TRASH TALK

TRASH TALK takes a lighthearted look at recycling in Hong Kong with host Marcy Trent Long. Listen to discover trash tips and tricks.

Produced in partnership with Plastic Free Seas and the 123 Show on RTHK3.

Find Episode 1-100 here.

EPISODE 156 SUSTAINABLE ASIA IN QUARANTINE HOTELS

1 AUGUST 2022

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Natalie Ip, the Head of Sustainability at Dorsett Hospitality International, about their green efforts as quarantine hotels.

EPISODE 155 VEGWARE

25 JULY 2022

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Managing Director of ‘Vegware’, Ceicy Wong about their plant-based compostable food containers, and their aim to reduce waste in Hong Kong.

EPISODE 154 TAKEAWAY

18 JULY 2022

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Senior Manager of Sustainable Development of Swire Properties Patrick Ho on how takeaway has impacted the waste landscape in Hong Kong.

EPISODE 153 SHOPPING BEHAVIOUR DURING COVID

11 JULY 2022

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Director of Circular Fashion at Redress to look at how COVID has changed clothes shopping behaviour and how it has impacted the waste landscape.

EPISODE 152 GREEN CONFERENCE 2022

04 JULY 2022

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Executive Director of Green Hospitality Lucia Loposova about this year’s Green Conference happening tomorrow.

EPISODE 151 DISPOSABLE WATER CONTAINERS SHOWOFF

07 MARCH 2022

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Dana Winograd from Plastic Free Seas, our behind the scenes partner in the show. She shares with us about why buying water in plastic bottles could be better than buying it in liquid cartons.

EPISODE 150 WANCHAI RECYCLING CENTER

28 FEBRUARY 2022

Did you know that the Wanchai Recycling Center is award-winning? This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Ruby Hung from the Environmental Protection Department about its design concepts and aims.

EPISODE 149 HONG KONG WASTE OUTLOOK FOR

21 FEBRUARY 2022

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Helga Vanthournout from Wealth of Flows Consulting to look back on the Hong Kong waste scene in the past few years.

EPISODE 148 NEW BIOTECHOLOGY PROJECT

14 FEBRUARY 2022

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Baguio CEO Phyllis Ng to talk about their new biotechnology project involving black soldier fly larvae and chicken waste in Hong Kong.

EPISODE 147 ANIMAL RESCUE

7 FEBRUARY 2022

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Executive Director Wander Meijer from the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden about their animal rescue efforts in Hong Kong, as well as their other initiatives to support the environment.

EPISODE 146 SUSTAINABLE FASHION BRANDS

31 JANUARY 2022

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Agnes Mg, Senior Digital Marketing Manager of fashion brand Save The Duck, about their recycled polyester down jackets and their other sustainable initiatives as a fashion brand.

EPISODE 145 RECYCLING CENTERS IN PLASTIC MARKETS

24 JANUARY 2021

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with District councillor Paul Zimmerman, looking at the idea of recycling centres being located in public markets.

EPISODE 144 OFFICE FURNITURE WASTE

17 JANUARY 2022

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with District councillor Paul Zimmerman, looking at the idea of recycling centres being located in public markets.

EPISODE 143 YARD WASTE FACILITY

10 JANUARY 2022

Hong Kong’s yard waste facility is celebrating its fifth year in Hong Kong. This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with EPD Senior Environmental Protection Officer Keith Lai about how the facility works.

EPISODE 142 ECO-FRIENDLY GIFT IDEAS

13 DECEMBER 2021

This week, EcoDriveHK co-founder Angela Chang Matsuzawa shares with Marcy Trent Long a few eco-friendly gift ideas for the upcoming festive season.

EPISODE 141 PLASTIC POLLUTION

06 DECEMBER 2021

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks to Doug Woodring from Ocean Recovery Alliance about its partnership with adventurer Erden Eruc who is rowing from California to Hong Kong to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the ocean.

EPISODE 140 THE NATURE WORKS PITCH DAY

29 NOVEMBER 2021

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with winners of the Nature Works Pitch Day, hosted by ESF and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) about their genius pitch of using children crayons as alternatives to whiteboard markers.

EPISODE 139 HOW CAN VICTORIA HARBOUR BE PROTECTED FROM RISING COASTAL THREATS?

22 NOVEMBER 2021

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Fergal Tse and Oscar Wong, two students from HKU Architecture about their research on “How can Victoria Harbour be protected from rising coastal threats?” with China Water Risk.

EPISODE 138 HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCTS, SUNNY PAL

15 NOVEMBER 2021

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks to Sunny Pal from Island Life about a new product where a tablet can be transformed into household cleaning products.

EPISODE 137 HONG KONG’S TEXTILE RECYCLING, RONNA CHAO

8 NOVEMBER 2021

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Ronna Chao, Chairperson of Novetex Textiles Limited, about their patented Billie System and how it contributes to textile recycling in Hong Kong.

EPISODE 136 HONG KONG CLIMATE ACTION PLAN WASTE REDUCTION, JOHN SAYER

1 NOVEMBER 2021 

Today on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long speaks with John Sayer from Carbon Care Asia about the recently released Climate Action Plan 2050+.

EPISODE 135 FOOD WASTE REDUCTION IN AN APP, DIEGO DULTZIN LACOSTE

25 OCTOBER 2021

On Trash Talk this week, Marcy Trent Long talks to Diego Dultzin Lacoste from Phenix about how to reduce food waste while getting food at a bargain through the app.

EPISODE 134 OCEAN NOISE POLLUTION IN HONG KONG, DORIS WOO

18 OCTOBER 2021

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Doris Woo from WWF HK about ocean noise pollution.

EPISODE 133 WEEE UPDATE 2021, NIGEL MATTRAVERS

11 OCTOBER 2021

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to Nigel Mattravers about updates on the electronic waste recycling facility in Hong Kong WEEE.

EPISODE 132 SINGLE USE PLASTICS SURVEY, HELGA VANTHOURNOUT

4 OCTOBER 2021

Today on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Helga Vanthournout, founder of the Wealth of Flows Consulting, about the Council for Sustainable Development’s survey on plastics.

EPISODE 131 QUARANTINE REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE TIPS, DANA WINOGRAD

27 SEPTEMBER 2021

On Trash Talk this week, we have Dana Winograd from our partner Plastic Free Seas to share with us what they are up to, as well as some tips to reduce, reuse and recycle during travel quarantine.

EPISODE 130 OCEAN SUSTAINABILITY AND CORPORATES IN HONG KONG, JOSHUA WONG

20 SEPTEMBER 2021

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Joshua Wong, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability manager of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels about their sustainability efforts throughout the years as well as the upcoming Hong Kong Ocean Economy Summit.

EPISODE 129 MAKING BEER FROM BREAD WASTE, DEEVANSH GUPTA

13 SEPTEMBER 2021

Today on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Co-Founder of Breer Deevansh Gupta about how they are making beer from surplus white bread in Hong Kong.

EPISODE 128 NEIGHBORHOOD BOTTLE RECYCLING SCHEME, KATIE MOK

6 SEPTEMBER 2021

This week on Trash Talk we have Katie Mok from Drink Without Waste Consortium on the show to talk about their Neighborhood Bottle Recycling Scheme.

EPISODE 127 MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE CHARGING SCHEME, LAWRENCE LU

30 AUGUST 2021

The long-delayed municipal solid waste charging scheme has recently been passed. Marcy Trent Long speaks with Programme Manager of Civic Exchange, Lawrence Lu about the good news.

EPISODE 126 INCUBATING STARTUPS THAT ENCOURAGE SUSTAINABILITY, BEN WONG

23 AUGUST 2021

On Trash Talk this week, Marcy Trent Long talks with Ben Wong, Co-Founder of Impact Kommons, about their effort to help green and sustainability focused start-ups in Hong Kong.

EPISODE 125 BUILDING AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS TO COLLECT TRASH IN HK WATERS, SIDHANT GUPTA AND UTKARSH GOEL

16 AUGUST 2021

Today on Trash Talk, Founders of Clearbot Sidhant Gupta and Utkarsh Goel share with Marcy Trent Long their latest project Clearbot, which can clean the ocean autonomously.

EPISODE 124 WHAT IS PLASTIC’S CARBON FOOTPRINT? CLEMENS KUNZE

9 AUGUST 2021

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Clemens Kunze, Deputy Director at Heinrich Böll Stiftung Asia about their Plastic Atlas Asia Edition and discusses plastic and its carbon footprint.

EPISODE 123 MICROPLASTICS IN HONG KONG, DR. CHRISTELLE NOT

2 AUGUST 2021

Today on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Dr. Christelle Not, Assistant Professor of HKU Earth Sciences and Swire Institute of Marine Sciences about the microplastics issue in Hong Kong.

EPISODE 122 BUILDING COLLABORATION FOR THE RETHINK HK OCTOBER 2021 EXPO AND CONFERENCE, CHRIS BROWN

26 JULY 2021

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Chris Brown, Founder & Director of ReThink HK, about the upcoming ReThink event in October.

EPISODE 121 FUNDING CIRCULAR ECONOMY STARTUPS, ALEXANDER CHAN

19 JULY 2021

Marcy Trent Long speaks with Co-Director of The Mills Fabrica, Alexander Chan about how the Mills Fabrica helps to encourage circular economy startups in Hong Kong.

EPISODE 120 SOAPATHON AND NEW SOAPS HOLIDAY, CHARLOTTE BREYER

12 JULY 2021

For this week’s Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to Charlotte Breyer from Soapcycling on their latest projects such as the Soapathon and the Mey Project.

EPISODE 119 T‧PARK 5TH ANNIVERSARY, ERIC CHAN

5 JULY 2021

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to Senior Environmental Protection Officer of the EPD Eric Chan about the fifth anniversary of T‧PARK, a sludge incineration facility in Hong Kong.

EPISODE 118 SINGLE-USE CONTAINERS, HELGA VANTHOURNOUT

28 JUNE 2021

On Trash Talk today, Marcy Trent Long talks to the founder of Wealth of Flows Consulting, Helga Vanthournout on her latest efforts on how to reduce the amount of single-use containers created in Hong Kong, especially during the pandemic where more and more people are getting takeaways with them.

EPISODE 117 THE JOURNEY OF A GREEN GROUP, ANGUS HO

21 JUNE 2021

Angus Ho from Greeners Action is back on Trash Talk today to tell us more about how Greeners Action come to be what it is today from a small student group in the 90s.

EPISODE 116 DISCOVERY BAY MONTHLY COMMUNITY RECYCLING DAY, DANA WINOGRAD

7 JUNE 2021

Eco-warrior Dana Winograd is back on Trash Talk this week to tell us about how she has been helping people in her community to recycle easier.

EPISODE 115 PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY SCHEME, EDWIN LAU

31 MAY 2021

Edwin Lau, the executive director of Green Earth, is on Trash Talk today to speak to Marcy Trent Long about his views on how Hong Kong should move forward with the producer responsibility scheme.

EPISODE 114 SHOPPING ZERO WASTE, DORA LAM

24 MAY 2021

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to Dora Lam on how she founded Slowood, a zero-waste store in Hong Kong.

EPISODE 113 CARBONWORLD REVERSE VENDING MACHINES, ANDY HO

17 MAY 2021

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to Andy Ho, founder of CarbonWorld, on the city’s reverse vending machines, which gives you money back after you recycle!

EPISODE 112 POLYSTYRENE MARINE POLLUTION, HARRY CHAN

10 MAY 2021

Scuba diver Harry Chan, known as the “Ghost net hunter” comes onto Trash Talk today to tell us more about the polystyrene marine pollution, as well as his work in retrieving disposed fishing nets in the Hong Kong oceans.

EPISODE 111 SEASPIRACY DOCUMENTARY, GARY STOKES

3 MAY 2021

Oceans Asia co-founder Gary Stokes is back on Trash Talk to discuss with Marcy Trent Long about the recent controversial SeaSpiracy documentary.

EPISODE 110 PLASTIC REBORN INITIATIVE, MICHAEL YATES

26 APRIL 2021

On Trash Talk this week, Marcy Trent Long talks with Senior Vice President & Managing Director of P&G Hong Kong Michael Yates about their collaborative effort with Watsons Hong Kong on recycling plastics called the Plastic Reborn Initiative.

EPISODE 109 WASTE BLUEPRINT FOR HONG KONG 2035, LAWRENCE LIU

19 APRIL 2021

This week, Marcy Trent Long speaks to Lawrence Liu from Civic Exchange about the Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035.

EPISODE 108 CONSULTATION PAPER ON PLASTIC BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING PROGRAM, STEPHEN SIU

12 APRIL 2021

Marcy Trent Long speaks with EPD Principal Environmental Protection Officer Stephen Siu this week about their ongoing consultation papers for the Plastic Beverage Container Recycling Program.

EPISODE 107 CITY NATURE CHALLENGE, BENITA CHICK AND SHAUN MARTIN

29 MARCH 2021

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Benita Chick and Shaun Martin from the WWF HK about the City Nature Challenge 2021 where we can all take part by logging wildlife in Hong Kong!

EPISODE 106 NATURAL WATER FILTRATION WITH OYSTERS, MARINE THOMAS

22 MARCH 2021

While oysters are much more well-known as food, it is much more than just a delicacy. Join Marcy Trent Long this week to learn more about how oysters serves as nature’s water filtration system with Marine Thomas from The Natural Conservancy.

EPISODE 105 BUILDING WASTE, FIONA SYKES

15 MARCH 2021

Today on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long speaks to Fiona Sykes from ARUP about how waste is reduced, reused and recycled in various stages of construction.

EPISODE 104 GREEN COUNCIL ECO-LABELLING, STEVEN CHOI AND DICKSON PAK

8 MARCH 2021

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Steven Choi and Dickson Pak from the Green Council about their eco-labelling scheme.

EPISODE 103 ECO-PACKAGING, SONALIE FIGUEIRAS

1 MARCH 2021

The eco-friendly queens are back this week as Marcy Trent Long speaks with Green Queen founder Sonalie Figueiras about new eco-friendly packaging ideas and how to be more mindful of the packaging allure while beauty shopping.

EPISODE 102 GREEN RECOVERY PLAN IN HONG KONG, ANNA KHAN

22 FEBRUARY 2021

Today on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to Anna Khan of the Sustainability Committee of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce about their proposal of a Green Recovery Plan in Hong Kong.

EPISODE 101 EPD GREEN TECH FUND, RAYMOND LEUNG

8 FEBRUARY 2021

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long speaks to Raymond Leung from the Environmental Protection Department (EPD)’s Green Tech Fund and its different priority themes.