Frequent Questions

Q1: What is “Look For Green”?

Jockey Club “Look For Green” Mobile Recycling Programme (“Look For Green”) is a 2-year environmental project operated by Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC) Environmental Protection and Green Living (EPGL) and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Through Green Advertising Truck services and Second-hand Charity Sales events, “Look For Green” serves the East Kowloon community (Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung, Wong Tai Sin and Kowloon City regions) and brings “Reduce”, “Reuse”, “Recycle” – “3R” elements into real estates and communities by its 3 core services: “Categorized Recycling”, “Community Sharing of Reusables” and “Green Education”.

Q2: How to become a volunteer?

The Look For Green Workgroup welcomes supporters of the Programme to join us as volunteers. For details, please refer to Become a Volunteer.

Q3: What does “Look For Green” collect?

The “Look For Green” Advertising Truck mainly collects 9 types of recyclables: Paper, Plastics (Styrofoam included), Metals, Regulated Electrical Equipment (REE), Small Electrical Appliances, Rechargeable Batteries, Fluorescent Lamps and Tubes, Glass and Beverage Cartons.

Meanwhile, reusables are also collected for community sharing. They include Electrical Appliances, Clothes (80% new), Books, Cooler Bags, Recycle Bags, Baby Products, other brand-new items and special collection items. (For details please refer to What does “Look For Green” look for?)

Q4: Apart from Rechargeable Batteries, does “Look For Green” recycle single-use batteries?

“Look For Green” only collects rechargeable battery for recycling. For recycling channels of single-use battery, please contact the Environmental Protection Department (EPD).

Q5: How is “Look For Green” different from other green projects?

“Look For Green” is a non-governmental social-environmental innovation project funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, serving the East Kowloon community including Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung, Wong Tai Sin and Kowloon City. It is much different from the main stream government-initiated projects and other green services.

In comparison with the 3-coloured waste separation bin, we collect many more types of recyclables including those with lower commercial values, for example: electrical appliances, various kinds of plastics, glass, fluorescent lamps and tubes, rechargeable batteries and etc. Recycling is helper-guided, enabling comparatively thoroughly categorized and clean recycling, making it more convenient for service users and ensuring that recyclables are at good states for handling by down-stream recyclers.

In contrast with the governmental community recycling network built by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD), the “Look For Green” Advertising Truck leverages on its mobility to serve residents at convenient locations, and is able to enter various communities quickly and flexibly. We do not provide any economic incentive on recycling, emphasizing on the value of environmental protection itself as the reward and responsibility of civil citizens. Besides recycling, “Look For Green” emphasize more on education for awareness and actions. By interesting and experiential learning, we strive to promote living of green lifestyle and cultivate the habit of communal reuse.

Q6: Why would NGOs like CFSC participate in environmental protection work?

“Environmental Protection & Green Living” is one of the core services of Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC). As a non-governmental organization (NGO) that services the community, the values behind environmental protection – love, cherishment and preservation – are exactly what we value and advocate while cultivating good citizenship, promoting green community and increase the livability of our city. With CFSC’s network and experience in community servicing, we wish to contribute and add value to environmental protection in Hong Kong.

With the believe that environmental protection requires mutual contribution from every community stakeholder, we actively reach out and seek collaboration with different sectors, launching and extending various green services. We advocate for less wastage and pollution, promote incorporation of environmental protection in daily life, and strive for building a green, livable and sustainable city.

Q7: What is the reason why “Second-Hand Charity Sales” is need to pay for sales? What is the advantage of paying for sales ?

Ans: Some of reusable activities were not be cherished that we could see lots of resource was being wasted. To be a start-up project, we have been tried our best using the lowest amounts to remind people that they buy their items are valuable, it is expected everyone can remind themselves about environmental education effect and to be more cherish our valuable items, After purchasing reusable items, it could be understood that there are lots of efforts have been paid for it.

Q8: What is different between Second Hand charity sales and the advertising truck?

Ans: “Look For Green” advertising truck is always offer residents to take the resource free of charge (e.g. Books, clothing and other new reusable item truck can push the waste reduction. Compare with the items in free of charge, it is average value of the items is relatively high and requires a certain cost. Therefore, they are sold at low prices in the form of bazaars to ensure that people who obtain the reused items know how to cherish them, so that the resources invested can be used properly. Even so, because the target of “Second Selling” is grassroots citizens, the minimum donation price set is still far lower than the value of the goods themselves, and it can help people in need in the community while being environmentally friendly.

Q9: Could “Second hand” Charity sales activities reserve special items ?

In order to maintain fairness with proper arrangements, people who are participating in the “Second hand” charity activity must queue up to enter the venue, and then purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. The time and order of the goods on the shelves are handled randomly by our staffs, and we also No any items will be reserved for individual in advance, so citizens only have to queue up

Q10: Can the clothing and electrical equipment of "Second hand" Charity sales be tried on, tried or returned, and can they be exchange ?

For the hygienic reasons and site restrictions,
there is no changing room, but mirrors and tapes . it is strongly recommended that people need to asked for assistant to help with and noticed that the electrical conditions and operational tests is safety before they buy it.
Since the goods are not returned or exchanged after they purchase it out, people should check carefully and consider before making a choice. If you find abnormal usage of electric equipment after it sold, you can contact us to consider and deal with it according to individual circumstances. Clothing and unsuitable conditions cannot be returned or exchanged.