Over 10,000 students taking part in zero food waste programme
Over 10,000 students taking part in zero food waste programme, lowering seeding ceremony to spread food waste reduction message
The problem of food waste in Hong Kong is serious; the disposal figure is as high as 3,600 tones per day. In view of this, Greeners Action last year organized educational programme “Zero food waste @Campus” sponsored by Towngas. More than 10,000 students from 10 primary schools actively took part in this programme to recycle 2,360 kg of food waste. Greeners Action’s chairman Ho Hon Wai said through a variety of activities, we educated students not only to cherish food and develop the habit of minimizing food waste, but also learn how to turn food waste into fertilizer as a new resource, thereby easing the burden of landfills. He hoped through the seed-lowering ceremony the awareness of reducing food waste can keep going on.
Since the launch of Zero Food Waste programme in the October last year, students were taught to cherish food through a variety of activities. Greeners Action, together with the “Big Waster”, went to different schools to encourage students to develop habit of reducing food waste. Students who successfully reach the target of reducing food waste in finishing their lunch boxes for a period of time can be given certificate and gift-rewarded. At the same time, there is food waste recycling system installed in schools for students to turn food waste into fertilizer applicable in the campus park, plant and vegetable obtained from the park will be distributed to teachers and students so as to arise interest in plantation.