Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not

Keep up with what the teams are learning on their workshops

We Hongkongers love our food, but we also throw a lot of it away. This is a massive problem for both society and the environment. We want you to help make a difference.

Young Post's Waste Not, Want Not project offers you the opportunity to learn more about the issue, and discover what people are trying to do to reduce food waste. We want you to spread the word, and encourage Hong Kong's youth to think carefully before adding to the problem.

We will run a series of workshops with organisations on the frontline of the city's food waste situation, such as a visit to the Kowloon Bay Pilot Composting Plant and taking part in a bread run with Feeding Hong Kong. Up to two members of each participating team will attend a workshop focusing on one area of food waste, and then take the knowledge they have gained back to their groups. Young Post will also run articles summarising each workshop, so that every group is fully informed.


*** FOR PARTICIPATING TEAMS: The deadline for submissions of your Waste Not Want Not campaign presentations is almost here. Just a reminder to take photos of aspects of your campaign as you go along, keep track of its progress and bear in mind we hope you'll be able to show us how effective it is. Please be sure to send your PowerPoint (up to EIGHT slides, including photos/video, the details of your final campaign, and any results) to youngpost.web@gmail.com by 10pm on May 5.


Read about the workshops:

- Visit to South East New Territories (SENT) Landfill

- Planting crops at Fruitful Organic Farm

- Bread Run with Feeding Hong Kong to collect leftover pastries

- Visit to Hong Kong Science Park to see technology that put leftover food to new uses

- Visit to the Kowloon Bay Waste Recycling Centre to see how they turn food waste into compost

- Learn how the chefs at the Hyatt Regency Shatin use leftovers to create new dishes

- Elvis Au, assistant director at the Environmental Protection Department, explains what the government is doing to fight food waste

- See what some schools are already doing with their food waste


And for those who may not have time to get involved with our “Waste Not, Want Not” project, you can still contribute. We want to inspire you on this mission with our Green Ribbon campaign asking all readers to waste less food. We’d also love you to sign the pledge to reduce your food waste and encourage your friends and family to do the same like we did.


Terms and conditions

1. The project is open only to secondary school and university students in Hong Kong.

2. By entering this promotion, the registrant will be deemed to have read and understood the conditions and be bound to them.

3. South China Morning Post Publishers Limited ("SCMPP") shall in no events accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any participants of the program or as a result of entering the programme.

4. By entering the programme, the participants agree that no claim relating to such losses or injuries (including special, indirect and consequential losses) shall be asserted against SCMPP, its parent companies, affiliates, directors, officers, employees or agents from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind resulting from the program.

5. SCMPP's decision on all matters relating to this program is final.

6. SCMPP reserves the right to amend the Terms & Conditions without prior notice. All matters and disputes will be subject to the final decision of SCMPP.

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