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Overview

Globally, more than 1/3 of the food produced goes to waste. In Hong Kong, 3,255 tonnes of food waste is landfilled daily, accounting for the largest portion of municipal solid waste (MSW) at approximately 30%-35%. In the hospitality industry alone, an average of 778 tonnes of food is wasted every day.

The Hong Kong Government introduced the Waste Blueprint for Hong Kong 2035, with the goal of achieving Waste Reduction, Resources Circulation, Zero Landfill. The new target is to gradually reduce MSW disposal per capita by 40-45% and increase the recovery rate to approximately 55%.

The new MSW charging scheme will take effect on 1 August 2024.

By coming together to rethink and reuse food waste, the Hong Kong F&B community can be a part of the solution. Through the implementation of strategies to design food waste out of operations, F&Bs can refresh their core values to appeal to sustainability-minded diners and individuals to join their teams.

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About Food Waste To Good Taste

The Food Waste to Good Taste campaign launches for its second year to raise awareness and promote creative approaches to managing and repurposing nutritious food waste from Hong Kong’s hospitality industry. 

Through training and knowledge sharing, the aim is to encourage restaurants and the wider community to become more conscious of the loss of nutrients through food waste, adopt better management practices and optimize food scraps into new recipes.

The six-month impact project initiated by the School of Biological Science, The University of Hong Kong, is funded by HKU Knowledge Exchange and supported by GREEN Hospitality, CHOMP and The Sustainable Restaurant Association.

Restaurant Audits

The project will measure the nutritional value of food scraps from restaurants across the city to highlight the food waste issue from environmental and health perspectives.

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Training Workshops

Be a part of the Food Waste to Good Taste pioneering initiative to gain valuable knowledge and practical strategies to reduce food waste in daily F&B operations. Participate in a complimentary Food Waste training workshop from April-May 2024. Stay tuned for updates.

Hosted by GREEN Hospitality and The Sustainable Restaurant Association. 

 

To register your interest, please click below:  

Resources

View resources from the training workshops below or download the pdf here:

Resources

Why and How To Get Involved

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Tackling food waste leads to financial savings and adds value to your business, while creating positive environmental and social impacts. Reduce your operational costs, enhance your brand and reputation, as well as attract and retain skilled talent.

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With the Government’s Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) scheme coming into effect on 1 August 2024, businesses will be impacted, requiring waste separation, investments in sorting infrastructure, logistics, and training. 

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There are significant yet simple opportunities that can be taken to reduce and recycle your food waste and see immediate results. Measurement is the first step in helping you identify how much and where food waste is being generated and the associated costs to your business.

For resources, tools and to explore services from GREEN Hospitality, click here.

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Be a part of the Food Waste to Good Taste pioneering initiative to gain valuable knowledge and practical strategies to reduce food waste in daily F&B operations. Participate in a complimentary training workshops hosted from April-May 2024.

Interested? Click below to register:

Get Involved
Timeline

Project Timeline

March 2024

Launch of #FoodWasteToGoodTaste 2024

A collaborative partnership between HKU Faculty of Science, GREEN Hospitality and CHOMP, launches the second iteration of #FoodWasteToGoodTaste

March 2024

Restaurant Audits

HKU Food & Nutrition Science students conduct food waste audits at selected partner restaurants across the city

22 April 2024

Food Waste Workshop #1
(conducted in English)

GREEN Hospitality and The Sustainable Restaurant Association host the first food waste training workshop for members of HK's food and beverage industry

6 May 2024

Food Waste Workshop #2
(conducted in English)

GREEN Hospitality GREEN Hospitality and The Sustainable Restaurant Association host the second food waste training workshop for members of HK's food and beverage industry

20 May 2024

Food Waste Workshop #3
(conducted in English/Cantonese)

GREEN Hospitality and The Sustainable Restaurant Association host the final food waste training workshop for members of HK's food and beverage industry

End-May 2024

Audit Results Released

Results from restaurant audits released, highlighting the nutritional value, recommendations and recipes

June 2024

Project Wraps

GREEN Hospitality publishes project report for industry

FAQs

FAQs

I'm interested in my food and beverage outlet participating in the food waste audit. How do we join?

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I'm interested in my food and beverage outlet participating in the food waste audit. How can we join?

F&B audit partners for Food Waste To Good Taste 2024 have already been selected. If you'd like to arrange an audit service, reach out to us at hello@greenhospitality.io

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What is involved in the Food Waste To Good Taste Audit?

HKU Food & Nutrition Science students visit selected F&B outlets to collect food waste samples. These are weighed, separated and analysed in the lab to determine nutritional content.

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Who should join the Food Waste training workshops?

Any members of the F&B community are welcome to join. Decision makers, floor staff, bar teams, chefs, and back-of-house staff.

Who should join the food waste training workshops?

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I do not work in F&B. Can I still enrol in a workshop?

The Food Taste To Good Taste project and workshops are targeted to members of the F&B industry. For other workshops and services on offer from GREEN Hospitality, visit www.GREENHospitality.io

I do not currently work in the food and beverage industry. Can I still enroll in a workshop?

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How long is the workshop and what will the format be?

Three workshops dates will be offered between April-May 2024 and will last approximately 6 hours per workshop. Theory, group discussion, and collaborative activities will be hosted. 

How long is the workshop and what will the format be?

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What will I receive at the end of the training workshop?

A certificate issued by GREEN Hospitality will be issued to participants who complete the full course and hours.  

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Do you need to pay to

participate in the audit and workshops?

The Food Waste ToGood Taste training workshops are free of charge to members of the F&B community. Advance registration is required.

Partners

Partners

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