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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.

 

Episode 48: Ties Upcycling, Margaret Leung

26 august 2019

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to one last guest before our short break, Margaret Leung from Les Beatitudes, on her upcycling project with neck ties and how everyone can be part of the environmental and social change if they want to. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 47: Children’s Clothes, Aira Sasso

19 august 2019

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to Aira Sasso from Kidsdressmart on kids’ clothing and how to be more sustainable with it. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 46: Beauty & Skincare, Sonalies Figueiras

12 august 2019

On Trash Talk this week, Green Queen’s Sonalies Figueiras talks about the beauty and skincare industry, as well as how the sustainability community grew in Hong Kong during the past decade. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 45: Recycled Toilet Paper,Brenda Haitema

5 august 2019

On Trash Talk today, Marcy Trent Long talks to Brenda Haitema from Who Gives A Crap! about what one uses when doing their business - toilet paper! Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 44: Sustainable fashion & textile recycling, edwin keh

29 JULY 2019

On today’s Trash Talk, Edwin Keh of HKRITA chats with Marcy Trent Long about the ambitious plans by the government to make Hong Kong a center for sustainable fashion and textile recycling. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 43: Bulk Buy Shops, Raphael de Ry

22 JULY 2019

For this week’s Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long will be talking to bulk buy shop owner Raphael de Ry about ways to reduce our ecological footprint during shopping. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 42: Paper Straws, Gary Stokes

15 JULY 2019

On Trash Talk this week, Marcy Trent Long speaks to Gary Stokes from The Last Straw about paper straws & the social change he would like to push with them. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 41: DIY with waste, Kevin Cheung

8 JULY 2019

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long will be speaking with Kevin Cheung, an upcycling product designer on upcycling to give you some ideas on how to DIY with materials that most people consider as waste. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 40: BEC EnviroSeries, CW Cheung

24 JUNE 2019

CW Cheung from the Business Environmental Council talks to Marcy Trent Long about their EnviroSeries conferences and the Producer Responsibility Scheme. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 39: Island Schools Maker Space, Tim Parker, Christophe Hatterer, Anya Saunders

17 JUNE 2019

Teacher Tim Parker and students Christophe Hatterer and Anya Saunders shares with us their school’s innovative maker space and their efforts on upcycling plastics into new products. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 38: Recycling and Upcycling Used Sails, Karta Healy

10 JUNE 2019

Designer Karta Healy talks to Marcy Trent Long on giving used racing sails from yacht clubs a second, or even a third & fourth life. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 37: Green Dragons, Suzanne Younan

3 JUNE 2019

Suzanne Younan of the Nonprofit Green Dragons, explains to Trash Talk Host Marcy Trent Long, how the upcoming Dragon Boat festival will use less plastic and less waste than ever before. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 36: Remake Repair Parties, Angel Or & Jamie Wei

27 May 2019

On today’s episode of Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long will be chatting to Angel Or and Jamie Wei from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology student-initiated team "REMAKE" about how to avoid creating electronic waste by giving your electronics a second life. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 35: Leave no Trace, Fiona Ching

20 May 2019

On Trash Talk today, Marcy Trent Long will be chatting with Fiona Ching from TrailWatch about how we can contribute to keeping our country parks clean and waste-free in Hong Kong. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 34: Hydroplast, Paul Skelcher

6 May 2019

For today’s Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long has invited Paul Skelcher to introduce Hydroplast, a water-soluble, biodegradable, compostable, and non-toxic plastic technology that could potentially change the plastics we use every day. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 33: Plastic Marine Waste, Mandy Lo

29 April 2019

On today’s episode of Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to Mandy Lo from the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation about Cetacean Stranding Response Team and how plastic marine waste affects the lives of cetaceans in Hong Kong. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 32: Swapping, Samathy Woo

15 April 2019

On this week's Trash Talk, Marcy Trent long speaks with Samathy Woo from JupYeah about the concept of swapping & its growth in Hong Kong. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 31: Conscious Festival, Paula Miquelis

8 April 2019

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to Paula Miquelis of Green is the New Black – about the upcoming Conscious festival. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 30: Rugby Sevens, Robbie McRobbie

1 April 2019

On this week's Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to Robbie McRobbie from Hong Kong Rugby Union about their green initiatives for this year’s Rugby Sevens. Co-produced by Crystal Wu. 


Episode 29: Renting Tableware

25 March 2019

Marcy Trent Long is finding out about how you can save waste by renting tableware instead of opting for the disposables! Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 28: SoapCycling, Patrick Davis

18 March 2019

On today’s episode of Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Patrick Davis of SoapCyling about their Hong Kong social enterprise that takes soap waste from the hospitality industry and recycles it for the disadvantaged across the world. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 27: Hong Kong New Plastic Recycling Center

11 March 2019

On Trash Talk this week: Hong Kong is getting a new plastic recycling center by 2020!  Marcy Trent Long talks about it with William Davies of Swire Beverages, Phyllis Ng of Baguio Green Group, and Tobias Huinink of Alba Group Asia. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 26: Hong Kong Ploggers, James Marlow

4 March 2019

On today’s episode of Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long will be chatting to James Marlow of Hong Kong Ploggers – the newest eco-friendly fitness trend to hit Hong Kong. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 25: Tree Waste, Kit Lee

25 February 2019

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to Kit Lee from Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden to discuss the tree waste problem in Hong Kong. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 24: Waste Charge Scheme, Wendell Chan

18 February 2019

For this week’s Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long will be talking to Wendell Chan from Friends of the Earth (HK) about the recent Waste Charging Scheme bill. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 23: Drink Without Waste Initiative, Dana Winograd

11 February 2019

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to Dana Winograd from Plastic Free Seas to discuss the Drink Without Waste Initiative in Hong Kong. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 22: Community Green Stations, Kenny Chan

4 February 2019

On Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to Kenny Chan, station manager of Kwun Tong CGS from Christian Family Service Centre about the community green stations in Hong Kong. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 21: Metal and Glass Recycling, Philippe Li

28 January 2019

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long will be speaking to Phillipe Li from Hong Kong Recycles about metal and glass recycling. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 20: CNY Spring Cleaning, David Begbie

21 January 2019

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to David Begbie about Chinese New Year spring cleaning! Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 19: Polyfoam Recycling, Andy Li

14 January 2019

On this week's Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long talks to Andy Li, the founder of the Missing Link Polyfoam Recycling Scheme, about expanded polystyrene recycling in Hong Kong. Co-produced by Crystal Wu.


Episode 18: Reusing Red Packets, angus Ho

7 January 2019

On today’s episode of Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long will be chatting to Angus Ho from Greener’s Action about how to avoid creating waste while enjoying the Chinese New Year holidays! Co-produced by Oscar Lee & Crystal Wu.


Episode 17: Plastic Recycling, Philippe Li

31 December 2018

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long will be speaking Philippe Li from Hong Kong Recycles about the situation of plastic recycling in Hong Kong, as well as what you can do with different types of plastics in Hong Kong.
Co-produced by Oscar Lee & Crystal Wu.


Episode 16: School Uniforms, Karen Ho

24 December 2018

On Trash Talk this week, Marcy Trent Long speaks to Karen Ho from World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong about school uniforms and how to be more environmentally-friendly with them! Co-produced by Oscar Lee & Crystal Wu.


Episode 15: Food Angel, Mimi Leung

17 December 2018

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long speaks with Mimi Leung of Food Angel about how to avoid so much food waste during the upcoming holidays! Co-produced by Oscar Lee.


Episode 14: Baby Paraphernalia

11 December 2018

For this week’s Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long will be having a mom’s talk with Victoria Chuard from Petit Tippi about ways to reduce our babies’ environmental impact. Co-produced by Heidi Au.


Episode 13: Food

3 December 2018

For today’s Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long has invited Chef Peggy Chan to introduce her ways to maximising the potential of our cooking ingredients to avoid food waste. Co-produced by Heidi Au.


Episode 12: Musical Instruments

26 november 2018

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long will be speaking with Alan Leung from Joint School Music Association on musical instruments and what you can do with them when you no longer need them. Co-produced by Heidi Au.


Episode 11: Waste Automobile Oil

19 november 2018

Following last week’s episode on used cooking oil, Suzanne Cheung will be speaking with Marcy Trent Long about the situation of waste automobile oil recycling on Hong Kong. Co-produced by Heidi Au.


Episode 10: Used Cooking Oil

12 november 2018

On today’s episode of Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long will be chatting to Suzanne Cheung, an environmentalist with over 20 years of experience, about dealing with used cooking oil in Hong Kong. Co-produced by Heidi Au.


Episode 9: Disposable Food Packaging

5 november 2018

We have Hannah Chung, a zero waste blogger, speaking with Marcy Trent Long on Trash Talk about ways you can avoid disposable food packaging. Co-produced by Heidi Au.


Episode 8: Food Waste

29 October 2018

On Trash Talk today, Marcy Trent Long will be chatting with Bobsy Gaia, the founder of Mana! Fast slow food about dealing with food waste in Hong Kong. Co-produced by Heidi Au.


Episode 7: Sunscreen and bug repellent

22 October 2018

On this week’s Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long has Christina Cheung from the local skincare brand, Soaper Delights to talk about the environmental impact of bug repellents and sunscreens. Co-produced by Miranda Zhang.


Episode 6: Personal Care

15 October 2018

On Trash Talk today, Marcy Trent Long will be speaking to Annabelle Baker, the director of Lush about how we can go “naked“  and reduce waste from personal care packaging. Co-produced by Miranda Zhang.


Episode 5: Textiles

8 October 2018

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long has got Hanna Hallin, the sustainability manager of H&M to discuss the unlimited possibilities of creating fashion garments from the old textiles that you recycle. Co-produced by Kathleen Quackenbush.


Episode 4: Batteries

24 September 2018

On Trash Talk today, Marcy Trent Long is going to chat with Winnie Wong from the EPD about the well established battery recycling programme in Hong Kong.  Co-produced by Kathleen Quackenbush.


Episode 3: Printer Cartridges

17 September 2018

This week on Trash Talk, Marcy Trent long speaks with Man Yip from Greeners’ Action about their printer cartridge recycling program. Co-produced by Kathleen Quackenbush.


Episode 2: Computers

10 September 2018

Following last week’s episode of Trash Talk on electronic waste recycling, Marcy Trent Long chats again with Nigel Mattravers from ALBA, as well as introducing Damon Wong from Caritas Workshop to chat about what Hong Kong people can recycle and donate their old computers. Co-produced by Heidi Au.


Episode 1: large home appliances

3 September 2018

Kicking off the first episode of a new Green Monday feature series called Trash Talk, Marcy Trent Long tells us about the just opened electronic waste recycling facility in Hong Kong.  She discusses how to recycle and reuse large home appliances with Nigel Mattravers, the general director of ALBA. Co-produced by Heidi Au.