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Message In A Bottle: Behind The Scenes With EcoDrive Hong Kong

Message In A Bottle: Behind The Scenes With EcoDrive Hong Kong
By Erica Fong
February 11, 2019
The founders of non-profit organisation EcoDrive Hong Kong share the stories behind their water bottles

This month, the founders of EcoDrive Hong Kong tell us all about the promises and pledges made by delegates at the Asia Tatler Sustainability Forum.

Held at sustainable luxury resort, Soneva Kiri, the event gathered industry leaders from across Asia—including five of EcoDrive Hong Kong's co-founders—for brainstorming, workshops and debate on how to reduce single-use plastics in their businesses and globally.

See their pledges here

Whether you own a business or not, you can still join the fight against single-use plastics by carrying your own water bottle instead of buying plastic water bottles at convenience stores.

Not only will it help alleviate the 5.2 million plastic water bottles that go into landfill each day in Hong Kong—your choice of water bottle shows off your personality and helps spread the zero waste message.

Behind the scenes of our February 2019 cover shoot, we asked five of EcoDrive Hong Kong's co-founders (who don't go anywhere without their eco-essentials) to share the story of their favourite water bottles.

See also: Asia Tatler Sustainability Forum At Soneva Kiri: The Who, What And Why

1/5Emily Lam-Ho

 
Video: Erica Fong/Hong Kong Tatler

"These are the hottest accessories this season, so carry your own water bottle with you," says Emily.

See also: Eco Warriors: Emily Lam-Ho Of EcoDrive Hong Kong

2/5Yolanda Choy-Tang

 
Video: Erica Fong/Hong Kong Tatler

"Out of the 5.2 million plastic bottles Hong Kongers use per day, less than five percent are actually recycled," says Yolanda.

See also: Eco Warriors: Yolanda Choy-Tang Of EcoDrive Hong Kong

3/5Tansy Lau-Tom

 
Video: Erica Fong/Hong Kong Tatler

"There's no reason to go buy a plastic water bottle from a convenience store and just use it for 10 minutes—it'll take hundreds of years for that plastic bottle to decompose," says Tansy.

See also: Eco Warriors: Tansy Lau-Tom Of EcoDrive Hong Kong

4/5Angela Cheng-Matsuzawa

 
Video: Erica Fong/Hong Kong Tatler

"This [bottle] is special because it marks how far we've come, how close we still are and brings back good memories," says Angela.

See also: Eco Warriors: Angela Cheng-Matsuzawa Of EcoDrive Hong Kong

5/5Sabrina Pang-Fung

 
Video: Erica Fong/Hong Kong Tatler

"This [bottle] really shows off who I am and the great thing is, I can use it again and again," says Sabrina.

See also: Eco Warriors: Sabrina Pang-Fung Of EcoDrive Hong Kong

Get involved

Learn more about EcoDrive Hong Kong and how you can get involved by following @ecodrivehk and @hongkongtatler on Instagram.

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