Managing to keep your cool

Your refrigerant management could help reverse global warming, says Dr Merrin Pearse, and if it’s not, then you’re probably adding to the problem [...]

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Plastic waste is a boardroom issue

The global focus on single-use plastic is growing exponentially, and this is not a conversation confined to consumers and restaurant managers. Resources, and [...]

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Infographic Journey of a plastic water bottle in Hong Kong, The Purpose Business

Journey of a Hong Kong plastic water bottle

Over five million water bottles are used every day in Hong Kong - what happens to them? This infographic (updated for 2019) demonstrates [...]

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Event planning for waste reduction. The Purpose Business

Event planning for waste reduction

As we approach the main outdoor events season in Hong Kong, which is followed closely by the Christmas and Chinese New Year festivities, [...]

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‘Biodegradable, compostable, eco-plastic’ – but is it better? The Purpose Business

‘Biodegradable, compostable, eco-plastic’ – but is it better?

Dr Merrin Pearse explains what the terms on your plastic packaging mean and why it's important to understand them. Your company has done [...]

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Thoughts on sustainability leadership, The Purpose Business

Thoughts on sustainability leadership

Dr Merrin Pearse is inspired by a discussion on sustainable business leadership hosted by GlobeScan’s co-CEO Chris Coulter. Over the last year there [...]

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No time for waste: action plastic pollution, The Purpose Business

No time for waste: taking action on plastic pollution

There are growing concerns about single use plastic ending up in our waterways or oceans. These concerns are helping to highlight how disposable [...]

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Infographic Journey of a plastic water bottle in Hong Kong, The Purpose Business

Journey of a Hong Kong plastic water bottle

So what happens to Hong Kong's five million water bottles that are used every day? This infographic demonstrates the different journeys a single-use bottle can [...]

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Plastic recycling – it’s not simple so what should we do?

It is great to see the increasing focus now on the issue of plastic recycling since so much plastic is single use and [...]

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Race against waste at the Volvo Ocean Race

We all like a sporting challenge, and what better sporting challenge to be part of than the Volvo Ocean Race’s call to action [...]

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Party without plastic cups, The Purpose Business

Partying without creating a pile of plastic cups?

Dr Merrin Pearse‘s guide to avoiding the perils of plastic during the party season.   As you enjoy the summer parties at the beach, […]

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Clean and green at ProWine Asia

Catch TPB's Dr Merrin Pearse at the ProWine Asia exhibition in Hong Kong, and enjoy an expert conversation on looking at whether 'clean and green' [...]

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G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality Conference

Catch TPB's Dr Merrin Pearse when he speaks at G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality conference in Hong Kong. Designed specifically for the hospitality industry, the G.R.E.E.N. Hospitality [...]

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Single-use plastic conundrum in Asia

TPB's Dr Merrin Pearse will be talking about single-use plastic at Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) in Singapore. ADEX is the largest, and longest-running, [...]

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Recycling in Hong Kong

TPB's Dr Merrin Pearse will join the American Women's Association in January for a morning talk on Hong Kong's recycling. Confused about what you [...]

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Wading through plastics

TPB's Dr Merrin Pearse will be moderating an exciting conversation on single-use plastic, convened by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. [...]

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Hong Kong Eco Film Festival

The Purpose Business is delighted to be supporting the inaugural Hong Kong Eco Film Festival. The Hong Kong Eco Film Festival (HKEFF) is [...]

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The future of waste

Ever wondered about the life cycle of a plastic bottle? When we dispose of our waste, where exactly is 'away'? TPB's Dr Merrin [...]

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Thinking sustainably: managing and reducing waste

In the midst of a global plastic crisis, it is now even more important than ever that we ensure sustainability is a top [...]

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The future of food

TPB's Dr Merrin Pearse will facilitate the Future of Food co-organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (BritCham) and the American Chamber [...]

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Plastic China film screening & panel

Conscious Cinema and Zero Waste Life present a screening of Plastic China - Jiu-liang Wang's award-winning portrait of poverty, ambition and hope set in [...]

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Single use plastic at events, Volvo Ocean Race workshop

The Volvo Ocean Race is coming to Hong Kong for the first time. To support Volvo Ocean Race’s commitment to sustainability, the Race […]

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