Though progress on reducing and managing waste in Malaysia has been slow and patchy, there are heartening stories of companies, governments and individuals leading the way. Persistence is key to winning the war on waste say those fighting it.
Malaysians produce 37,000 tonnes of garbage every day, and waste 15,000 tonnes of food every daily. Image Campusplus
eco-business_Auto City is an unlikely place for one of corporate Malaysia’s more ambitious zero waste initiatives.
Located on mainland Penang, it is a busy commercial hub spread over eight hectares and dedicated to retail, dining and entertainment. Given the nature of its business, kitchen waste is inevitable but waste going to a landfill is not, the company’s founder Gary Teoh believes.