The Wastewi$e Certificate is established to encourage Hong Kong businesses / organisations in adopting measures to reduce the amount of waste generated within their establishments or generated through the services and products they provide and recognise the waste reduction efforts of those companies.
The Wastewi$e Certificate comprises three key categories of measures that will benefit the environment.
Goal Category 1 - Waste Avoidance & Reduction Measures
Avoiding waste creation is one of the main activities that everyone can participate in to help improve Hong Kong’s waste situation. Waste avoidance mainly requires businesses / organisations to prevent/reduce their waste generation or reuse materials that are otherwise thrown away during their daily operations. For example, asking oneself should an item be thrown away or can it be used again. If everyone takes even one simple measure to reduce waste each day, substantial reduction in the amount that ends up in landfills can be obtained collectively.
Goal Category 2 - Collection & Recycling of Recyclable Materials
By recycling waste materials and turning them into other useable materials or products, the amount of waste materials that end up in landfills will be reduced. Everyone can help participate in waste recycling programmes within their workplaces.
Goal Category 3 - Buy Recycled Products
Every product purchased by an establishment has the potential to end up as waste. The amount of waste generated can be reduced if decisions are made carefully during product procurement. For instances where there are different brands of the same type of product, those brands that are made of recycled materials should be purchased.
Levels of Wastewi$e Certificate:
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