Green Canteen

In canteens, there are usually a large number of wastes produced. In order to help reduce hose wastes, Lee Woo Sing Collage have set up varies waste collection system and our canteen also have unique set up for reducing the amount of waste.

Bring Your Own and Say No to Plastic

Lee Woo Sing College has become CUHK’s first college to completely ditch plastic straws! The College’s catering outlets will now provide paper straws only upon request by customers, and have replaced plastic stirrers with wooden ones as well. It is estimated that more than 90,000 plastic straws and 60,000 plastic stirrers would be saved each year! Further measures to ditch plastic disposables include: charging each type of disposables individually, and introducing paper takeaway lunchboxes and wooden takeaway cutlery.

Cut plastic waste by greening vending machines! Since December 2017, Lee Woo Sing College has ceased providing bottled water, reduced the provision of bottled soft drinks and ditched plastic forks that come with cup noodles in its vending machines. A vending machine was also repurposed for selling reusable water bottles and lunchboxes, good news for those who need to BYO with convenience!

Food Waste Collection Station

Lee Woo Sing Collage’s canteen is the first canteen that set up a self-served food waste collection station. After meals, students have to separate their food wastes and dishes according to classification from the station. It aims to develop students’ concern on the food wastes they produced. The food wastes collected will be processed into fish food.

food waste collection station

Standard Food Portion

In order to reduce food waste, the Food Hall provides standard portion of dishes that are suitable for most customers. If needed, customers are always welcome to request for bigger portions without any extra cost by talking to the catering staff at the food counters.

Extra Charge for Using Disposable Containers and Cutleries

To reduce unnecessary use of disposable products, we encourage customers to bring their own containers and cutleries for take-away food. Customers do not need to pay takeaway charges when they use their own utensils. If they require disposable containers and cutleries, they need to pay an extra fee of $1 for each container and $2 for each cutlery set. The net revenue from the extra fees will be used to promote green living education.

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