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Food for thought as first lady fights waste

Thursday, November 29, 2012

When it comes to the recycling of food waste, you can count on our very own first lady.

Regina Leung Tong Ching-yee is actively involved in an honorary capacity with a nonprofit company intent on reducing waste.

Leung, wife of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, helped found Food for Good earlier this month with the aim of distributing leftovers from hotels, restaurants and bakeries to the needy, according to Companies Registry records.

It also advocates the reduction and recycling of food waste.

Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen said the setting up of the project does not represent a conflict of interest.

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"According to our understanding, Food for Good was incorporated this month, but has yet to commence operation. Mrs Leung is one of the founding members of the project," Tam said.

"After the project is formally launched, she will resign the directorship and take up an honorary post. Mrs Leung will not gain any economic benefits from it."

Tam cited Environment Bureau figures that around 40percent of municipal solid waste disposed in local landfills consists of food leftovers.

He said the administration welcomes more individuals and organizations in the community who can help reduce food waste and turn it into useful products.

CANDY CHAN


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