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《Nature and Man in One 2016》 Eat Wise, Waste Not

2017-05-26

《Nature and Man in One 2016》 Eat Wise, Waste Not

2017-05-26
Hong Kong generates 3,600 tonnes of food waste daily, making up 1/3 of the waste to be dumped in our landfills, yet we’ve zero policy on food waste recycling.
South Korea is the world’s leader in food waste recycling, with over 90% food waste recycled.
South Korean Government implemented a food waste levy in 1998. Landfilling of food waste was banned from 2005. In the early phase of the food waste charging scheme, citizens could buy designated food waste bags and those in housing complexes could split the food waste costs of the public food waste bins. To coincide with “pay food waste by weight” policy, South Korea launched the self-service electronic food waste machine (Radio Frequency Identification) in 2013. Using these advanced machines, citizens could find out their daily food waste generation. It’s easier for them to set a food waste reduction target. Some regions’ food waste volume was down by 30%. Other than household food waste, restaurants of all sizes must buy designated food waste garbage bags or hire food waste handling companies to handle their waste.
To make waste reduction at source work, we must waste less food as well as create less food waste.
France is the first country to ban food waste by law. In May 2015, the French Senate passed a law banning all big supermarkets from destroying edible unsold food. They must donate the food to charities or could face penalties including fines up to 3,750 Euros or imprisonment. Each French person wastes about 20-30 kilograms of food per year. The Government hopes to halve France’s food waste by 2025. In January 2016, French government introduced a new regulation. Medium to large sized restaurants are obliged to provide free doggy bags for diners to pack the leftovers. This isn’t a common practice in France, and the new regulation hopes to change the citizens’ habits, in a move to cut food waste and waste less food.
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