Connect with us


Malaysians Wasted 4,081 Tons of Edible Food in 2021!


My Post 1 2022 10 06T164305.009
Source: 123RF & 123RF

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is encouraging the public to change our habit of throwing away food waste to turn it into edible food.

Through kicking the habit of wasting food, we can help reduce the percentage of food waste that is thrown away.

According to a report by Harian Metro, CAP Education Officer NV Subbarow shared that based on the Malaysian Solid Waste Management and Public Cleaning Corporation (SWCorp), 4,081 tons of edible food was thrown away by Malaysians in 2021 alone.

34551606 L

Leftover food after lunch

The report explained that 24% of food waste consists of vegetables and meat that can still be eaten.

“The amount of food waste in Malaysia is enough to feed 12 million people 3 times a day.”

“This shows that Malaysians are used to throwing away food without thinking twice and it is a bad habit,” he said.

The inspiration to convert food waste into edible food is an alternative way to stop this bad habit. For example, leftover rice can be converted to fried rice, excess bread can be made into pudding.

180081183 L

“Leftover food such as rice, bread and noodles can be turned into simple but suitable food. Malaysians need to start adopting a zero-waste lifestyle and learn to value food in addition to controlling themselves from buying more that they can eat,” he added.

Knowing how many people in Malaysia have to go to bed hungry at night, we should learn to appreciate the food that we have by ensuring none goes to waste.

Stay tuned for more updates.


Also read: This Terengganu Neighbourhood Has A Rubbish-Dumping Drive-Thru Road & It’s So Gross

My Post 1 2022 10 04T135107.829

Source: 123RF
Source: 123RF

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Collage 12 1 Collage 12 1
News45 mins ago

Tun M Hopes That Proton Produces Its Own Electric Vehicle in The Future For Better Climate in The City

Yesterday morning (December 9), Tun Dr. Mahathir was presented with “Polestar 2” – an Electric Vehicle (EV) which was done...

Msian Student Masseur In Taiwan Msian Student Masseur In Taiwan
News4 hours ago

M’sian Studying in Taiwan Detained For Working as a Masseur Providing “Special Massages”

Going overseas to study is not an easy thing as it can get very expensive and one would need to...

My Post 1 2022 12 09T132924.610 My Post 1 2022 12 09T132924.610
News1 day ago

Annuar Musa Fired From UMNO Along With 2 Other UMNO Leaders

UMNO has confirmed that Ketereh Division UMNO Head, Tan Sri Annuar Musa, is among the 3 grassroots leaders who were...

My Post 1 2022 12 09T101258.257 My Post 1 2022 12 09T101258.257
News1 day ago

S’porean Vehicle Being Hunted by Police For Refusing to Give Way to Ambulance & Getting Into a Collision

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is looking for more information in regards to an incident involving a vehicle with a...

Ft Motac Ft Motac
News2 days ago

Tourism Minister Tiong King Sing Confirms That Arts & Culture Will Remain Under His Ministry

The Cabinet announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was met with shock by some of the appointments that were...

Ft Loke 1 Ft Loke 1
News2 days ago

Transport Minister Reveals That Kelana Jaya LRT Line Disruptions Can be Expected Until Q3 of 2023

Just a few days into his job, transport Minister Anthony Loke had gone to take the LRT during rush hour...

Collage 4 1 Collage 4 1
News2 days ago

“Biggest electoral fraud” – Muhyiddin Says PH, BN Lied in GE15 & Rakyat is Not Amused With Them

Nearly 3 weeks after GE15, the opposition – Perikatan Nasional (PN) has pointed out what they don’t like about the...

Collage 2 1 Collage 2 1
News3 days ago

“We’ll help” – PAS Challenges Gov’t to BAN Gambling Centers in States Controlled by BN & PH

Just recently, Prime Minister Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is also the Minister of Finance reduced the 4D Special Draw...


Latest Videos