Secretary for Setting and Ecology inspired cross-sector collaboration to handle meals waste problems
HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 14 November 2022 – FoodSmart Convention and Expo for the Meals and Beverage Business 2022 cum ECF Supply Separation and Selection of Meals Waste for the Meals & Beverage (F&B) Business and EPD Pilot Scheme on Meals Waste Assortment Award Rite have been effectively concluded on the Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre on 14 November 2022. The theme-based seminars and discussions periods have been extensively supported through the F&B and environmental sectors. Company delegates shared no longer most effective the most efficient practices and related innovation in meals waste control, but additionally walked the target audience thru the newest building of sustainable meals, synthetic intelligence applied sciences, environmentally pleasant tableware, and well being and secure setting, and so forth. The big variety of recent wisdom and new applied sciences disseminated on the tournament would assist the F&B commerce support its competitivity whilst reaching environmental excellence and sustainability.
Mr. Tse Chin-wan, Secretary for Setting and Ecology admire the efforts of the F&B commerce in selling meals waste recycling
Invited to officiate the ECF Supply Separation and Selection of Meals Waste for the Meals & Beverage (F&B) Business and EPD Pilot Scheme on Meals Waste Assortment Award Rite, Mr. Tse Chin-wan, the Secretary for Setting and Ecology of the HKSAR Executive offered over 300 collaborating organisations with certificate of appreciation. The certificate are a reputation to the commerce’s lively supply of social and environmental obligations thru collaborating in meals waste recycling. He additionally took the chance to inspire the commerce to proceed to render robust enhance to the Executive in selling waste relief locally as a way to development in combination a greener and extra habitable Hong Kong that cherishes assets for reaching carbon neutrality.
Mr. Simon Ka-wo Wong, Convenor of the FoodSmart Partnership Programme thanked meals waste assortment contributors all the way through his opening remarks on the award rite. He stated, “The FoodSmart Partnership Programme has been dedicated to offering the business with setting control suggestions and steerage on meals waste relief since its inception in 2018. This platform has helped the F&B commerce formulate meals waste relief measures and perform separation at supply. Now we have kicked off a programme to recycle and separate meals wastes, and organized transportation of gathered meals wastes to O‧PARK 1 totally free.” Wong needs the programme to proceed to behave as a communique channel for the field and the federal government, wherein the commerce’s perspectives on separation at supply and meals waste recycling might be mirrored to enhance the ECF and EPD schemes. Through doing so, the commerce may give a contribution extra to reduce the weight of the landfills and against a brighter and greener Hong Kong.
In his opening remarks for the Hong Kong Productiveness, an organiser of the ECF Supply Separation and Selection of Meals Waste for the Meals & Beverage (F&B) commerce initiative, Mr Mohamed D. Butt, Govt Director of HKPC stated, ” HKPC has been taking part with the commerce within the FoodSmart Partnership Programme since 2018. To support the potency of native meals waste control, we additionally paintings with Hong Kong Waste Affiliation at the initiative of Supply Separation and Selection of Meals Waste for the Meals & Beverage commerce. Now we have been supporting the commerce with the technical knowhow and proposals on generating much less meals waste, in addition to on setting apart them. Suitably sized and quite a lot of forms of apparatus for separation also are supplied to assist with separation. The gathered waste has been despatched to O‧PARK1 totally free. Annually, the meals waste processed at O.PARK1 can give electrical energy for greater than 3,000 Hong Kong households. On most sensible of those, we’re leveraging our experience in era and innovation to provide technical help to the commerce. A just right instance is “Meals TranSmarter”, the meals waste conversion device evolved through HKPC to provide easy, blank and hygienic method to the gathering and transport of meals waste. Based on the federal government’s necessities, HKPC is at all times devoted to foster public engagement, era innovation and re-industrialisation, such that the meals waste downside may also be tackled with a full-chain answer and all-round era and products and services. Going ahead, HKPC will proceed to enhance the federal government’s waste relief measures and sign up for up with the commerce to control Hong Kong’s meals waste downside to advertise inexperienced and sustainable building.”
Supply Separation and Selection of Meals Waste for the Meals & Beverage (F&B) Business
To advertise waste relief and separation at supply for recycling within the business, the FoodSmart Partnership Programme (FSPP) was once organised through The Affiliation for Hong Kong Catering Products and services Control Ltd, Affiliation of Eating place Managers, Chamber of Meals & Beverage Business of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Federation of Eating places & Similar Trades, and Institute of Eating Pros. The programme could also be collectively supported through the Environmental Coverage Division, the Meals Smart Hong Kong Marketing campaign and the Hong Kong Productiveness Council. Below the FSPP banner, the “ECF Supply Separation and Selection of Meals Waste for the Meals & Beverage (F&B) Business” initiative was once rolled out to offer contributors with technical recommendation and enhance on relief and supply separation of meals waste, together with loose, suitably sized, and various kinds of meals waste recycling apparatus. Meals waste gathered from eateries are transported totally free to O·PARK1 in Siu Ho Wan each day for turning the waste into power/assets. The usage of good and cloud-based information programs to enhance recycling delivery, the initiative has evolved district-specific diversion routes for the recycling sector to support its operation potency. But even so, the Environmental Coverage Division (EPD) had introduced the Pilot Scheme on Meals Waste Assortment in 2018, that specialize in environment out the primary assortment and delivery operation logistics for the meals waste generated through the C&I and public premises. A bigger scale Pilot Scheme was once due to this fact introduced in September 2021 to serve the meals waste assortment wishes of extra collaborating non-public and public organisations. The EPD could also be increasing this provider to recycle home meals waste on a tribulation foundation. At this time, about 140 tonnes of meals waste is transported to O‧PARK1 and remodeled into power each day. One of the vital meals wastes have come from the 2 aforementioned tasks.