Where to recycle your mooncake tins in Hong Kong after Mid-Autumn Festival

  • The Housing Authority will have a recycling scheme at all estates until the end of October
  • Kee Wah Bakery, Maxim’s, and other bakeries will also have collection points
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Mooncake tins aren't that great for the environment, but thankfully, there are several places where you can recycle them.

Mid-Autumn Festival (aka Mooncake Day) is this week, and while loads of families buy the eggy treats for moongazing, these days we know that the tins they come in are not great for the environment. Thankfully, there are places where you can recycle the boxes.

In 2014, a scheme set up by the Housing Authority collected more than 54,000 mooncake boxes weighing a total of 16 tonnes. 

The scheme will continue this year at all housing estates under the authority’s management until the end of October. 

Greeners Action will also be coordinating collection, with more details on their website and Facebook page.

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Kee Wah Bakery will have collection points at certain stores in Tuen Mun, Tsim Sha Tsui and a few other locations.

To encourage recycling, they will also offer a $20 coupon per tin.

Maxim’s and Swire Properties are also working together on their annual programme, Project Green Moon – Mooncake Boxes Collection to collect boxes at malls run by Swire, including Cityplaza and Pacific Place, with collection ending on October 15.

We wish you all a happy, green Mid-Autumn!

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