Green Sevens

Green Sevens

Green Sevens continues to tackle waste

The Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) is continuing its mission to reduce the environmental impact of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens through its Green Sevens campaign, now in its sixth year.

While the action on pitch can be bone crunching, fans can painlessly support the Green Sevens with our new reusable pint scheme in place across the tournament. 

Reusable cups will be available from booths and roaming sellers throughout Hong Kong Stadium, and fans will be asked for a HKD $10 deposit to obtain their first cup.

When buying a beverage from any of the concessions they will need to present their cup, and it will be exchanged for a clean one; the dirty cups will then be washed off-site and go back into the system. If buying jugs then spectators can simply keep their original cup throughout the day.

You can pay your deposit, and receive your refund, either in cash or more conveniently using your Octopus card – make sure you top up before you turn up!

More than 250,000 reusable pint cups are in place to handle the demand – kicking a much greater number of single-use plastic cups into touch for good.

And that’s just across the Sevens – the HKRU will make the reusable cups available for use at other events year-round.

At the end of the day, fans can leave their reusable pint in the ‘cup for charity’ bin and the $10 dollar refund will go to Laureus, the Official Charity of the Hong Kong Sevens.

Inspired by the slogan, "Tackling Waste", the key stakeholders behind this year’s Green Sevens coalition include, for the first time, The Purpose Business, a Hong Kong­–based consultancy that helps Asian businesses be a force for good – for society, the environment and their bottom line.  The HKSAR Government is also lending its support, represented by the Environment Bureau (ENB), Environmental Protection Department (EPD) and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD); as are co–title sponsors Cathay Pacific and HSBC; and official suppliers Carlsberg Hong Kong, Swire Coca-Cola Hong Kong, and Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong.


The Hong Kong Sevens has been endorsed by the Hong Kong Government’s Green Events scheme as a certified Green Event partner. 

Since its inception, the Green Sevens campaign has helped to reduce on-site contractor wastage by over half, and has provided thousands of meals for Hong Kongers having difficulty securing access to sufficient food through re-purposing of food from the event weekend.

In February 2019, the Hong Kong Rugby Union because the world’s first rugby union to be invited to become a signatory of the UN Sports for Action Climate Change pledge.

We appreciate your support for the Green Sevens Campaign and together we can team-up to “Tackle Waste!” at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens.