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Greenpeace urges Hong Kong to join ‘Buy Nothing Day’ and stop over-consumption

Press release | 2015-12-17 at 13:50

Hong Kong, 27 November 2015 ¬– Greenpeace marked today’s international Buy Nothing Day by highlighting Hong Kong’s wastefulness: last year the region discarded 110,000 tonnes of textiles, equivalent to about 1,400 T-Shirts every minute – an...

Hong Kong people spend HK$25 billion on clothes a year

Press release | 2017-02-08 at 15:16

Greenpeace today release a report based on a survey comparing Hong Kong and Taiwan consumer behaviour and attitudes. The survey debunks the myth that "shopping buys you happiness", with a significant proportion of shoppers said that once the...

Singles Day clothing sales produced 258,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2016: Greenpeace

Press release | 2017-11-08 at 10:00

Apparel sales from China’s 2016 “Singles Day” internet shopping bonanza produced 258,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions -- equivalent to the CO2 absorbed by 2.58 million trees, new research from Greenpeace East Asia shows. [1]

We’re spending $3.9 billion on clothes we barely wear

Blog entry by Bonnie Tang | 2016-07-25

The average Hong Kong resident owns nearly 100 items of clothing, rarely wears 16% of them… but still goes shopping 10 times a year. These are just a few of the findings from a recent survey by TNS Global market research –...

Shopping doesn’t make us happy

Blog entry by Frances Lo | 2017-05-09

Do your clothes make you happy? Or, after the excitement of the shopping spree fades, does your new stuff tend to lose its in-store magic by the time it’s reached your wardrobe?   A  new survey  of international buying habits has...

Fast fashion is “drowning” the world. We need a Fashion Revolution!

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 2016-04-21

“Nothing to wear?” Well here’s something to think about: Every piece of clothing we buy has had an impact on our planet before we even bring it home. That’s before you step out of the door, walk down the street, and spot that...

Singles Day is a disaster for our pockets, and the planet

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2016-11-10

Last year, China’s biggest shopping festival saw 125,000 orders processed every minute over 24 hours. This year promises to be even bigger... and that’s bad news for the environment.   What began as a tongue-in cheek poke at...

Rethinking IT: Saving the world, one gadget at a time.

Blog entry by Anna McGurk | 2017-07-03

Tech companies are purposely making our devices difficult to repair, creating millions of tonnes of unnecessary e-waste every year. But these campaigners are fighting back. Kyle Wiens from iFixit and Lou Bin from ZEALERfix visited...

For (Green)peace of mind

Blog entry by Dinah Gardner | 2017-11-24

We've lost count of the times we've been the David to governments’ and big corporations’ Goliath. And over the years, that campaign approach has worked well, really well. We successfully fought against whaling , the dumping of...

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