2008-08-20

Sino Group clinches "Best Participating Property Management Company" award in EPD's Competition on Source Separation of Domestic Waste

Sino Group and its properties took forty awards in EPD's Competition on Source Separation of Domestic Waste 2007/08.

Among the accolades, Sino Estates Management proudly won the "Best Participating Management Company Award", while Serenity Park 1 received the "Award for Promotion". Twelve other Sino-managed properties were granted certificates in the "Source Separation Programme for Commercial and Industrial Waste". Fifty-two properties have been certified so far.

"By working closely with owner"s committees we have introduced various facilities and innovative programmes to our properties to enhance the environmental awareness of the residents. The total recyclables collected by the thirty-eight awarded properties reached 1,071 tonnes last year, reflecting the effectiveness of our waste management measures, "said Mr. Sunny Yeung, Executive Director of Sino Group and head of Sino Property Services.

Serenity Park I in Tai Po, winner of the "Promotion Award" and the bronze prize in the competition, has adopted a range of innovative measures to promote environmental awareness such as:

Advanced Collection Machine for Recyclable Materials
Cans and plastics bottles for recycling are crushed by the machine which reduces storage space by 60%.

Rewards Programme
Coupons for free usage of clubhouse facilities are given to residents according to the amount they recycle.

Green Chinese New Year Carnival
Green groups were invited to set up educational booths to promote green awareness to residents through games and activities.

Sino again revealed its strong environmental spirit recently when forty-six Sino properties applied for the Environment Bureau"s newly launched guidelines for carbon auditing. This initiative calculates the amount of greenhouse gas an operation generates. Understanding this enables an appropriate carbon reduction programme to be developed for any property.
One hundred Sino Property Services managers have also graduated from the Sino Green Academy as Green Ambassadors qualified to promote green management and environmental awareness throughout 180 Sino managed properties.

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