The Ocean Material
Recycling Workshop
Event ended

14 July – 4 Oct (every weekday and weekend)


Weekdays: 12:00-15:15 

Weekends: 12:00-17:45 


Fabrica X, Shop 108, The Mills, Tsuen Wan


Free by registration (walk-ins accepted upon availability) 


6 pax per session

Imagine what would happen if you went to the beach one day and found that the oceans were covered entirely with plastic? To raise public awareness of millions of tons of plastic waste hidden beneath the ocean surface and its impact to the environment and human health, we are bringing the Ocean Material Recycling Workshop to Fabrica X from July until October.

In this hands-on recycling workshop, you will learn about plastic impact and experience how to transform ocean plastic waste into everyday products from flowerpots to coasters using small-scale recycling machines.

The program is brought to you by our partners Ocean Material Group, HSBC Clean Waterways Programme and with support from New Life Plastics and HKRITA.

Register today and join us at Fabrica X to make treasure with plastic waste and turn the tide for our ocean!


(10 mins) 

  • Introduction to the plastic waste problems, effects and solutions 
  • Explanation of plastic sorting  

(35 mins)  

  • Demonstration of plastic shredding 
  • Injecting with different moulds^  

^Available moulds (see pictures below): 

  1. Ruler (16cmL x 2.5cmW x 0.4cmH)
  2. Comb (12cmL x 5cmW x 0.3cmH)
  3. Small Flowerpot (7cm x 7cm x 7cmH)
  4. Spinner (4cm x 4cm)
  5. Coaster (11cmL x 9.5cmW x 0.4cmH / 10cmL x 8.7cmW x 0.4cmH)
  6. Tag/Keychain (5cm x 5cm x 0.3cmH)

Where is the plastic from? 

Plastics used in the workshop are collected from around Hong Kong from HSBC Clean Waterways Programme’s four zero-emission, solar-powered boats capable of collecting and sorting more than 2,500 litres of floating plastic per load from Victoria and Aberdeen Harbour, New Life Plastic’s innovative processing of plastic to flakes to plastic waste collected within The Mills. We believe Hong Kong can be an inspiration to Asia in recycling that transforms the problem of ocean pollution.

What’s more?

Fabrica X is on a mission to support sustainable brands, Resolar, OCIN, W;nk Atelier and Rising Lotus, who advocate solutions to fashion’s reliance on harmful virgin plastic materials by recycling and giving new life to used plastic materials that will otherwise be sent to landfills. We have uniquely curated a selection of sustainable pieces using recovered waste turned into valuable, timeless pieces that are kind for the planet. Explore Resolar, OCIN, W;nk Atelier and Rising Lotus’s collection and indulge consciously whilst contributing to a circular economy and diverting waste away from oceans and landfills into forever pieces in your wardrobe.

Cancellation / No Show Policy

  • If a participant is 10 minutes past their scheduled time, we will consider the booking as no show, and The Mills Fabrica reserves the right to pass the booking to the walk-in participant.
  • The Mills Fabrica reserves the right to reschedule the event due to uncontrollable factors, e.g. Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance, and adverse weather.
  • In case of any disputes, the decision of The Mills Fabrica shall be final.

Special arrangement for bad weather

  • If Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above, or Black Rainstorm Warning is in force from 6:00 am, all workshops that were previously arranged on the day will be canceled, and will NOT be rescheduled.