More than 13,000 tonnes of food dumped every month, Dewan Rakyat told

KUALA LUMPUR: Over 13,000 tonnes of food is thrown away by Malaysians every month, says Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican.
“It is a huge challenge dealing with solid waste with almost 38,000 tonnes thrown away each month in the country.
“Of this total, about 45% is solid food waste,” the Housing and Local Government Minister said in reply to Che Alias Hamid (PN-Kemaman) in the Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday (June 3).
“This problem is not confined to Malaysia as it also happens in other Asean countries such as Indonesia where over 60% of waste is solid food waste, 55% in the Philippines and 64% in Thailand,” he added.