With almost universal ownership of mobile phones even among teenagers, coupled with a temptation to own new devices with more features: are people in Hong Kong concerned about the growing amount of electronic-waste (e-waste) and its impact on the environment and on one's health? Do they want to be part of the solution? How can government do more? How can manufacturers do more?
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and AIA Group Limited (AIA) are committed to giving back to the local community and being at the forefront of issues that impact many. Both see e-waste as a burgeoning issue that impacts the environment and by implication, also the health of people in the community. In 2012, CUHK and AIA joined hands to raise awareness about the growing challenge of e-waste and mobilize various stakeholders to do their part in helping to resolve this problem.
CUHK is also dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders who understand the importance of making a positive impact on their local community and the environment. Following the launch of its Healthy Living Index and related activities in 2011, this project also supports AIA's commitment to helping people lead healthier lives.
Browse through this website to find out more about their collaboration, including findings from a landmark survey among 1,200 adults in Hong Kong as well as results from a survey among 740 CUHK students.