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Po On Commercial Association
Wong Siu Ching Secondary School

A Survey on Whether the Government Should Carry Out the Recycling of Food Waste in Tsuen Wan

A. Introduction
From the Environmental Protection Department, 3584 tonnes of food waste are produced in Hong Kong everyday and it fill up all the landfills in Hong King. To reduce food waste, the government propose recycling of food waste. The following report will analyse the opinions on whether the government should carry out recycling of food waste in Tsuen Wan.

Food waste is defined as uneaten food and food preparation wastes from residences and shops such as grocery stores and restaurants. B. Methodology
The survey was conducted in Tsuen Wan Park and the bus terminus in Discovery Park on the afternoon of 1st and 3rd April so as to collect statistical information on the issue. 20 interviewees, including 10 male and 10 female, were interviewed. (Refer to appendices 1 and 2 for the Clean and the completed questionnaires) C. Findings

Asking the interviewees had wasted food the day before, 40% of the interviewees said ‘Yes’. Among these interviewees, 75% of them replied only 0-10% of food had been wasted while 11-20% of food had been wasted by the rest and no one wasted more. More than half of them said the reason why they wasted food was due to the excess amount of food whereas 2 of them thought the food was disgusting. (Refer to appendix 4 for the analysis)

The data shows 85% of interviewees thought the food waste problem was serious and very serious in Hong Kong and need to carry out the scheme of recycling food waste in Tsuen Wan to have a better environment and to reduce waste while 15% thought the problem was not serious. But 1 interviewee responded it was unnecessary to carry out the scheme because food was thrown right after each meal.

Almost half of the interviewees said citizens or the government should play the biggest role in the scheme.

65% of...
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