[Waste-to-energy] The O · PARK1 Visitor Centre is Now Open!
O · PARK1, the first organic resources recovery centre in Hong Kong, converts food waste into electricity and the Visitor Centre provides a green education space that combines environmental protection, multiple technology features and learning elements. The Visitor Centre is now open to public, let's scroll down and know more about the new attractions!
What is O· PARK1?
O · PARK1 has been collecting food waste since July 2018. It converts food waste into biogas for power generation through the application of advanced biotechnology, with a daily food waste treatment capacity of about 200 tonnes. Apart from handling food waste, O · PARK1 is also responsible for promoting a 'food wise and waste less' culture to reduce food waste at source.
Experience an exciting food-waste-to-eneger adventure
The O · PARK1 Visitor Centre uses innovative computer animations to give visitors a general introduction of the centre's operation, design and craftsmanship. This is the first time that the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has integrated the use of 360-degree projection and 3D mapping technology in an educational facility. Innovative computer animations are used to illustrate the advanced food waste treatment processes and the associated benefits in greenhouse gas reduction towards combating climate change. This also helps promote the "food wise and waste less" culture.
Visitors can also experience an exciting food-waste-to-energy adventure, together with four food-waste characters, through a lively cartoon feature at the O · CLUB dome theatre. This unforgettable adventure shall enable visitors to better understand the food-waste-to-energy processes, helping to instill a behavioural change in food waste reduction at source.
Get closer to "Big Waster" and the actual-size equipment and systems
Outside the dome theatre, visitors will travel along an outdoor visitor path with three attractions. They can take photos with the iconic "Big Waster" at O · WELL, then stroll along the O · LINK path for a closer look at the actual-size equipment and systems, while tour guides will explain in detail the concept of converting food waste to energy and how the renewable energy can contribute towards the goal of carbon neutrality. Finally, visitors will arrive at the O · FARM sky garden, located on the rooftop of the composting and maturation building, to appreciate the horticulture.
Receive a bag of compost as souvenir
Shrubs in O · FARM and all the gardening within the facilities are nurtured by in-house produced compost products. Compost is the by-product generated from recycling food waste at O · PARK1 and all visitors will receive a bag of compost as a souvenir to share the benefits from food waste recycling.
Details for visitors
All visits must be booked. Free Cantonese, Putonghua and English guided tours are availble for booking on the online booking system of the O · Park 1 website.
For details on opening hours, transportation and complimentary shuttle bus services, please click here.
If you are interested in visiting other EPD facilities, please refer to EPD's website for more details.