"Water for Free"
Bottled water or drink is everywhere. According to the “Monitoring of Solid Waste in Hong Kong – Waste Statistics for 2011″ issued by the Environmental Protection Department, in year 2011, Hong Kong produced 100 tons of PET bottle waste every day. One empty PET bottle weighs about 50 grams. That means everyday we throw away two million PET bottles into the landfills. Since this is such a huge and lucrative business, the beverage companies spend generous amounts of money on advertising. They hire famous athletes, actors and singers to show up in their advertisements. All they want is to have you, the consumer, buy more and more bottled drinks. The fact that the landfills are filling up? Since there is no law that imposes producer liability on them and it does not cost them a cent to have their bottles sent to the landfills after consumption – it is none of their business.
In order to send fewer plastic bottles to the landfills, we ask for help from all of you, the citizens of Hong Kong, to bring your own reusable water bottle. We (Water for Free) have prepared a map to show you where you can refill your bottle all over Hong Kong.
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