Green Recovery for the Tourism & Hospitality Industries in Hong Kong Through Technology & Innovation
The Hong Kong government has announced plans of reaching “zero landfill” by 2035 in its newest Waste Blueprint and the 2021 Policy Address, as well as an ambitious goal of going carbon-neutral by 2050. At the same time, to recover from the impact of the pandemic, Hong Kong's hospitality industry has an integral role to play.
Under our new project, "A Green Recovery for the Tourism and Hospitality Industries in Hong Kong Through Technology & Innovation" we will have a slew of stakeholder engagements including industry roundtables, large format events as well as research and development of practical tools that will fast-track sustainability in Hong Kong and Asia.
Acknowledgment & Disclaimer:
Some of these events are funded by the Innovation & Technology Commission of the HKSAR.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material/event (or by members of the project team) do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Innovation and Technology Commission, or the Vetting Committee of the General Support Programme of the Innovation and Technology Fund.
在本刊物/活動內 (或由項目小組成員) 表達的任何意見、研究成果、結論或建議,並不代表香港特別行政區政府、創新科技署或創新及科技基金一般支援計劃評審委員會的觀點。
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Jockey Club Water Initiative on Sustainability and Engagement's Water Wise Campaign
GREEN Hospitality is excited to join the Jockey Club Water Initiative on Sustainability and Engagement (JC-WISE) team to launch their Water Footprint concept to Hong Kong’s hospitality industry and the wider public. We will be hosting training sessions for the corporate sector and engaging key restaurants to advocate for water sustainability and learn about ways to reduce our Water Footprint.
Hong Kong’s domestic water consumption has been consistently rising over the past couple of decades. The average Hong Kong person uses over 230 liters of water every day, which is double the figures of some European cities. In 2018, the JC-WISE project developed a localized Water Footprint Calculator to show how much water actually goes into our everyday products. With the Water Wise campaign, we aim to bridge the disconnect that the Hong Kong public has between everyday choices and the subsequent impacts of freshwater resources locally and globally.
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Waste Reduction Program for F&Bs
We are excited to announce our new project - "Zero-waste to Landfill for the F&B Industry: Creating Circular Systems Through Education, Practice & Partnerships", funded by Environment and Conservation Fund*. The project entails familiarising F&B outlets in Hong Kong’s SOHO area with the upcoming municipal solid waste (MSW) charge through training and waste monitoring.
Guided by the Environmental Protection Department, the participating F&B outlets will get trained on waste segregation practices so as to divert the amount of waste going to landfills and promote the culture of ‘use less, waste less & recycle’. The engagement with F&B outlets under this programme will be from May to September 2022.
Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/event do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Environment and Conservation Fund.
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GREEN Hospitality aims to empower youth of all ages with sustainability programs that give them industry experience, and equip them with tools for their daily lives. We believe that the key to change is education and the youth of today will be the next drivers of the green movement.
GREEN Hospitality has a regular internship program for university students who want to gain workplace skills in a non-for-profit environment. They are mentored and trained by professionals in the department they work in whilst gaining knowledge about the sustainability and hospitality industry.