Use of On-site Shredders for Volume Reduction of Plastic Bottles to make their Recycling Cost-effective  

Project Title: Use of On-site Shredders for Volume Reduction of Plastic Bottles to make their Recycling Cost-effective

Applicant: Hong Kong Productivity Council

Total Approved Grant: $140,000 (Actual expenditure: $138,019)

Duration: 31.12.2001 to 31.8.2002

Project Status/Remarks: Completed

Scope:
To develop a compact on-site plastic bottle shredder, which could turn space-demanding plastic bottles into manageable size for transportation

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes :

The project was able to achieve its objective, i.e. to establish a compact, user-friendly device for the volume reduction of plastic bottles to facilitate recycling and also to demonstrate the machine to hotels, restaurants and property management companies.

HKPC has arranged on-site trials in several hotels. Besides, over 10 demonstration visits had been organized for hotel, property management and hospital sectors in July - August 2002. The responses received were positive and some had expressed interest in acquiring this equipment for their recovery programmes.

HKPC had also paired up with 2-3 collectors and regarded the machine as having business potential.

List of Demonstration of Plastic Bottle Compactor

Date Demonstration Events No. of participants
17 - 25 May 2002 JW Marriott Hotel
7
2-Jun-02 World Environment Day 2002 organized by Environmental Campaign Committee and Environmental Protection Department (EPD) at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Over 100
5 - 9 Jun 2002 Environmental Day 2002 at Ocean Park
Over 100
24 Jun - 2 July 2002 Conrad International Hotel
8
3 & 4 July 2002 Environmental Exhibition & Conference for the Food & Restaurant Trade at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Over 100
5-10 Jul 2002 Hong Kong Police ( Wong Tai Sin District )
7
12-Jul-02 Grand Hyatt Hotel
6
23 Jul - 16 Aug 2002 Renaissance Harbour View Hotel
8
26-Jul-02 Demo visit mainly for hotel industry
51
6-Aug-02 Hang Yick Property
5
9 Aug 2002 & 10 Aug 2002 Demo visit mainly for property management sectors
58
13-Aug-02 Shamshuipo community charity organizations
12
14-Aug-02 Shui On Properties Management
10 Kong
16-Aug-02 Demo visit mainly for hospitals and property management
39
29-Aug-02 Chiu's Domestic ( Variety ) Service Co
2
30-Aug-02 Urban Property Management
5
3-Sep-02 Kowloon Hotel
3
5-Sep-02 Queen Elizabeth Hospital
6-Sep-02 Discovery Bay Property
18-Sep-02 Funning Property Management
27-Oct-02 Creative Environmental Friendly Robotics Tournament 2002 organized by Green Council at Loke Yew Hall of The University of Hong