Achieving ZERO FOOD WASTE on banquet table!
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.
“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
Implement the following 3 steps and try to achieve “ZERO FOODWASTE on banquet table”
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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