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“The Wasted”: saving Hong Kong trees from the landfill

Speaking of woodworking, we usually work with imported processed wood. Yet, have you ever thought of why these woods can be so neat? It is because the uneven parts of the logs were cropped, and will be landfilled and wasted. To reduce this kind of waste, founder of “The Wasted”, Dickson Yan chose to upcycle Hong Kong wasted logs and make furniture and art pieces. He cut and dried the logs by himself, and kept the original appearance of the trees. He does his best to make sure no wood is wasted.


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Ms. Angie Zhou

Education Specialist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Angie Zhou is an Education Specialist at MIT App Inventor. She was the founder and CEO of Dreams Come True in Shenzhen, where she developed online coding courses for kids. She also has previous curriculum development, teaching and staff training experience at First Code Academy in Hong Kong.