Event Toolkit - Fieldtrips

Click the buttons below to see event-specific tips for ditching disposable:

Food & Beverage

Publicity & Signage

Waste Disposal

Food & Beverages

 

Food:

  1. If the field trip includes meals, eat in restaurants and avoid takeaway if possible. You can also ask participants to bring their own lunch in reusable containers.

  2. If you use a catering service, order the appropriate amount of food according to the number of participants registered. Request that they use reusable containers and utensils instead of disposables. If this is not possible, consider renting from HKU caterers or outside service providers. Here are some rental options. Alternatively, you can ask participants to bring their own reusable containers and utensils.

 

Beverage:

 

  1. Do not distribute water in single-use plastic bottles of 1L or less. For more details, see Policy on Disposable Plastic Bottles.

  2. Remind participants to bring their own reusable water bottles and sufficient water. You can also refer to the Water for Free App to locate free filtered water dispensers around Hong Kong. Have reusable cups or bottles on hand in case participants forgot to bring theirs.

  3. Avoid distributing paper cups and tetra-box drinks as they have their own problems as well. Read more here.

 

Posters, leaflets & camp booklets:

 

  1. Minimize single-use paper such as posters and leaflets by using electronic communication e.g. mass email and social media (Facebook, Instagram etc).

  2. All unavoidable printed material should be printed on recycled/FSC-certified paper.

 

Banners/backdrop:

 

  1. Use an electronic or reusable banner/backdrop. If this is not possible, avoid putting dates on your banner/backdrop and include only the society name so it can be reused. Consider eco-friendly material.

Publicity & Signage

 

Waste Disposal

  1. Responsibly handle waste generated at event by recycling all recyclable items such as posters and plastic/glass bottles. Remember to clean recyclables before recycling. Reuse or donate when possible.

  2. To best facilitate recycling, prepare extra dust bins or bags designated and labelled for each type of recyclable so that participants can recycle conveniently.

Ditch Disposable is a campaign organsised by The University of Hong Kong Sustainability Office. To see information about our other projects, please visit www.sustainability.hku.hk.

If you have any suggestions or require more information about reducing disposable plastic waste on campus, please do not hesitate to contact us through email, our social media accounts, or the form opposite.

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