#Waste

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  1. What is the sustainability challenge you are tackling?
  2. What have you tried so far/ what are your existing programmes?
  3. What were the challenges in implementing them? What do you think are the gaps? What do you think needs to be done to achieve the impact that you want?
  4. What do you think students can do to support your work?
  5. Dose it require lots of effort to keep track on the effectiveness on the projects?

Questions from Students (Summarised)

  1. How do you manage different types of manage food wastes, such as bringing composts towards the HKU gardening?
  2. Regarding some of your environmental concerns, what items such as coffee bean residues, have you donated to the society or reuse them?
  3. Is there any current project dealing with the food waste problem?
  4. What do you believe are the primary reasons that people produce food waste on campus?
  5. How many people are there in your group? and how long did it take for you to actually bring impact to the campus?
  6. Do you have any current/future plans on managing existing waste in a more eco-friendly way like decomposing waste or using methane to generate elctricity?
  7. What advocacy campaigns have you already tried? How successful were they?

Questions from Students

  1. Regarding some of your environmental concerns, what items such as coffee bean residues, have you donated to the society or reuse them?
  2. To tackle this sustainability challenge, something must be done on the basic level, ie. through education. We cannot rely on reusing or recycling to tackle the issue. How to further raise the awareness of HKU students on the issue of food waste and excessive disposable plastic use? What is your take on imposing strict policies like punish by fining?
  3. You mention that people are not aware of the environmental protection but in fact many are, as they are well-educated. Rather how would you change the habits of people in not acting environmentally-friendly?
  4. How can we effectively deal with the COVID-19 medical waste that can reduce the risks of the waste workers?
  5. How to ensure the effectiveness of advertisements on the campaign?
  6. what are you planning to do to address the increasing plastic waste on campus in the future? what difficulties are you currently facing that we might be able to learn from?
  7. How will you react to some students who refuse to follow the policy?
  8. Educating people to use non-plastic products could be hard since it takes time and efforts to shift people’s long-term dependence on plastic products in takeaway. Can you elaborate a cost-effective way to attain your goal?
  9. How to encourage people to bring our own container instead of using disposable one for take out?
  10. How important is it to promote the campaign to the students and what is the most effective to promote the campaign so that students will follow?
  11. Are there some additional side policies setup that allow the student to get used to the main policies
  12. How did you manage to efficiently reduce food waste in the HKU campus?
  13. Where do you see the plastic free campaign policy going in the future?
  14. What is the university doing to deal with medical waste in light of the COVID 19 pandemic?
  15. How do you make sure that everyone understand the nature of your campaign and at the same time understand these policies? 2. As much as we try to eliminate plastic usage, we are still left with waste. How do we cope with this issue and how should we keep motivating ourselves and others to push forward in order to be environmentally conscious? 3. How important is it to promote the campaign to the students and what is the most effective to promote the campaign so that students will follow?
  16. In what ways do you promote your campaign to stakeholders to gain larger awareness and attention?
  17. Is it difficult to get hku people involved in sustainability campaign?
  18. What is the most effective and practical way to encourage students to participate in the campaign?
  19. As much as we try to eliminate plastic usage, we are still left with waste. How do we cope with this issue and how should we keep motivating ourselves and others to push forward in order to be environmentally conscious?
  20. How should we deal with the already existing waste present under the oceans?
  21. How and why did you choose to focus on the waste problem?
  22. Is there any current project dealing with the food waste problem?
  23. How to encourage people to bring our own container instead of usng disposable one for take out?
  24. Are there any plans on recycling food wastes? like converting it into fertiliser From Joel Lau to Everyone: (10:53 AM)what pours inspiration to your project?
  25. How can the effect of the policy spread from students to the outside general public
  26. Are there any plans to tackle the issue of affordability and availability of good quality reusable items as many items such as food containers with "keep warm" features, water flasks, or metal straws may be pricey and out of budget for many students, or hard to find.
  27. In what ways do you promote your campaign to different stakeholders so as to gain larger awareness and attention?
  28. How do you convince people to really change their lifestyles and abandon the convenience of using disposables?
  29. What is the measurement for the success or failure of your project?
  30. How to activate people’s community engagement in waste issue?
  31. How do you manage different types of manage food wastes, such as bringing composts towards the HKU gardening?
  32. Any difficulties that you faced in the process of disposing waste?
  33. Dose it require lots of effort to keep track on the effectiveness on the projects?
  34. What is the biggest challenge of persuading people to make a change and how do you tackle the challenges that come with it
  35. How would you deal with the increased use of one-time disposables during the COVID era? (e.g. masks, takeaway plastics)
  36. How can consumption patterns on campus as well as in hk society be targeted to shift attitudes towards single use items?
  37. what is the current policy or policies in hku to due with food waste
  38. Besides banning the plastic items and explaining the aim of the policy, what actions do you take to maximize the effectiveness of the campaign?
  39. There are unavoidable waste, what is the best waste treatment method?
  40. Under special circumstance like the COVID19, is there any way to make this project possible to carry out?
  41. Do you think there is a better way of reducing plastic waste rather than disposing the plastics
  42. What advocacy campaigns have you already tried? How successful were they?
  43. Are there some additional side policies setup that allow the student to get used to the main policies? How did you manage to efficiently reduce food waste in the HKU campus?
  44. Where do you see the plastic free campaign policy going in the future?
  45. What is the university doing to deal with medical waste in light of the COVID 19 pandemic?
  46. How do you make sure that everyone understand the nature of your campaign and at the same time understand these policies?
  47. As much as we try to eliminate plastic usage, we are still left with waste. How do we cope with this issue and how should we keep motivating ourselves and others to push forward in order to be environmentally conscious?
  48. How important is it to promote the campaign to the students and what is the most effective to promote the campaign so that students will follow?
  49. How do you balance between work and study?
  50. In what ways do you promote your campaign to stakeholders to gain larger awareness and attention?
  51. Is it difficult to get hku people involved in sustainability campaign?
  52. What is the most effective and practical way to encourage students to participate in the campaign?
  53. As much as we try to eliminate plastic usage, we are still left with waste. How do we cope with this issue and how should we keep motivating ourselves and others to push forward in order to be environmentally conscious?
  54. How should we deal with the already existing waste present under the oceans?
  55. How and why did you choose to focus on the waste problem?
  56. Is there any current project dealing with the food waste problem?
  57. How to encourage people to bring our own container instead of using disposable one for take out?
  58. Are there any plans on recycling food wastes? like converting it into fertiliser
  59. What pours inspiration to your project?
  60. How can the effect of the policy spread from students to the outside general public
  61. Are there any plans to tackle the issue of affordability and availability of good quality reusable items as many items such as food containers with "keep warm" features, water flasks, or metal straws may be pricey and out of budget for many students, or hard to find.
  62. In what ways do you promote your campaign to different stakeholders so as to gain larger awareness and attention?
  63. How do you convince people to really change their lifestyles and abandon the convenience of using disposables?
  64. What is the measurement for the success or failure of your project?
  65. How to activate people’s community engagement in waste issue?
  66. How do you manage different types of manage food wastes, such as bringing composts towards the HKU gardening?
  67. Any difficulties that you faced in the process of disposing waste?
  68. Dose it require lots of effort to keep track on the effectiveness on the projects?
  69. What is the biggest challenge of persuading people to make a change and how do you tackle the challenges that come with it
  70. How would you deal with the increased use of one-time disposables during the COVID era? (e.g. masks, takeaway plastics)
  71. how can consumption patterns on campus as well as in hk society be targeted to shift attitudes on single use items?
  72. what is the current policy or policies in hku to due with food waste
  73. Besides banning the plastic items and explaining the aim of the policy, what actions do you take to maximize the effectiveness of the campaign?
  74. There are unavoidable waste, what is the best waste treatment method?
  75. Under special circumstance like the COVID19, is there any way to make this project possible to carry out?
  76. Do you think there is a better way of reducing plastic waste rather than disposing the plastics
  77. What advocacy campaigns have you already tried? How successful were they?
  78. Did you have the thought of giving up and how didi you overcome this difficulty?
  79. What do you believe are the primary reasons that people produce food waste on campus?
  80. What is the responsibility of the school toward the issue?
  81. In HKU, there is not any class that can share your ideas, how to make everyone reduce their waste
  82. You said the biggest challenge is communication between staff and hku students on the details of the campaign. How would you overcome this problem?
  83. A lot of people, especially students, are aware of environmental issues, but are merely just reluctant to actively participate in related activities or campaigns, what do you advise to tackle this problem?
  84. What about your garbage sorting program? Or do you have an existing one?
  85. People will usually be able to take more action if there is a higher reward/punishment scheme. Would encouraging students to bring their own boxes and utensils by giving a discount if they do make more sense?
  86. You said the biggest challenge is communication between staff and hku students on the details of the campaign. How would you overcome this problem?
  87. A lot of people, especially students, are aware of environmental issues, but are merely just reluctant to actively participate in related activities or campaigns, what do you advise to tackle this problem?
  88. What about your garbage sorting program? Or do you have an existing one?
  89. People will usually be able to take more action if there is a higher reward/punishment scheme. Would encouraging students to bring their own boxes and utensils by giving a discount if they do make more sense?
  90. Do you have any current/future plans on managing existing waste in a more eco-friendly way like decomposng waste or using methane to generate elctricity?
  91. Will you still allow the use of plastic disposal in campus? (Not total ban on plastic disposal)
  92. Do you impose fine to people who use plastic product in campus? Do you think that will be feasible?
  93. Sustainability measures(eg recycling, reusing,etc) have been proposed for years but yet, the result is not satisfactory at all.(microplastic, plastic, food). In view of that, will you use some evolutionary/new strategies to eradicate the issue? (eg using new technology)
  94. How do you convince different stakeholders when trying to carry out the project as people might usually just care their own benefits more than the social benefits?
  95. How many people are there in your group? and how long did it take for you to actually bring impact to the campus?
  96. How do you strive for a balance between various stakeholders?
  97. how do you promote your project to students?
  98. How do go about balancing cost or efficiency with environmental care?
  99. Were there any difficulties while communicating with colleagues to come up with the idea of like plastic straws banning campaign?