【SDG Forum Series 2022–23】’Clean Bin Project’ — Documentary Screening & Sharing Session


31 Mar 2023


7:00 – 9:30 p.m. (GMT+8, HKT)


LT3, UG/F, Chen Kou Bun Building, CUHK
(* on-site participation only, first come first served)


Professor Daren LEUNG
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University

Biography of Speaker:

Professor Daren LEUNG is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University. After receiving his PhD from the University of Sydney, he returns to Hong Kong to continue his research and teaching on food, environment, sustainability and urban commons. He co-founded Day Waste-Wise (DDWW) with students and community partners to promote the community-oriented practices of recycling food waste.


Free admission, all are welcome.

Event Details:

‘Clean Bin Project’ (2010)|76 minutes

Director: Grant Baldwin (Canada)
Awards: Best Canadian Documentary, Projecting Change | Audience Choice, Reel Earth Film Festival

Grant and Jen go head-to-head in a comedic competition to live zero waste for an entire year. This multiple award winning, festival favourite shares moments of humour, struggle, and hope in the cinematic and creatively executed story of a couple who ask the question – ‘What can an individual do?’ Described as a combination of An Inconvenient Truth and Super Size Me, The Clean Bin Project is a fun and inspiring call to environmental action that speaks to crowds of all ages.

Brief Description of Sharing Session

Despite the massive promotion of waste reduction in recent years, the food waste we generate every day still accounts for as much as 30% of urban waste in Hong Kong, becoming a longstanding environmental issue. In this post-screening sharing session, Prof. Daren LEUNG will share his cultural research on food waste, and analyse the multiple roles of abundance (‘yu’) in our society. From the experience with his students in Day Waste-Wise (DDWW), the audience will be invited to think about ways to promote environmental protection practices, food and agriculture education, knowledge sharing, and community collaboration. Also, CNEX will invite student ambassadors who took part in the ‘Green Doc Podcast’ Project to share their experience and reflection on creating their own documentary podcast about environmental issues.

This talk is relevant to a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular, SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).


Documentary will be in English, provided with bilingual subtitles, the sharing session will be conducted in Cantonese; all are welcome.

Special thanks to CNEX for supporting this Screening and Sharing Session.