Hong Kong hoteliers unite to recycle container glass

A glass container recycling program for local hotels was launched in Hong Kong on 17 November 2008.
Eleven Hong Kong hotels are participating in the scheme and have volunteered to jointly organize an…

A glass container recycling program for local hotels was launched in Hong Kong on 17 November 2008. Eleven Hong Kong hotels are participating in the scheme and have volunteered to jointly organize and fund the program. They include the Eaton, Four Seasons, Grand Hyatt, InterContinental, Langham Place Mongkok, Mandarin Oriental amongst others. Administered by the Hong Kong Hotels Association, the program aims to recover and recycle glass beverage containers generated by the participating hotels. “This event is only an important start and we hope that glass recycling can be further extended to more hotels or other sectors in the near future”, the Hong Kong secretary for the environment Edward Yau said when officiating at the launching ceremony on 17 November. The glass containers collected from the participating hotels will be delivered to a recycler in Tuen Mun where they will be crushed into glass sand to replace natural river sand in the production of paving blocks.