Leftover food not going to waste

Posted on July 30, 2011. Filed under: Waste |

-The Star-

THE Rotary Club of Georgetown is donating a new machine which converts food waste into fertiliser to the state government.

Rotary Club of Georgetown past president Don Law said the fertiliser converted from food waste using the machine called Bio-Regen, could be used to nourish plants.

Current president Peter Melissen said that this was part of the Rotary Club’s efforts to raise environmental awareness among the public.

Kitchen friendly: A front view of the Bio-Regen machine which converts food waste into fertiliser

“We are doing our part to save the environment for our future generations,” he said at a press conference on Thursday.

The machine, which is the first of its kind in the world, was created by a team of two Australians and one from United Kingdom.

Quantum Water Heaters Sdn Bhd in Penang is working with this team in a joint venture whereby the machines will be manufactured here.

The press conference was held at the Penang Skills Development Centre which has purchased one machine and has been using it for the centre’s daily use.

Also present was Quantum Water Heaters CEO Soh Yew Aun.

Easy to use: Melissen loading the Bio-Regen machine with leftovers to demonstrate how to convert food waste into fertiliser. Beside him is Law.

There will be a two-day demonstration of the machine this weekend at New World Park, Penang, from 11am to 6pm where the public can bring their own food waste to be processed in the machine.

The official worldwide launch and the handing over of the machine from Rotary Club of Georgetown to the state government will take place on Sunday at 3pm at the same place.

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