A green group will launch what it calls 'Moonkick Action' during and after the Mid-Autumn Festival, hoping to break last year's record number of mooncake boxes collected for recycling. Friends of the Earth, which collected 120,000 boxes in last year's campaign, wants to increase this to 180,000 this year. All the boxes recovered will be handed to recyclers. Announcing the second campaign yesterday, the environmentalists called on the government to provide an 'all-inclusive recycling channel' for residents to sort out all recyclables. They said half of the domestic waste that could be collected and recycled was probably thrown away because it did not fit the existing recycling bins. About 3 million mooncake boxes are thrown away each year. The mooncake boxes will be collected in about 200 housing estates. The Hong Kong Professional Teachers Union has pledged to promote the scheme in schools. The group next month will announce the top mooncake-box collector in the campaign. Last year, Pui Tak Canossian College was the champion school, collecting 4,081 mooncake boxes. Form Five student Jessica Leung was the top collector, getting 320 boxes by going door to door. 'You've got to be bold, polite and sincere. Don't be afraid to ask,' she said yesterday.