Event Toolkit - Superpass Dinner

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

Activities​ & 

Resources

Food & Beverage

Publicity & Signage

Marketing

Waste Disposal

 

Activities & Resources

Fai-chun writing :

 

  1. Refrain from using plastic table covers. Instead, recyclable newspapers or magazines are suggested to cover the tables.

  2. Reuse Chinese writing brushes and ink.

Lucky draw: 

 

  1. Install a lucky draw application on your phone or create a lucky draw program in Microsoft Excel or online to avoid paper.

  2. Borrow LCD Projector and portable screen if necessary. (LES Equipment Loan Services

Prizes/Souvenirs:

  1. Avoid unnecessary souvenirs. If souvenirs are unavoidable, choose practical items.

  2. Consider environmentally-friendly, ethical and fair trade products.

  3. Avoid buying products with excessive packaging.

  4. Avoid using wrapping paper. Consider reusing newspaper or magazines as substitutes. Get creative and try Furoshiki Tsutsumi Japanese Cloth Wrapping!

Food & Beverages

 

Food:

 

  1. If you are organising your event on campus, eat in canteens or restaurants and avoid takeaway if possible.

  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 reusables 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.

  3. If there are leftovers, encourage participants to take them home with reusable containers or donate unspoiled food to local charities: Food Angel; Feeding Hong Kong; Food Grace.

 

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. To serve water, use reusable pitchers and cups. Click here for more about acquiring reusable pitchers and cups. Locate the closest water dispenser with the HKU Filtered Water Map to fill your pitcher. Rent a water dispenser if necessary.

  3. Remind participants ahead of time to bring their own reusable bottles/cups, and inform them of the location of the nearest water dispenser.

  4. For drinks other than water, avoid single-serving containers. Buy ones in big recyclable bottles.

  5. Avoid distributing paper cups and drinks in Tetra Paks as they also have environmental issues. Read more here.

 

Posters & booklets:

 

  1. Minimize single-use paper such as posters 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. Avoid putting dates on your banner/backdrop and include only the society name so it can be reused. Consider eco-friendly material.

Publicity & Signage

 
  1. Minimize the use of single-use paper such as sponsorship forms and certificates by using electronic communication (e.g. email and social media) and providing electronic copies.

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

  3. For sponsored items, avoid items that are single-use or wrapped with excessive packaging. Choose practical and reusable items. Unwanted items can be collected at the end of your event and donate to community groups or charities or kept for future events. 

Marketing

 
  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.

Waste Disposal

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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