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HOFEX Hong Kong

May 11, 2023

2023 HOFEX Hong Kong

Today was an exhilarating day as I represented my company at the HOFEX Food Expo in Hong Kong, showcasing our eco-friendly disposable tableware. The bustling city of Hong Kong, with its towering skyscrapers and vibrant streets, was the perfect backdrop for this event.


Hong Kong, a city known for its rich cultural heritage and economic prowess, has always been a melting pot of various cuisines. From the traditional dim sum and roasted meats to the more contemporary fusion dishes, the city's culinary scene is a testament to its diverse population and history. However, with limited land resources and a dense population, Hong Kong faces unique challenges. The city's geographical constraints have led to the development of vertical architecture, with buildings reaching for the skies, and a heavy reliance on marine resources.


As we set up our booth, we were immediately struck by the enthusiasm of the Hong Kong people. Their commitment to sustainability and the environment was evident. A local journalist approached me, expressing interest in our products. She mentioned the recent ambitious initiative by the Hong Kong government to charge for different types and volumes of waste starting from April 1, 2024. This move, she explained, was part of a broader strategy to combat the city's waste problem. Furthermore, from 2023 onwards, there will be a gradual ban on the sale of various disposable tableware items in the region over a span of three years.


The journalist's interest was not just in our products but also in the story behind them. She was keen to feature our company and products on a local online platform, highlighting our commitment to the environment and our innovative solutions to the disposable tableware issue.


Later in the day, we were approached by academic experts who invited us to participate in a conference that bridges the gap between industry and academia. They were particularly interested in sustainable solutions for Hong Kong's food and beverage sector, given the city's heavy reliance on marine resources and the challenges posed by limited land availability.


We also learned more about Hong Kong's environmental challenges. The city grapples with issues like air pollution, waste management, and the overexploitation of marine resources. However, the government and the people are taking proactive steps to address these concerns. The ban on disposable tableware and the waste charging scheme are just the tip of the iceberg.


As the day came to a close, we reflected on the incredible opportunities that lie ahead. The people of Hong Kong are passionate about making a difference, and with our eco-friendly disposable tableware, we can be a part of this transformative journey.






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