Social Responsibilities & Charity Activities

At Xi'Bing Real Estate, Jerry was inspired and firmly believes sustainability is one of the critical challenges that everyone faces in the modern society. From a bigger picture, the central government has been taking various measures to tackle environmental issues in the past few years such as the ‘Jing jin ji’ collaborative development initiative, the encouragement for buying electrical/ hybrid cars and use of sharing bikes, etc.…

Xi'Bing Real Estate has recently relocated to Huangpu district. The new premise was in a poor condition before handed over (Figure 1). It was learnt that by exercising deep renovation/refurbishment can achieve significant improvement in energy used reductions, roughly around 50-70%. The renovated premise now operated under few simple rules: employing energy-efficient lighting, optimum use of daylight and utilization of natural ventilation. In simple terms, replacing all halogens and incandescent lamps by LED alternative throughout. In addition, the lights are generally not turned on during daytime except the presence of low visibility; the same applies to AC, it is only used in extreme weather condition- the glass door are kept in open for natural ventilation. Furthermore, there were 2 steel panels on each side of the premise and they were replaced by preservative timber as manufacturing new panels are less environmental friendly.

Jerry is also an active player in the green recycling programme (Figure 2 & 2.1). He gives away those used clothing and mobilize others around him to participate this charity work. Collected items can extend their lives in a meaningful way rather being treated as waste. The following explains how they were processed and how this is related to environment & sustainability.

Recycling idle clothing:

It is estimated that more than 90% of the clothing will be dumped eventually whether they were broken or replaced by new trend. Usually idle clothing and other ordinary wastes will undergo refuse landfill or combustion that brings environmental problems involved in air and water pollution. Alternatively, the recycled clothing can be sent to the sorting factory and the factory worker will then conduct the sorting process based on the degree of depreciation, material quality, thickness, pattern and subsequently classify them into the following types:

A1) That fits the criteria to donate (good quality, cotton dress or coat that has decent thermal retention). This type of clothing will be cleaned and disinfected and subsequently sent to poor and mountainous area or commonweal organizations.

A2) Used clothing exportation: Those reasonable new/quality summer wears will go through cleaning and disinfection process then delivered to some trade companies or donate to Africa and part of ASEAN countries. Capital stemmed from associated exportation will be partially balanced out the expenditure and operation cost under the recycling platform (around 15%).

B1) Used clothing that has renewable property (cotton fiber)- These will be distributed to renewable factory and processed into agricultural insulation materials, construction material or put back into textile production.

B2) craftwork reengineering: renewable resources can also be turned into carpet, mop, handbag, cushion via handicraft.

C) Non-renewable used clothing (chemical fiber, blend materials) – Due to poor biodegradability of the chemical fiber, simply adopting landfill or combustion will have a negative impact on environment. As for this reason, they will be sorted and shipped to related environmental protection enterprises so green degradation can be carried out.