Hanging out at green shopping malls
During festivals, most people hang out for entertainments. Hong Kong is crowned as a “shopping paradise” where there is a great variety of goods available. Recently, consumers have become more concerned with environmentally-friendly and health caring products. Meanwhile, shopping malls and shops keep “evolving” to provide a greener and more comfortable shopping experience.
Your shopping experience begins at the moment you step into the mall. Most ground areas and floor space in shopping malls are with indoor shelters. With special designs to use sunlight as the source of illumination, people will find the shopping malls more spacious. Coupled with good indoor air quality and suitable temperature, it enables shoppers to enjoy a pleasant shopping experience and shopping malls to save electricity and reduce emission.
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Environmentally-friendly products are on-trend. The designs of shops are also modified to adapt to the new trend. Environmentally-friendly and toxin-free building materials, such as timber from sustainable forest management, energy-saving illumination systems and paints with little VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are preferred, so as to construct a better and healthier shopping environment. Of course, consumers are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags and reduce waste from gift wrapping, and work hand in hand to save the environment.
Hong Kong Green Building Council and Construction Industry Council have co-founded the Hong Kong Green Shop Alliance. Click to see more.
When you feel exhausted after shopping, you may take some rest in restaurants. The “Big Waster” has been a successful campaign that people are no longer wasting food or biting off more than they can chew. Besides, more and more restaurants begin to help recycle food residue and residual oil, and send excessive food ingredients to charitable organisations. This can turn trash into treasure and reduce waste.
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After taking a rest, you may continue exploring the shopping malls. In addition to retail shops, there are green areas in the shopping malls, which enable shoppers to enjoy sunlight and green trees within the malls. As a matter of fact, there are many green shopping malls nearby. Their designs of greenery help improve the surrounding environment. These malls also hold environmental protection campaigns regularly which welcome the public to join. Next time when you visit these malls, do enjoy yourself in the pleasant shopping environment and facilities.

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