參考案例: 長洲婦女會「食.環園」廚餘回收計劃 Case Study: Food Waste Management in CheungChau

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環保生活大勢所趨,不少人鼓勵回收廚餘,但頭尾等食物殘渣,處理過程導致臭氣沖天,令人敬而遠之。長洲婦女會展開的「食.環園」廚餘回收計劃,有參加的居民指,參加計劃後,家中廚餘回收桶不再有異味。主辦單位發言人稱,試驗如成功,可望推廣至全港。

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長洲婦女會的「食.環園」概念,源自把吃剩食物循環再用,職員把收集回來的廚餘逐一倒進廚餘機內,以高溫分解,過程中不會發出異味,成功把廚餘變成堆肥,計劃相當受歡迎,因「食.環園」每天回收約一百八十戶共二百五十公斤廚餘,已遠超廚餘機每日可處理的一百公斤份量。

項目統籌主任郭慧文指,計劃由最初約四十個登記戶增至現在三百多個,她認為,要訣在於前期教育和宣傳工作,包括在學校和屋設講座,找義工在街上派傳單等,後期則有賴區內居民網絡把活動傳開。參與活動的居民林小姐說:「現在垃圾桶不再有異味,可以幾天才倒一次垃圾。」

活動開始至今,已有十多個機構到「食.環園」有機田參觀,包括中小學、老人院等。從一塊「爛地」,變成現在的小型有機農場,過程並不簡單。

長洲婦女會理事長李桂珍說:「很多事情還在摸索階段,最初我們連水電也沒有,幸得鄰近居民和電廠免費為我們提供水電。」她希望把「食.環園」計劃擴展,未來在長洲三層高的住宅上發展「綠色天台」。

 

Green and sustainability has become a new trend for years. Many people talk about food waste recycling,  yet, the smell that comes along with the food waste could be disgusting.

Cheung Chau Island Women’s Association has started a food waste management project called Food Recycle Land since 2008, which successfully drawn public awareness with great level of involvement by the local community – over 180 families with 250kg food waste being collected everyday.
The idea of the Food Recycle Land is to implement food waste recovery in Cheung Chau by setting up a composter, and promote the use of compost in the community. The Association has purchased two food recycling machines which can process 100kg of food waste everyday, will not produce unfavourable smell during the recycle process, meanwhile, turn food waste into fertilisers and use them back to the local farms.
Start with zero, the project was started with some 40 families and now, with more than 300 families in Cheung Chau have participated! They even own a little garden which allows people to have a chance to grow their own plants. The Association is not only working with households but also bringing the message into schools and elderly centres.  And the next step: rooftop garden.

Source: go.asia

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