According to Monitoring of Solid Waste in Hong Kong – Waste Statistics for 2015, food waste disposal at landfills had dropped by 7.1% as compared to 2014, and there was a notable increase in the quantity of food waste recycled locally in 2015 as compared to 2014. The figures are encouraging and we should keep up the momentum.
PolyU is committed to reducing our environmental impact and advancing in sustainability together with more than 25,000 students and 5,000 staff. The University has launched the food waste source separation and recycling program since 2013 and started the ‘Pantry Food Waste Collection’ in Block Z in April 2016. With the active support from the campus community, this campaign is now extended to Li Ka Shing Tower (Block M) from 1 December 2016 onwards.
Food waste buckets are placed at the pantries on 5 – 17/F (except 7/F) in Block M from 12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m. on workdays. You can simply put your leftover and other recyclable food wastes into the buckets. A poster with the detailed instruction is posted near the buckets.