Penang’s Food Waste Prevention Campaign

 The “Makan Sampai Habis” or “Appreciate food, Don’t waste” Campaign was mooted to address the issue of food wastage in Penang. The campaign encourages people to not to overcook in the household or over order meals and eating places to prevent unnecessary wastage. Wasted food eventually ends up in the landfill in majority of cases; causing the emission of greenhouse gases when decaying. This document gives a brief overview of the efforts taken as part of an overarching philosophy to minimise organic waste and divert it from the landfill. It not only places focus on prevention of food waste but also deals with the converting unused food and other organics into useful products to be reused in the agriculture sector for a more sustainable food production thus enhancing food security.

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