Earlier, an interesting online recipe teaching how to turn leftover mooncakes into fried rice attracted netizens' eyes. At a time near Christmas, around 500 people joined the FOOD-CO Food Carnival jointly organised by the SIE Fund and the St. James' Settlement yesterday, enjoying delicacies made and "upcycled" from leftovers.
As Christmas inches closer, the largest ever outdoor leftovers feast, the FOOD-CO Food Carnival, was held last Saturday. In the event, over 200 citizens were given the chance to taste Christmas cuisine made from unwanted surplus food.
About 500 participants tasted delicious dishes made from 1.5 tonnes of surplus food yesterday at the Food Carnival, the city’s largest outdoor leftovers feast held by FOOD-CO. As pointed out by Josephine Lee, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of St James’ Settlement, the event’s organiser, tonnes of edible food go to trash every day while FOOD-CO collects and turns them into meals which are given to the needy.
As a keynote speaker at a conference on sharing economy and opportunities for startups, Prof Stephen Cheung, chairperson of SIE Fund task force, pointed out that the essence of sharing economy was making good use of resources and that the concept could be extended to bring about the maximisation of social impact.
The concept of sharing economy is getting more popular. While new entrepreneurs are emerging, start-up companies are facing both opportunities and challenges. At a forum about sharing economy and start-up held yesterday, there were opinions that communication between the government and the start-ups was lacking and this hindered the creation of a win-win situation.
Speaking at a conference on sharing economy and opportunities for start-ups, Prof Stephen Cheung, chairperson of the SIE Fund task force, mentioned that ‘shared value’ was a new business strategy that could address social problems through innovative and profitable business models while the companies could enhance their competitive edge in the market.