Carbon Savings via Food Waste Recovery in Hong Kong

11th June 2018

The Hong Kong Centre for Carbon Innovation (HKCCI) has commissioned us as sub-contractor on the development and implementation of a new carbon reduction certification scheme for food waste delivered to an organics recovery centre in Hong Kong.

The scheme, which is being designed for the Hong Kong Government’s Environmental Protection Department, aims to incentivise better food waste management by certifying commercial and industrial stakeholders for delivering food waste to the Organic Resource Recovery Centre Phase 1 (ORRC1), which is located at Siu Ho Wan of North Lantau, and has a treatment capacity of 200 tonnes per day.

We will support HKCCI throughout the background research, development and implementation of the scheme, with specific focus on:

  • Undertaking a literature review of international standards and methods for carbon emission calculation and reporting, and case studies of overseas anaerobic digestion infrastructure.
  • Developing a carbon calculator to quantify carbon emission reduction for individual establishment delivering food waste to ORRC1.
  • Providing technical support to help ensure the effective implementation of the certification scheme.

Eunomia project manager Ann Ballinger said:

“We’re pleased to be working with the EPD on this work. The scheme is currently one of only a few of its kind in the world. Our past experience of undertaking this type of work elsewhere indicates this will raise awareness of the environmental benefits of undertaking source segregated collection schemes, and in so doing, incentivise companies to participate.”