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Food Wise Hong Kong Steering Committee set up

     To take forward the Chief Executive's pledge to promote food waste reduction, the Environment Bureau announced today (December 3) the setting up of the Food Wise Hong Kong Steering Committee.

     Hong Kong faces an imminent waste problem. In 2011, over 3,500 tonnes of food waste, accounting for about 40 per cent of municipal solid waste, were disposed of at landfills every day. While the Government has been adopting a multi-pronged approach to tackle the problem, more action is required and active participation from the community is also needed to alleviate the waste problem.

     The Steering Committee is tasked with formulating and overseeing the implementation strategies of the Food Wise Hong Kong Campaign, which aims to promote public awareness of food waste problems in Hong Kong and co-ordinate efforts within the Government and public institutions to lead by example in food waste reduction.

     The objectives of the Steering Committee also include instilling behavioural change at the individual and household levels to help reduce food waste generation, drawing up and promoting good practices of food waste reduction at commercial and industrial establishments, and facilitating food donation to charitable organisations from establishments with surplus food.

     Chaired by the Secretary for the Environment, the Steering Committee is set up with members drawn from the relevant sectors, including catering and hotels, retail, property management, education, academia, green groups and food recipient organisations, as well as relevant government departments. The Steering Committee and the Food Wise Hong Kong Campaign will initially last for three years.

     The membership list of the Steering Committee is as follows:

     Secretary for the Environment

     Mr Carmond Chan
     Ms Leila Chan
     Ms Ada Cheung Wai-ching
     Dr Chung Shan-shan
     Ms Catherine Lee
     Professor Fung Tung
     Mr Angus Ho Hon-wai
     Mrs Vanessa Hwang
     Mr Kuok Meng Xiong
     Mr Kwok But
     Mr Alkin Kwong
     Mr Edwin Lau Che-feng
     Ms Betty Leong Sin-ling
     Mr Lim Boon Cheong
     Ms Jennifer Liu Wai-fun
     Mr Anthony Lock
     Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong
     Mr Poon Kai-tik
     Miss Bonnie Tang Man-lam
     Mr Victor Tsang
     Ms Gigi Tung
     Mr Marco Wu Moon-hoi
     Representative of the Education Bureau
     Representative of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
     Representative of the Home Affairs Department
     Representative of the Housing Department
     Representative of the Information Services Department
     Representative of the Social Welfare Department

     Deputy Director of Environmental Protection

     The Steering Committee will convene its first meeting on December 6.

Ends/Monday, December 3, 2012
Issued at HKT 18:38


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