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Our First Large-scale Virtual Conference: “Rethinking Our Yard Waste Management Policy And Practice” was a great success, attended by over 220 participants with positive feedback

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Positive feedback from one of our webinar attendees

Positive feedback from one of our webinar attendees

A screenshot of Mr Coker's presentation at the webinar

A screenshot of Mr Coker's presentation at the webinar

A screenshot of Prof. Chiu's presentation at the webinar

A screenshot of Prof. Chiu's presentation at the webinar

A screenshot of Dr Law's presentation at the webinar

A screenshot of Dr Law's presentation at the webinar

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Horticulture and Landscape Management (HLM) in cooperation with Greening, Landscape and Tree Management Section, Development Bureau and Hong Kong Institute of Horticultural Science hosted a seminar online: "Rethinking Our Yard Waste Management Policy And Practice" on 6th of June 2020.


This webinar has been very well received by more than 220 attendees. We have received very positive feedback including 96% of respondents consider the webinar is well designed; 97% respondents found that they gained new knowledge applicable to their work/future career from this webinar.


The webinar was originally planned for an in-person seminar, being the first of the seminar series on “Finding Our Way Out For Our Urban Forest – The Lessons Learned From The Aftermath After Super Typhoon” which is fully funded by Research Grants Council. The seminar aims to enhance public awareness of policy, planning and management strategies on urban greening by bringing together insights and experiences from local and overseas experts.


Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, HLM and ITSO teamed up to ensure continuity of our commitments to RGC to deliver the 2020 IIDS seminar series by bringing the face-to-face seminar online. There has been a steep learning curve for all of us towards producing a professional webcasting in such a short period of time. Here we would like to thank ITSO team’s full support in our webinar from inception to completion!


Our distinguished speakers shared interesting insights and useful information with our attendees from a wide range of background from universities, public to private sector in Hong Kong. The highlights of the webinar include:


  • “Closing The Loop In Greenwastes Management” by Mr Craig Coker

    Mr Coker with over 42 years of industry experiences, shared the US experiences on the compost production process and requirements.


  • “Sustainable Yard Waste Management” by Prof. Chiu Siu Wai

    Prof Chiu gave a holistic view on the challenge and opportunities of utilizing yard waste in HK.


  • “Urban Yard Waste 3R – Pilot Scheme for Private Housing Estates in Hong Kong” by Dr Caroline Law

    Dr Law shared her experience in launching a pilot scheme that provides onsite composting in private housing estates in HK 


The recorded Webinar is now available on line, please click here to view.

Please share the webinar video link with anyone who might be interested in.


Webinar Q&A


All “Questions & Answers” arising from the webinar will be published on our HLM Facebook page at on Thursday 25 June 2020.

The Q&A document also includes those questions raised from the Q&A tool weren’t answered during the live webinar event. We aim to get every question answered.


Timetable for the remaining sessions in this seminar series



Event Date


Seminar 2 –"Looking ahead beyond tree stumps -- tree species selection for resilient city"


Date: 22 Aug. 2020

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Seminar 3 –"Smart city for urban forest? What can big data and technology bring changes to us?"


Date: 10 Oct. 2020

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Seminar 4 –"Reforming tree pits -- subterranean engineering design of planting spaces"


Date: 5 Dec. 2020

Time: 10:00 – 13:00


Please like our HLM Facebook page to receive latest information and registration link.


For enquiries, please contact Dr. Caroline LAW (Principal Investigator of the Seminar Series) by phone: (852) 3890 8283 or email: