Waste Reduction Project

Waste is the third largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Hong Kong. The daily domestic waste generation rate per capita of Hong Kong is 1.36 kg, which is the highest compared to neighbouring cities at a similar level of development: 1.00 kg in Taipei City, 0.95 kg in Seoul City and 0.77 kg in Metro Tokyo (Environment Bureau, Hong Kong Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources 2013–2022). Waste – as well as waste reduction – is everyone’s responsibility.

The Waste Reduction Project is the first-ever school-based waste-charging simulation project, which aims to increase the school sector’s awareness of Hong Kong’s waste problem and educate school members on sustainable waste management (waste reduction, separation and recycling). We plan to invite 24 secondary schools to participate in the project, who will examine their waste generation, identify ways of achieving ‘zero waste’, take action to reduce waste and, most importantly, promote the action to the students’ households and the communities. Through the engagement infrastructure created by the project, the students – our future green leaders – will spread the message of ‘waste less, save more’ to households and communities, inspiring more positive action to respond to the impending introduction of a quantity-based municipal solid waste charging system.

The project is now open for application. Interested secondary schools may submit applications by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or fax (3942 0985).  

 

 Project details
 Application form

 

Round  Waste measurement
(baseline period) 
Workshops and visits organized by the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change  Waste measurement 
(waste reduction period) 
Round 1 November – December 2017 December 2017 – April 2018 January – April 2018
Round 2 March – April 2018 May – December 2018 September – December 2018
Round 3
(Open for Application)
November – December 2018 December 2018 – April 2019 January – April 2019
Round 4
(Open for Application)
March – April 2019 May – December 2019 September – December 2019

 

 

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Award Winning Schools

Outstanding Award Round 1 Hon Wah College
Tack Ching Girls' Secondary School
TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College
Improvement Award Round 1 Ho Yu College and Primary School (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen)
Tack Ching Girls' Secondary School
TWGHs Kwok Yat Wai College
 
Hong Kong Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources 2013–2022

In May 2013, the Environment Bureau of the HKSAR Government published Hong Kong Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources 2013–2022 (http://www.enb.gov.hk/en/files/WastePlan-E.pdf), which analyses the challenges and opportunities of waste management in Hong Kong, and maps out a comprehensive strategy, targets, policies and action plans up to the year 2022 for tackling the waste crisis.

Zero Waste

According to the Zero Waste International Alliance, ‘Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use. Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health’ (http://zwia.org/standards/zw-definition/).

 
Address
Yasumoto International Academic Park 8/F
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
Phone
3943 9632
Mail
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Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, Sunday, Public Holidays and University Holidays
(24th and 31st December, and Lunar New Year Eve): Closed