Charter Aims To Reduce Food Waste In Hong Kong

November 8, 2013 | Print | Email Email | Comments | Category: Consumer, Environment






The Food Wise Hong Kong Campaign has been gathering support within the food and beverage industry to adopt good practices to minimize food waste.

The FWHK Campaign was launched in May 2013 to encourage commercial and industrial sectors, individuals and households, to avoid and reduce food waste generation. The support and participation of the food and beverage industry is essential in achieving food waste reduction at source.

About 100 representatives from the food and beverage industry attended a recent briefing session at Hong Kong's Central Government Offices. During the briefing, representatives of signees of the Food Wise Charter shared their insights and results in adopting good practices to reduce food waste at food premises. Other representatives from the industry also discussed their experience in food waste management.

More than 300 organizations have signed the Food Wise Charter to establish a green food culture and contribute to the FWHK Campaign. Since the scheme has been rolled out, six workshops have been held and around 450 FWHK Ambassadors have received training.

Christine Loh, Hong Kong's acting secretary for the environment, said during the briefing session that the campaign has been well received by the public. A large-scale event will be held in December to review the work of the FWHK Steering Committee after its establishment for one year.

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