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Light banquets Campaign


Achieving ZERO FOOD WASTE on banquet table!

Campaign Background

Over 800 million people are starving every day in the world. On the other hand, the daily amount of food waste going into Hong Kong landfills is over 3,000 tonnes, which represents 36% of the city's municipal solid waste.

Friends of the Earth (HK) conducted a survey in 2010 and found out that food waste from 104 banquet tables is amounted to 400kg, an equivalent of 20 tables of food in weight. FoE (HK) started the “Order less Waste less” Spring Reception campaign since 2010 to promote the ideal green menu of reducing at least two main courses from the traditional twelve courses. It was supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government together with numerous corporations and organizations in the past 4 years.

The “World Food day” occurs every October 16th. It is the day that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) uses to help remind the world to cherish food. Friends of the Earth (HK) also promotes its “Waste NO food” campaign messages every October. “Be a Food Angel” is theme of this year’s campaign. We hope everyone, whether you are an individual or a company, join us to prevent food from wastage.

Campaign Details

 “Order less Waste less, more Blessings – Light banquets” Campaign emphasizes on promoting the message of “Cherishing Food and No Food Wastage in Banquet“, and motivating more organizations and the community to actively help reduce food waste

For Corporations:

Implement the following 3 steps and try to achieve “ZERO FOODWASTE on banquet table”

Steps 1-2-3:


1. Quality instead of Quantity

Order Less Waste Less:
Prepare the most appropriate portions of meals according to the number of guests
(even reduce at least 2 main courses at banquets and ensure an appropriate amount of food)

2.Clear your plate

Deliver Cherish Food message during banquet. Encourage your guests to enjoy and finish all the food.
3. Take away the leftovers Encourage your guests to bring their own reusable boxes to enable any leftover food to be taken home to enjoy later.

For Food and Beverage Sector:

To support our campaign by providing light menu

Acknowledgment and Resources

Your organization name will be listed in FoE(HK)’s “Order less Waste less” website
An electronic certificate will be presented to each supporting party

Table stands and Poster of “Order less Waste less, more Blessings” (Free e-version). This can be distributed together with the invitation cards or displayed in the banquets.

Signing up:

To be a supporting party of “Order Less Waste Less– Light Banquets Campaign”, just fill in the application form below and return by either email to or fax to 2529 2777 on/before the banquet date.

To be a supporting party of “Order Less Waste Less– Light Banquets Campaign”
To be a supporting party to provide a light menu (Chinese Version Only)

2010 – 2014 List of Supporting Parties


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