Food Waste Reduction Program in Tsuen Wan District
Starting from tomorrow, Tsuen Wan District will continue the relay to hold a half-year food waste reduction program. The launching ceremony of the program had been held on 30 November 2012 at Discovery Park. Assistant Director of Environmental Protection Department Mr. Elivs Au, JP, Chairman of Environment and Hygiene committee of Tsuen Wan District Council Mr. Timmy Chow, President of Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades Mr. Lok Kwok On, General Manager of New World Development Mr. Chan Siu Wah, Executive Director of Greeners Action Mr. Angus Ho and representatives of participating entries presided over the launching ceremony on stage together.
The food waste reduction program in Tsuen Wan District will last for six months. The program is co-organised by the Tsuen Wan District Council, the Environmental Protection Department, Greeners Action and New World Development. There will be a series of food waste reduction measures to raise the awareness of citizens and vendors on reducing and recycling food waste. Eight different restaurants in the Discovery Park including Choa Dynasty, Cheung Lung Restaurant, Classic in Shun Tak, Delifrance, Federal Palace, Maxim's MX, Mcdonalds and Pokka Cafe will participate in the sorting and collection of food waste at source, installing food waste collection bin in their kitchens, collecting pre- and pro- consumed food waste and delivering them to Kowloon Bay Pilot Composting Plant to produce organic fertilizers. It is expected that 60 tons of food waste will be prevented from being disposed in the landfills in these six months.