Ditch Disposable under COVID-19
An environmental hazard is rising in the midst of the pandemic, more than 100 million pieces of disposable cutlery and plastic bags are estimated to be disposed of every week in Hong Kong! While we take good care of our health, we also have to be mindful of the impact we cause to our environment. Many measures have been taken by the university to ensure the campus is a safe environment for teaching and learning. Under these measures, how can we still manage to be environmentally conscious and avoid producing disposable waste on campus?
The guidelines on infection control measures for HKU events (with effect from September 1, 2020 until further notice) states that food and drinks should not be allowed at events. Disposable food and beverage containers and utensils will thus be unnecessary for events for the time being. If you are organising a face-to-face event, remind your guests to bring their own reusable bottled water!