Paper Trash or Recycled Furniture? That is the Question!

 

Hong Kong produces roughly 1.8 million tones of paper trash each year. Landfills are running out of space, and only a few people bother to recycle amid a consume-then-throw-away culture. Imagine if you could take all this paper trash and turn it into fully-functional and eco-friendly furniture using the art of papier-mâché.  Continue reading Paper Trash or Recycled Furniture? That is the Question!

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The Future is NOW!

 

The fourth post I wrote for Scoutnetworkblog.com Check it out!

 

Ever dreamt of owning a robot that can make things upon request? Now you can. MakerBot Industries makes 3D printers– machines that actually creates products that the user instructs it to make. You may do a double take and ask, WHAT?! Continue reading The Future is NOW!

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Teaching for Good

My third post for the scoutnetworkblog.com

 

The various ethnicities that thrive in Hong Kong as well as the constant influx of foreign nationals bring about a tough working climate where plenty of issues surface. Having encountered these problems firsthand, a team of young student leaders decided to provide solutions instead of being a part of the problem.. .Read the whole story

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Eco-friendly Fashion: The New Fad?

My second post for Scoutnetworkblog.com, check it out!

 

What would you do with an old car seat? Ever imagined using the leather to create stylish bags?

One day Billy Potts walked down a back street in Hong Kong and noticed a pile of used car seats outside a taxi garage. He took a bunch of materials from the seats home and begun making bag prototypes, and Handsome Bag Co. was born. Read the whole story.

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Young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong with a head for business and a heart for the world

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear Hong Kong? Probably you get an image in your head of sky scrapers, loads of people, bustling streets with open markets and fast-paced “no-time-to-talk” businessmen. This was my first impression of Hong Kong when I arrived in 2007. It is truly a business center occupied by banks and financial institutions, companies without an office in Hong Kong might not be worth knowing about. Few people in the West consider China to be a good place for young entrepreneurs. “The Chinese are not creative enough” or “They only care about making money” are common phrases used by entrepreneurial businesses in the West. I disagree.

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