Sustainability appears to be the flavour of the month. The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre has introduced ‘Think Before Plastic’, an initiative which will cut over 1,600,000 disposable plastic utensils from its annual usage. In addition to no longer providing plastic straws, and replacing disposable cutlery with non-plastic alternatives, the centre has discontinued the sale of plastic bottled beverages from all vending machines. The centre is also working on sourcing non-disposable alternatives for meal boxes and cup lids.
Let’s hope this trend continues and other venues follow suit.