Hong Kong’s waste reduction campaign was started by opening manned recycling centres throughout the territory, and getting rid of the often chaotic, temporary, improvised recycling setups. There are now bright, clean, organised spaces where the different recycling bins and categories are clearly indicated, and also drinking water taps to refill water bottles, and hand wash basins. Some places have a room for sustainability education workshops, and a consistent and comprehensive branding effort promotes the recycling centres in each neighbourhood. Branding consultant CoDesign designed a G as in green logo with the number six, which sounds the same as green in Cantonese, to help community members of all ages understand that recycling is as easy as 1-2-3.
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