FoodWaste Lean and Green Label Scheme
Our daily food waste generates 3,600 tons of municipal solid waste, 40% of the city’s total. It is vital to protect Hong Kong’s environment and ease the burden on the limited landfill space. To help ease the landfill burden, the Green Council launched the FoodWaste Lean and Green Label Scheme (The Scheme). We are encouraging the food and beverage sector to participate in this Scheme to make environmentally sustainable practices.
The FoodWaste Lean and Green Label Scheme is a strategic plan to encourage companies to be certified in waste management systems in order to reduce food waste. This motivates companies and organisations to reduce the amounts of food preparation scraps, uneaten food and general waste. Through the Lean and Green initiative, we will determine, distinguish and endorse companies that have established food waste reduction in their operations and services.
Enhance and strengthen the Food Wise Hong Kong Campaign by encouraging existing signees to progress another step forward
Encourage companies/ organisations to adopt measures that help reduce amounts of food preparation scraps, uneaten food, leftovers and food waste
Identify and confirm companies/ organisations with significant food waste reduction performance and achievements.
Stimulate and raise public awareness and interest regarding food waste issues and solutions for Hong Kong
How to Apply
Application is open throughout the year.
1. Commit to Sign the Environmental Protection Department's Food Wise Charter
2. Fulfilled the requirements for the Lean Label listed in the Application Guidelines
3. Eligible to apply for Lean Label
4. Implementation of food waste management initiatives according to the Application Guidelines in order to fulfill the requirements for the Green Star Label
5. Third party on-site audit
6. Eligible to apply for Green Star Label
Download the Application Guidelines
Lean Label: Application Fee / Renewal Fee of each outlet is HKD 3,000 (validity 2 years)
Green Star Label: Application Fee / Renewal Fee of each outlet is HKD 3,000 (validity 2 years)
Green Star Label Application Form (Only Lean Label owners are eligible to apply for the Green Star qualification)
Cheques should be crossed and made payable to“Green Council”. Cash payment is not acceptable.