Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens: Green Sevens campaign
With the build-up to the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Seven growing in momentum, the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) has announced its 6th Green Sevens campaign. The aim of the Green Sevens is “to reduce the
environmental impact of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.”
What is the Green Sevens Campaign?
For 2019, the Green Sevens aims to introduce a “reusable, paid-deposit, pint cup” according to a statement from the HKRU. Under the slogan of “Tackling Waste”, the campaign is being spearheaded by “The Purpose Business (TPB), a Hong Kong-based consultancy that helps Asian businesses be a force for good – for society, the environment and their bottom line.”
The Purpose Business Founder and Director Pat Dwyer said, “The Purpose Business is already an HKRU Community Foundation Sponsor and Partner and we couldn’t be prouder about growing our partnership with them as they champion the Green Sevens for the sixth time.”
250,000 reusable cups have been purchased, made from fully recycled plastic and have a lifespan of five years.
These will be collected, washed and sanitised, and re-used over the rugby 7s weekend.
HKRU CEO Robbie McRobbie said:
“We’re proud to be introducing reusable cups as part of our continuous efforts to make the Sevens greener, and we believe that this will significantly reduce the amount of plastic waste generated, eliminating potential harm to the environment and helping to save space in our increasingly full landfills.”
Re-usable pint cups at the HK Sevens: How does it work?
- Spectators at the HK7s stadium will be asked to pay an HK$10 deposit for a reusable cup.
- Cups may be returned by the fans to reclaim their $10, or it can be dropped into one of the charity cup collection bins.
- Using Octopus Cards Limited, cup deposits can be paid and refunds received using an Octopus card.
- Reusable jugs and cups will not be used in the South Stand but will be applied across all other public concession points.