When our household first stepped out on our journey to reduce waste, Plastic-Free HK is the first place I stumbled upon. Since then there are more eco-conscious outlets in Hong Kong, but founder Lisa has always set the bar higher by introducing plastic-free products. Even when it comes to the end of these products' lives, they are not harming our environment.
All the products in the shop remind me of Dieter Rams' design principle, they are beautiful because of the simplicity of their function and material. Head over to www.https://www.plasticfreehk.com/ to see for yourself.
How did the brand come about? I wanted to create a more sustainable home for my own family and realized I did not have access to the resources/products I needed here in Hong Kong. So I decided to try and fill the hole/need in the market and become Hong Kong’s one-stop shop for all things plastic-free and sustainable.
What change do you want to see? I want to see the Hong Kong people become more aware of the effects their disposable plastic waste is having on the environment and take responsibility by making better, more consistent choices to combat this problem. I would love it if more people would bring their own reusables with them wherever they go: water bottle, bag, straw, coffee cup, etc.
Where are products from? We import our products from all over the world: Germany, US, Canada are the 3 major ones.
What requirements do products need to meet? Products need to be sustainable and plastic-free, packaging and all. We do have a few products with a bit of plastic (our toothpaste has a plastic cap), but we feel even with this they are still helping to reduce a significant amount of plastic waste. Our goal though is to be completely plastic free so we are always looking to improve with better and more compliant products.
How do you package your products? All of our products are wrapped in tissue paper if needed and shipped in paper envelopes/boxes, padded with paper and sealed with paper tape.