Fruit Waste Sprouts a Lush Forest

Fruit Waste Sprouts a Lush Forest

Costa Rica is a major producer of oranges, but local orange juice-making companies tend to have little use of orange peels. So in 1998 one of those juice makers dumped 12,000 tons of peels and leftover pulp on a barren 3-hectare swathe of former pastureland for cattle. Then everyone quickly…

Food Waste has reached Stunning Proportions in Penang

Food Waste has reached Stunning Proportions in Penang

People in Malaysia waste lots of food. Nothing new about that, of course. At Clean Malaysia we’ve long been issuing warnings and reminders about the wasteful habits of citizens across the country. But here comes another reminder of just how wasteful many Malaysians are when it comes to their food….

Food Waste is a Grave Concern

Food Waste is a Grave Concern

Food waste, as we’ve pointed it out, is reaching epidemic proportions in Malaysia. Out of the 38,000 tons of waste Malaysians leave behind every single day, some 15,000 tons is food waste. More than half of that waste, some 8,000 tons, could easily be avoided with better management of resources. Meanwhile, 3,000 tons of food that…

Malaysia’s Food Waste Needs Tackling

Malaysia’s Food Waste Needs Tackling

Malaysians – let’s be honest – tend to be wastrels. We waste up to 300 liters of water per person a day on average, and as if that wasn’t enough we also waste plenty of food. As much as 9,000 tons of food is wasted a day around the nation,…