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Reference No. ISP-1617-06-001
Applicants The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Summary of Project Results

The food waste recycling industry has been facing the lack of food waste collection from the catering industry. The project conducted a pilot scheme for the centralized food waste collection system in the catering industry, so as to test the technology of the system and the feasibility of operation enhancement for the food waste recycling industry. The project mainly focused on the followings:
• Installed and operated an automated food waste collection system (with dehydration unit)
• Collected, processed and analysed data
• Shared data and experiences with the recycling industry and relevant stakeholders

Commencement Date 27-Feb-2018
Completion Date 26-Feb-2021
Project Duration (Months) 36
Approximate Approved Amount (HKD) $2,760,000
Type(s) of Recyclables Food waste
Target Quantity Processed(1)(2)(3)(tonnes) 200

(1) Target quantity processed refers to the quantity of recyclables expected to be collected for the whole project.
(2) The figures are rounded to the nearest hundred.
(3) Some Industry Support Programmes aim to enhance the overall capability and productivity of the recycling industry, including providing training courses to enhance the skills of recycling practitioners, enhancing safety and health standards and certification/ registration schemes, developing guidelines and setting up economic incentive schemes, etc., and therefore no target quantity processed was set.