Wastewise Certificate

Who can apply?

All local private and public companies and organisations as well as their individual functional units that primarily operate within Hong Kong are welcome.


The Wastewi$e Certificate recognises companies / organisations for their commitment to and efforts in environmental protection through waste reduction and/or recycling. Certificate holders can enjoy many benefits, such as –

Save cost

Waste reduction encourages efficient use of materials in daily operation of companies/organisations which help to save costs on purchase of materials.

Enhance productivity and competitiveness

Waste reduction helps to increase business competitiveness and enhance the corporate image by attracting customers who value the commitment of companies to improve the environment.

Obtain technical assistance with waste reduction and recycling practices

Our Technical Consultant will provide support to Wastewi$e Certificate participants on waste reduction and recycling practices for free.

Contribute to environmental protection

Waste reduction helps to improve the standard of living for all. By reducing the amount of waste, there will be less demand for additional landfill sites. Our valuable land resources can be better utilised to improve our living environment.

Awarded a prestigious Wastewi$e Certificate

The Certificate is synonymous with exceptional leadership in the environmental arena to promote the achievement of the Certificate holder in waste reduction.

Recognise and Publicise Achievement in Waste Reduction

Becoming a Wastewi$e Certificate holder means entering into a partnership with the Government to achieve common environmental objectives. The ECC may commend the efforts of certificate holders through publicity and marketing activities that will make their environmental achievements and contributions known to the public.

Participate in the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE)

Certificate holders can obtain bonus points in the HKAEE, another ECC's annual signature award programme led by the ECC, to recognise the overall environmental achievements of an organisation. Find out more details at the HKAEE website.

Recognised by other Environmental Protection Award Programmes and Schemes
Programme Benefits for Wastewi$e Certificate Holders
BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Awards Programme 1 bonus point on top of the full marks. More Details
BEAM Plus Scheme 1 bonus credit in BEAM Plus Existing Buildings Version 2.0 – Comprehensive Scheme; or 1 credit in Materials and Waste Aspects under BEAM Plus Existing Buildings Version 2.0 – Selective Scheme. More Details
The Caring Company Scheme Criterion on "Caring for the Environment, Criteria 5 – Environmental Label or other recognition" fulfilled.More Details
Green Office Awards Labelling Scheme (GOALS) Two Green Office Best Practice Criteria fulfilled. More Details
Low-carbon Office Operation Programme (LOOP) 2.5 points in the LOOP labelling verification (Maximum credits gained in LOOP labelling verification are 5 points or 5% of total credits). More Details
Green Shop Alliance Award (GSA) 1 bonus point in HKGSA Award assessment. More Details
Enjoy Discounts on other Green Mark and Label Schemes
Scheme Discount offered to Wastewi$e Certificate Holders
Hong Kong Green Mark Discount on application fee and quarterly surveillance fee for each first application. More Details
Hong Kong Green Label Scheme Discount on application fee for each first application. More Details

Certification Criteria - Levels, Requirements and Validity

There are three levels of the Wastewi$e Certificate, namely basic, good and excellent, depending on the extent of achievement of the measures as illustrated below.

Wastewise Table

Certification Process

Companies / organisations can join the Certificate all year round. The diagram below will guide you through the certification process.

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