kick-off ceremony on 27 September 2018 to commend and demonstrate their determination to reduce waste.

As an officiating guest of the ceremony, the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, delivered a speech and took the opportunity to call on more event organisers and stakeholders from different sectors to commit to making reference to the Guidebook to integrate the green concepts into events of different nature, so as to achieve “Use Less, Waste Less”. Among the some 40 organisations which have attended the ceremony, representatives from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited, AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited and Wofoo Social Enterprises shared their experience in organising green mega events and their plans.

Press Release (Full version)



Green Event Pledge Participating Organisations

Participating Organisations (as of 20 May 2019)


Airport Authority Hong Kong




Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong 


Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited


BEAM Society Limited


BottLess Limited


Business Environment Council


Chinese Estates Holdings Limited




City University of Hong Kong


Civic Exchange


DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited


ExPro Services Company


Fingerprint Limited


Foodlink Foundation Limited


Friends of the Earth (HK) Charity Limited


Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) Limited


Green Council


Greeners Action


Hang Seng Bank


Henderson Land Group


Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association


Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association


Hong Kong Baptist University


Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited


Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited


Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited


Hong Kong Green Building Council


Hong Kong Rugby Union


Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation


Hong Kong Shue Yan University


Hong Kong Tourism Board


Hong Kong Trade Development Council


Hong Kong Waste Management Association


Hongkong Land


Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited


K. Wah Construction Materials


Kai Shing Management Services Limited - Grand Central Plaza


Kai Shing Management Services Limited - HomeSquare


Kai Shing Management Services Limited - Landmark North


Kai Shing Management Services Limited -
New Town Plaza Phase I


Kai Shing Management Services Limited - Park Island


Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre


Lai Sun Development Company Limited


Lingnan University


Link Asset Management Limited


MTR Corporation


New World Department Store China Limited


New World Development Company Limited


New World Property Management Company Limited -
The Green Atrium


New World TMT Limited


NWS Holdings Limited


Ocean Park Corporation


Prudential Hong Kong Limited


Recycle Cycle (HK) Co. Ltd


Sino Group


Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited


Swire Waste Management Limited


Tai Yau Bank, Limited


The Bank of East Asia, Limited


The Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong


The Chinese University of Hong Kong


The Conservancy Association


The Education University of Hong Kong


The Green Earth


The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong


The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited


The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups


The Hong Kong Jockey Club


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


The Mongkok Kai-Fong Association Ltd


The Open University of Hong Kong


The Tank Limited


The University of Hong Kong


UBM Asia Limited


Urban Spring Co. Ltd.


We Use Limited


West Kowloon Cultural District Authority


Wofoo Leaders' Network


Worldwide Cruise Terminals


Yan Oi Tong


(Listed in alphabetical order.)


How to participate:

We look forward to having the participation of more organisations to make a joint effort in waste reduction. If any organisation wishes to make a pledge on waste reduction when planning for events, please contact Mr Choi of the EPD(Tel:2867 2562 / 3690 7741;。


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