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Press Release

Date 25-1-2019
Topic Award Presentation cum Closing Ceremony Marks Successful Conclusion of the Hong Chi Jockey Club Glass Bottle Recycling Project
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For Immediate Release                                                                        


 
Award Presentation cum Closing Ceremony Marks Successful Conclusion of the Hong Chi Jockey Club Glass Bottle Recycling Project

Hong Chi Jockey Club Glass Bottle Recycling Project has been launched since 2010 to promote and encourage public participation in building a greener community. With funding support of some $20 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and professional advice of the Environmental Protection Department, the 3-phase Project that spanned 9 years has come to fruition this year. The Award Presentation cum Closing Ceremony was held today, officiated by Mr Wong Kam Sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, Mr Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities and Community of The Hong Kong Jockey Club and Mr Owen Chan, Chairman of Hong Chi Association. The event has attracted more than 200 participants. It was coupled with certificate presentation to recognize corporations and organizations for their active participation and contribution to the project over the past years.


Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Owen Chan expressed sincere gratitude to The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for providing generous funding support, as well as the Environmental Protection for giving professional advice on this Project. “Hong Chi Jockey Club Glass Bottle Recycling Project has laid a solid foundation in building a greener community. The number of collected glass bottles, collection points and supporting corporations and organizations have increased progressively each year to enable more public to join glass bottle recycling, as well as to provide training and job placement for 450 trainees with intellectual disabilities. Our trainees can give back to society and showcase their working abilities.” said the Chairman.


With some $20 million in funding from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Hong Chi Association and the Environmental Protection Department have jointly launched the Hong Chi Jockey Club Glass Bottle Recycling Project since 2010. To enhance the public participation in glass bottle recycling, the project has expanded the recycling network by setting up a total of 430 collection points over the years in pubs, shopping malls, clubhouses, healthcare facilities, residential and school areas. Over 6,062 tonnes of used glass bottles were collected and sent to local construction plant for recycling into eco-bricks. The Project has not merely helped reduce the pressure in landfill and conserve the environment, it has also created job training and work opportunities to more than 450 Hong Chi trainees, demonstrating their capabilities and contribution made to society. Hong Chi trainees also acted as green ambassadors to encourage public support of glass recycling at 629 public education activities, as well as to foster social inclusion through promoting better understanding of the abilities of the intellectually challenged.

 
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1) Mr Wong Kam Sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment (centre), Mr Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities and Community of The Hong Kong Jockey Club (left) and Mr Owen Chan, Chairman of Hong Chi Association (right) officiate at the Hong Chi Jockey Club Glass Bottle Award Presentation cum Closing Ceremony.

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2) Officiating guests presented long service award to the Hong Chi Jockey Club Glass Bottle team.

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3) Trainees performed African Drum to demonstrate their artistic talent.

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) Mr Wong Kam Sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment (centre), Mr Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities and Community of The Hong Kong Jockey Club (left) and Mr Owen Chan, Chairman of Hong Chi Association (right) officiate at the Hong Chi Jockey Club Glass Bottle Award Presentation cum Closing Ceremony.

 

2) Officiating guests presented long service award to the Hong Chi Jockey Club Glass Bottle team.


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Trainees performed African Drum to demonstrate their artistic talent
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Hong Chi Association (formerly the Hong Kong Association for the Mentally Handicapped), founded in 1965, has grown to become one of the most well-established non-profit organizations dedicated solely to serving over 7,000 people of all ages and all grades of intellectual disabilities and their families in Hong Kong. It operates 87 service units to provide comprehensive services.


For media enquiry:
Hong Chi Association - Communications and Fund Raising Office
Ms May Wong 

Tel: 2661 0709  Email: cfr@hongchi.org.hk

 

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