- #Online Event
The COVID-19 pandemic and the plastic waste crisis are both very important and pressing issues. How might we maintain social distancing without increasing the plastic consumption? We will explore solutions together in this online Design Thinking workshop.
Thu, August 6, 2020 UTC+08:00
16:30 – 18:30
FabCafe Hong Kong is a creative community platform. We want to connect people from various different fields of expertise to collaborate on meaningful projects together. FabCafe provides a space and digital fabrication tools that encourage exploration of innovative and exciting ideas for businesses and individual creators.
At FabCafe we host ideation sessions to delve into various social or environmental problems and use creative techniques to explore solution ideas. It is also an opportunity to practice Design Thinking and foster meaningful conversations.
THEME “Waste Reduction During Pandemic”
The COVID-19 pandemic has been ravaging the world for more than half a year, causing more than 650.000 deaths and disastrously impacting all nations. In Hong Kong we are entering the third wave, and the most severe one yet. The government is enforcing various social-distancing measures to contain the virus, including a complete ban on dining at restaurants.
At the same time, Hong Kong is facing a plastic waste crisis. More than 11,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste was dumped into landfills daily in 2018, including more than 2,300 tonnes of waste plastics. The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has estimated that existing landfill sites will reach capacity this year, and up to 90 percent of local plastic recyclers are closing down due to shrinking market and poor collection services.
As the people in Hong Kong are forced to stay-at-home amidst the pandemic, they are ordering more takeaway food and dumping an estimated 101 million pieces of single-use cutlery and food containers every week.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the plastic waste crisis are both very important and pressing issues. How might we maintain social distancing without increasing the plastic consumption? As a pre-event for the Global Goals Jam 2020, we will explore solutions together in this online mini jam.
Please fill in the Google Form to register. We will contact you with detailed instructions for this online session.
This FAB Ideation session is supported by Design Trust Seed Grant.
Design Trust provides funding support to the project only and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organisers only and do not reflect the views of Design Trust.
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Date & Time
Thu, August 6, 2020 16:30 – 18:30 UTC+08:00