Challenges

860,000 tonnes

of domestic food waste is produced per year.
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Commercial & industrial sources accounts for

1/3

of daily food waste, such as hotels, restaurants, wet markets, food production and processing industries.

3,662 tonnes

of food waste are disposed of in landfills each day in Hong Kong. This is equivalent to the weight of 7.3 fully-loaded Boeing 747s.
Food waste accounts for 

34%

of all municipal solid waste in Hong Kong.

920,000

tons

of domestic food waste 
is produced per year.
Commercial & industrial sources accounts for

1/5

of daily food waste, such as hotels, restaurants, wet markets, food production and processing industries.

3,392 tons

of food waste are disposed of in landfills each day in Hong Kong. This is equivalent to the weight of 7.3 fully-loaded Boeing 747s.
Food waste accounts for 

36%

of all municipal solid waste in Hong Kong.
Source: Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, Government Statistical Office
The amount of food waste arising from the commercial and industrial sectors has increased over 10 years - from less than 850 tons per day in 2007, to about 1300 tons per day in 2017.
 
The remaining capacities of Hong Kong's 3 landfills will be exhausted by 2020.

Hunger & Poverty

Awareness is the first step to solving a problem.
40%+ income on food
Low income families spend
nearly half of their income on food.
1.3+ million poor people
1:5 people live below
the poverty line.
20% of children in hunger
These children live in low-income family
and do not get 3 meals a day.
80%+ children eat unhealthy food
72% poor children eat leftover foods, 15% eat expired foods.
1:3 elderly struggle with their health
30%+ elderly live in poverty and
struggle to meet basic nutritional needs
Nearly two-thirds of poor households were in the state of 'food insecurity'. They frequently suffered from hunger, simply did not eat enough or could only buy a few types of low-cost food which lead to health problems due to an unbalanced diet.

Sources: Commission on Poverty, Oxfam Hong Kong, Research from Chinese University of Hong Kong
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