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  1. Respecting food and reducing its waste starts with school lunches

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In Hong Kong, 3,310 tonnes of food waste was generated every day in 2007, making up 35 per cent of the total municipal solid waste. This has increased pressure on our landfills. According ... of food wasted. It is alarming that our next generation does not have the right attitude towards food resources. Nowadays children in Hong Kong are relatively fortunate. Few of them suffer from ...

  2. Turning food waste into flowers

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Haruka Nuga A group of third graders from International Christian School (ICS) has worked together to 'Turn Food Waste Into Food'. Their project was submitted to the Li Ka Shing ... kind in Hong Kong to recycle 100 per cent of its cafeteria food waste,' Bensey said. 'We want to be part of the solution.' The students tested several ideas for recycling food ...

  3. Schools urged to cut waste at parties

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun School parties at Christmas are not only a time of great celebration but also of great waste, a survey has found. The environmental group Green Sense investigated 66 schools to find what they consumed at parties last year. On average each class had more than two boxes of leftover food after the party had ended, which amounted to more than 50 boxes at each school. ...

  4. Waste not, want not

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their biggest offence was wasting food. Given the two recent disasters in Asia- Myanmar's cyclone and the earthquake on the mainland- we should be especially grateful for everything we have. If those wasteful students knew what hunger was, they wouldn't be so frivolous in their attitude to food. Think carefully before you throw things away- the planet and all who live here ...

  5. Students can lead in reducing wastage

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to suggest things students can do to cut down waste at school and at home. To save paper, students should turn to computers. For a research project, groupmates can exchange documents and ideas ... rubbish for easy separation, collect ink containers and worn-out clothing and donate them to green groups, and freeze leftover food for the next meal. Rather than buying on a whim, students should ...

  6. Learn with green tour

    Posted Oct 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh What better way to learn about renewable energy, organic farming and recycling of food waste than going on an eco-tour in your community? Yan Oi Tong (YOT), a non-profit group, ... Tang. 'At each destination, people will learn about things like different types of renewable energy, recycling methods for plastic bottles and food waste, and organic farming ...

  7. Let us leave food labels alone

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Many people complain about food nutrition labels, saying their small print is often hard to read. It has been suggested that the government should set clear rules on 'legible ... bars and fruit candy. Manufacturers might need to make packages larger, which would add to the problem of excess waste. The issue also has other grey areas, which could make effective ...

  8. 320 schools back green Christmas

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... aims to teach children to reduce waste by implementing several measures, including reusing food containers, avoiding disposable tableware, making decorations from used cardboard and not preparing too much food. ...

  9. Make the most of lunchtime

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... inspiration from sites like The Kitchen Revolution and Love Food Hate Waste- go to yp.scmp.com 'More' 'Extra Link'. They are mainly Western dishes, so get creative, and create some ... students should have lunch at school. Eating in has many advantages. First, having lunch outside is not healthy because most students go to fast food outlets like KFC or McDonald's. School ...

  10. letters

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... waste. How can we solve this problem? Food producers should give excess food to orphanages and elderly homes. When we go to a restaurant, we should take away any leftover food because we can eat ... tourists. I think the best way to deal with the rising amount of household garbage is to educate people about the need to reduce waste. Building more landfills won't solve the problem. ...




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