The Chief Executive announced in his 2017 Policy Agenda, "Provide appropriate professional support for organisations such as tertiary institutions, and primary and secondary schools with suitable venues for on-site treatment of food waste, so as to reduce food waste disposal at landfills and at the same time enhance teachers' and students' awareness of the food waste problems and food wise culture". To take forward this initiative, the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has launched the Pilot Programme on Provision of Small Food Waste Composters at School (the "Pilot Programme") in 2018 through the Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) to provide the primary and secondary schools with a small food waste composter, Education Kits and educational materials in order to assist schools in cultivating the teachers' and students' "Food Wise" culture, reducing food waste and demonstrating the recycling of food waste into compost for use in planting on campus.