Thursday 25 Aug 2022
Hong Kong produces over 15,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste per day, which includes 2,500 tonnes of waste plastics. Plastics are everywhere in our life as they are cheap, lightweight and durable. However, upon decomposition to microplastics, they can infiltrate into our water, air, soil, etc., posing severe threats to the environment and ecology. In Spring 2022, scientists announced they have found microplastics in human blood for the first time.
In recent years, countries have come to recognize the importance of responsible consumption and going plastic-free. The practices of reducing the use of plastic materials, especially single-use plastic products, and using other alternatives have been explored and adopted. The Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Office (SRSDO) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is pleased to offer the ‘Design Thinking Summer 2022: Responsible Consumption x Sustainable Development’ programme this Summer.
Through trainings and workshops, design thinking and implementation of solutions, the programme educates participants on the importance of SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production, and develops their communication, leadership and organization skills. The programme enables students to unleash their creativity in building a ‘responsible consumption’ campus and community, broaden their horizons and fulfil their responsibilities as global citizens.
Programme Details (Chinese version only)