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To achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the Hong Kong Government has mapped out the Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035 with a comprehensive plastic management strategy to eliminate plastics at source. However, most types of plastics have extremely low recyclability with only two (drink bottles and personal care products) among the seven types of plastics are accepted in Hong Kong recycling bins.

Local start-up EcoBricks has broken the recycling bottleneck with its proprietary and process formula and is now able to up-cycle all the seven types of plastics, including mixed and composite plastic that are currently impossible to recycle, into sustainable construction materials, presenting a viable circular economy solution to urban plastic waste.

Join us for a visit to EcoBricks' factory on 29 November when the company's Founder and CEO Shervin Sharghy will explain the breakthrough technology of converting plastic wastes into concrete bricks without heating or melting them through a low-energy cold production process that eliminates harmful emissions or pollutants.

Tentative programme:

2:30 pm: Coach departs from Admiralty (for members who wish to utilize the coach service)
3:00 pm: Assemble at EcoBricks factory
3:05 pm: Meet & greet by Shervin Sharghy, Founder & CEO of EcoBricks
3:10 pm: Guided tour on the process of up-cycling plastic waste into sustainable construction materials
3:50 pm: Discussion
4:30 pm: End of Visit. Coach departs for Admiralty

Important Notes:
- Due to limited spaces, a maximum of two representatives from each company may attend. Additional places will be subject to availability. The Chamber and the hosting party reserve the right to decline applications.
- Participants are required to have received at least three doses of COVID-19 vaccine or are within six months after having received the second dose of vaccine.
- To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we would like to kindly ask that members wear face-masks at all times during the visit. Unless a COVID-19 test has been conducted and the results are negative, please also refrain from joining if you have been in close contact with anyone who is quarantined or if there has been a confirmed case at your place of residence over the last 14 days.

DISCLAIMER
Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.

Speaker(s)

Shervin Sharghy

Founder and CEO, EcoBricks

A former investment banker turned impact entrepreneur, Shervin has dedicated himself to developing a financially viable and scalable solution to the global plastic waste crisis and reducing the environmental damage and carbon footprint of the construction industry.

He launched EcoBricks in Hong Kong as a 100% circular economy solution to waste plastic that would otherwise end up in landfills or the ocean.  By turning waste that is deemed to be worthless into high quality building materials, his vision is to demonstrate that the dividing line between trash and a valuable commodity is simply innovation.

Language English
Date and Time 2022/11/29 15:00 to 16:30
Venue Cambridge Plaza, 188 San Wan Road, Sheung Shui
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Gillian Tam
Tel: 28231246
Email: gillian@chamber.org.hk
Fee
  • HK$ 310 for Members (For members only)
+$50 for booking offline
Members Only
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