Related News

Home » Metro » Environment

City drive to cut food waste

A TRIAL project to cut the amount of food wasted in restaurants will spread to 50 restaurants across the city after a successful pilot run in Jing'an District, Shanghai's environmental authority announced today.

Restaurants taking part will remind customers not to order too much food by offering discounts or small gifts to diners taking doggie bags home, said Shanghai City Appearance and Environmental Sanitation Administration Bureau.

"The trial program has proved successful," said an official. "It helped to cut waste from the very source."

The five restaurants in the trial program said they reduced daily food waste by 20 to 25 percent on average, saying: "It's good for the environment."

Wang Hui, manager of Hantong Dongping Restaurant on Changde Road, which offers up to 15 percent discount to customers who take leftovers home, said the restaurant had cut daily waste by half after the program started.

"At first our staff would remind customers to take the leftovers and later the customers started to pack the leftovers on their own initiative," Wang said.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend