Public participation is crucial in achieving the "use less, waste less" vision, Acting Chief Executive Carrie Lam said today.
She was speaking at the Go Green, Waste Less summit, organised by the Environmental Campaign Committee and the Environmental Protection Department.
About 180 representatives from District Councils, local community groups and schools joined. Mrs Lam thanked them for their efforts to promote community participation and environmental work.
Secretary for the Environment KS Wong said the councils and local residents are key to promoting environmental protection in the community.
Since 2012, the department has given funding to District Councils to organise environmental programmes. The 2013-14 theme was Community Action on Waste – Use Less, Reuse, Recycle, featuring district-based education, promotional and recycling programmes, with more than 80,000 participants.