In 2019, we invested in a compost machine designed to process up to 500 litres of food waste every day, hence saving 180,000 litres of food waste from landfills every year. Food composting machines installed in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur reduce up to 80% of food waste within 24 hours by transforming it into bio-organic compost. In 2020, the machine processed approximately 15,030 kg of food waste and produced 8,803 kg of compost which were then made available for free to the public at the mall’s compost collection spot.
In Menara Sunway, The Pinnacle Sunway, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Sunway College and Sunway University, food waste is stored for collection by a vendor who uses Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae and earthworms to break down the organic matter to form fertiliser. In 2020, 8,470 kg of food waste was collected. The BSF larvae and earthworms are fed to poultry farms and fisheries, while the organic fertiliser is used to nourish vegetable crops.