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"Hong Kong Blueprint for Sustainable Use of Resources" added by Chun Ho Chan

Rating: 90/100. This waste report has shown the action blueprint of sustainable use of resources in Hong Kong. The types and amount of waste Hongkongers generate and dispose of are affected by economic development, lifestyle and habit. As disposable income and living standard increase, consumption of goods and services correspondingly rise, as does the amount of waste we, the citizens generate. The report also mentioned the challenges regarding the action taken to relief or tackle down on the waste disposal problem in Hong Kong. It provided a clear overview and blueprint on the waste problem, management as well as solutions.

"The Struggle of a Zero-Waste Restaurant" added by Aastha Anurag Gaur

Rating: 85/100. This interesting video clip have shown a true story of Douglas McMaster, who opened his restaurant, Silo, five years ago. He hoped to change the unsustainable practices of modern food systems, for example, usage of inorganic food. His aim was very simple, yet frighteningly ambitious: create an award-winning menu using a zero-waste food system designed from scratch. The video has clearly shown his whole journey of Douglas: how he chased his dream despite many challenges and his further plan.

"Coronavirus: concerns mount over handling of waste at Hong Kong’s mass testing centers, as 152,000 more screened" added by Seiyoung Joung

Rating: 85/100. The Hong Kong government has launched the mass Covid-19 testing scheme in the territory. As the scale of the scheme is large, many medical waste such as protective gear, gloves, face masks, etc, were produced. The article has shown that how the treatment of medical waste brought concerns. Many people, experts in particular, disagreed that the medical waste be treated as domestic waste generally, because the waste may be contaminated by the invisible virus after contacting with infected people.

"2020 RESALE REPORT" added by Hsi Yun Chang

Rating: 80/100. This webpage has shown the complete analyses and charts of resale market, and how does the market help decrease the amount of waste by selling vintage products. It also showed the statistics as well as different brands that sell products in the resale market so as to provide better overview for customers to buy products in the market. Besides, reports of the resale market in the past few years was also listed in the webpage for references.

"Pandemic food delivery boom creating vast amounts of plastic waste in China" added by Chau Hang Chi

Rating: 90/100. Food delivery services are booming in many counties, especially China, as people don't want to go out to restaurants and to shop for food during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people are relying on platforms like Meituan to deliver meals to their workplaces or homes. This video has shown the behavior of Chinese people in this pandemic regarding their choice to order food. This mode for food industry has indeed created vast amounts of discarded plastic containers and wrapping materials. The side effect of the food delivery boom is undercutting China’s recent efforts to reduce such waste.

"Will Hong Kong run out of food because of the coronavirus pandemic?" added by Chau Hang Chi

Rating: 85/100. The article brought out that Hong Kong people were very panic about the shortage of food supply due to some regulations and policies. For example, the Chinese government has tightened controls on the city’s cross-border truckers to battle the coronavirus outbreak. This article also gave some suggestions to the Hong Kong government in order to crack down on the food supply crisis.

"Is Plastic-Free Food Delivery A Solution To Our Wasteful Convenience Culture?" added by Chun Ho Chan

Rating: 80/100. This article addressed the problem which was contributed by the popular trend of food delivery during this pandemic. In fact, food delivery contributed massive amounts of waste to our already overflowing landfills as well as exacerbating ocean pollution. Even though some environmental protection groups want to reduce the amount of plastic waste, they are often too difficult to recycle due to food contamination.

"The Challenges of Buying Used and How to Overcome Them" added by Hsi Yun Chang

Rating: 80/100. This article has shown some common reasons why people don't like to buy secondhand products from secondhand market. For example, they think that secondhand products are dirty and of low quality. The article also provided some useful solutions to deal with this phenomenon.

"A Plastic Ocean" added by Hongyu (Timmy) Mi

Rating: 95/100. This is a precious documentary which clearly showed the current situation of the ocean. The ocean was unfortunately polluted by plastic waste, such as plastic bottles and disposable utensils. This caused severe and irreversible consequences to the ocean and marine animals. Marine animals may accidentally eat up some plastic waste and then lose their lives. Their habitat, which was originally clear and beautiful, was polluted or even destroyed by the selfish human. This documentary is really thought-provoking and reflective for us to rethink about the human-nature relationship.

"Problems & Solutions in food waste" added by Jingran Cui

Rating: 80/100. This webpage has used some statistics to show that most of Hong Kong's food waste is disposed of at landfills together with other municipal solid waste. Recycling or converting food waste into other uses such as fertilizer or food for livestock are not commonly appeared in Hong Kong. This webpage also listed out some government policies on this matter, which included Food Waste And Yard Waste Plan (2014-2022).