Pilot Programme on Installing Smart Water Dispensers in Schools
The Pilot Programme on Installing Smart Water Dispensers in Schools ("Programme") is introduced by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("Government") under the 2019 Policy Address, aiming to encourage students to inculcate a habit of "bring your own bottle" from young, and to promote reduced use of single-use disposables so as to reduce plastic waste from source.
Under the Programme, the Environmental Protection Department ("EPD") will recruit about 80 schools to implement a two-year programme under which smart dispensers with their exteriors designed by students, together with relevent maintenance services, will be provided to participating schools, and support the schools to carry out relevant education and experiential activities such as signing a charter on ceased sale of bottled water, for conveying green messages such as waste reduction at source and clean recycling to students in an interactive approach.
The target of the Programme is all primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong, including:
- Aided schools;
- Caput schools;
- Schools under Direct Subsidy Scheme; and
- Private schools (e.g. international schools), etc.
The Programme is now open for application. The design competition for students in partipating schools on the exteriors of the smart water dispensers, as well as the installation works, is expected to commence progressively in 2020-21, and continuing to carry out relevant education and experiential activities.
- The Guide to Application for the Programme can be downloaded here (the application period has ended and the response is overwhelming) :
Original copy of the completed EOI form should be returned by post. We encourage participating schools to submit other supporting documents and supplementary information through electronic means as far as practicable in order to reduce the use of paper (submission of the relevant documents and information in hard copy will also be accepted). Postal and email address are set out below:
Postal address: Section 4, Waste Reduction and Recycling Group, EPD, 5/F, Centre Parc, 11 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay
(Please state "Pilot Programme on Installing Smart Water Dispensers in Schools" on the envelope)
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please state the name of participating school)
Other reference materials can be downloaded here:
EPD's Presentation Materials for Briefing Sessions on 21 & 22 May 2020 (only Chinese version provided)
- EPD's Presentation Materials for Briefing Sessions on 21 & 22 May 2020 (only Chinese version provided)
We can be reached by email (email@example.com) or telephone (3690 7843).