Green Tips

Support Hong Kong Book Fair!

Make The Hong Kong Book Fair a Green Spotlight.

The annual “Hong Kong Book Fair” is one of the largest of its kind in Asia, attracting the attendance of several hundred thousand book lovers. The Fair gives the readers an opportunity to have the first glimpse of the new books and to see their favourite writers in person. Through the organisation of the month-long citywide cultural activities, the Fair also aims to cultivate and promote a reading culture among the local public.

During the seven-day event, it is hoped that, besides supporting local cultural activities, visitors would also respond and contribute to the Fair’s appeal for environmental protection to make the Hong Kong Book Fair a green spotlight.
Download app to reduce papers
The HK Book Fair app has already been launched to provide instant fair updates to visitors. Let's go green and reduce the use of paper maps.

Use electronic payment
All booths at the Book Fair have independent cashiers. Due to the epidemic, visitors are encouraged to use electronic payment to reduce cash contact.

In order to avoid cash refills and reduce contact, there will be no physical ticket sales at the venue. E-Tickets can be purchased from 27 June at all 7-11 convenience stores, all Circle K convenience stores, HK Ticketing, Octopus App as well as e-ticketing platform: 01 Space. Visitors can also use Octopus at the fair’s entrance toll booth to pay for the admission directly.

Green travel

The traffic condition in Wanchai might be rather congested due to the ongoing construction work. To prevent serious traffic jam, ask your friends to visit the Hong Kong Book Fair together using public transport. This would help reduce the production of exhaust gas, thereby reduce air pollution.

Carry own shopping bag
Plastic shopping bag (PSB) charging has been fully implemented to all retail outlets, including Book fairs. Exhibitors will not distribute plastic bags to customers for free, unless such use is exempted from the PSB charge. They will have to charge customers not less than 50 cents for each plastic bag. Therefore, visitors are encouraged to bring their own bags.

Environmental-friendly consumption
Use reusable or plain packed products to avoid unnecessary wrappings and therefore, reduce waste production. 

Waste recycle
Categorised waste recycle bins are placed around the fairground. Please cherish our Earth and support waste recycle.