Drink Without Waste is an initiative led by the Single-Use Beverage Packaging Working Group, a broad coalition of stakeholders focused on reducing waste from beverage consumption.
Established in September 2017, the Working Group represents a unique approach to developing facilitating and implementing much needed solutions to reduce and manage single use beverage packaging waste in Hong Kong. We work with a consensus based approach to decision making as defined in our Terms Of Reference.
Globally, plastic production has grown faster than any other material. Millions of tons of plastic waste end up in our oceans, littering our beaches, suffocating marine life and contaminating our seafood.
A ubiquitous part of our daily life, single-use packaging of beverages is a significant contributor to the marine litter that has become a global, regional and local crisis. Today, over 80% of the packaging used for beverages end up as waste in Hong Kong’s landfills.
In September 2017, local NGOs together with Hong Kong’s leading beverage producers and bottlers, representing nearly half of bottled water and soft drinks sold in Hong Kong, joined major retailers and the waste industry to announce the formation of the Working Group.
Our goal is to work together to develop and facilitate strategies and actions to significantly reduce waste from beverage consumption arriving at our landfills and polluting our environment.
In December 2017, the Working Group commissioned Deloitte Advisory (Hong Kong) Limited together with Cistri Limited, to carry out a comprehensive study to identify and evaluate how to effectively manage beverage packaging waste from single-use sealed containers, in Hong Kong. The findings have informed the development of this positioning paper and were published on 6 December 2018.
Key stakeholders and the HKSAR government have been consulted throughout the process. The strategies and actions we propose are meant to be pragmatic and engage all stakeholders.
Working together as producers, importers, distributors, retailers, waste management services, HKSAR government and consumers, we can reduce the waste from our beverage consumption. We can create a circular economy for used packaging, if we all commit to the following strategies and actions: Reduce, Redesign, Recover, Recycle
Position: Project Officer (Marketing Campaign)
Drink Without Waste (DWW) is looking for a Project Officer to develop and execute our campaigns.
• Devise B2C and B2B campaigns with the aim of recovering beverage packaging.
• Motivate stakeholders and partners to place recycling bins and promote recycling initiatives
• Liaise with beverage producers, property management offices, shopping malls, environmental groups, and waste recyclers
• Execute marketing events and projects
• Generate educational materials, publications, social media, press releases and newsletters
Knowledge & Experience
• 2-3 years’ experience in event planning or marketing
• Skills in photoshop, design and video making are bonus
• Degree in Marketing, Business Development and Management, Corporate Communications, Environmental Management, or relevant subjects are an advantage
• Skills in WordPress; Microsoft Office; content management systems; and social media platforms including graphic design, video editing and content writing are useful
• Self-motivated, willingness to learn, pro-active, ready to join a fast-paced team environment
Interested parties may email cindy @designinghongkong.com by 31 October 2021 with your curriculum vitae, writing sample(s), available date, present and expected salaries.
Personal data provided will be used for recruitment purpose only.
About Drink Without Waste
Drink Without Waste (DWW) is an initiative led by the Single-Use Beverage Packaging Working Group, a coalition of beverage manufacturers and importers, waste handlers and recyclers, institutions, retailers and NGOs in Hong Kong focused on reducing waste from beverage consumption.
Established in September 2017, the Working Group seeks to reduce the volume of used beverage packaging going to waste by 70 to 90% in 2025. Our strategies are: to reduce the use of single-use beverage packaging; to establish sustainable beverage packaging standards; to collect used beverage packaging; and to recycle the collected materials. (https://drinkwithoutwaste.org/)