Food Waste Innovation Seminar: Food Waste x Engineering & Science

By Eric Lee
Mar 08th 2023

Speaker: Dr. Kelvin Cheng, Business Line Director – Waste Collection, Transfer Stations & Landfills Veolia Hong Kong

Date and Time: 17 March 2023 (Friday) | 12:30 – 1:15 pm

Venue: CPD 2.58, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU


Seminar Highlights:
– What is the latest status quo of Food Waste challenges in Hong Kong, especially in the Hospitality Sector?
– What are the current major practices in Hong Kong for recycling food waste?
– What could we do more to further reduce city food waste from the hospitality sector?

About the Project
The “Food Waste to Good Taste” is an impact project initiated by the School of Biological Science, The University of Hong Kong. It is a 6-month project to rethink how to manage, reuse and audit food waste from the hospitality industry in Hong Kong. This project is funded by HKU Knowledge Exchange and supported by Green Hospitality and Hong Kong Chefs Association.

Dr. Kelvin Cheng has over 25 years of waste management and resource recovery experience within the local Hong Kong context. As a graduate chartered chemist of MRSC, Kelvin has massive analytical monitoring knowledge to serve the stringent environmental contractual requirements of the HKSAR. Kelvin has acquired significant knowledge of resource recovery, material recycling, and bio-waste composting by optimizing the waste handling facility from an operational perspective. He is also promoting smart collections with AI & IoT applications toward the development of the Smart City.