What is Food Waste?
Food waste is any waste, whether raw, cooked, edible and associated with inedible parts generated during food production, distribution, storage, meal preparation or consumption of meals.
Different sectors of the community and the general public throw away about 3,600 tonnes of food waste every day which is equivalent to:
20,000,000 Apples [Apple=182g]
20,000,000 Mooncakes [Mononcake= 185g]
144,000,000 Sushi [Sushi= 25g]
About one-third comes from food-related commercial and industrial [C&I] sources and two-thirds from households.
Source separation of food waste
Source separation of food waste is a pre-requisite for good quality food waste intake at the Recycling Centre. Inert materials and some special types of food waste are not suitable for the biological decomposition process, they would disrupt the delicate anaerobic digestion process and may cause suspension of the plant operation, and they should be separated at source before delivering to the Recycling Centre for treatment.
(Sources：Environmental Protection Department)