KUALA LUMPUR: The amount of solid waste disposed off in the city during the month of Ramadan has increased by 25 percent or 3,000 tonnes daily from the normal 2,500 tonnes, according to Alam Flora Chief Executive Officer Mohd Zain Hassan.
He said food waste and untouched food, including those from Ramadan bazaars, were the largest contributors to the increase.
“Every time during the fasting month, we see a lot of food being wasted. The amount of solid waste disposed off in the city alone has increased by 400 tonnes daily,” he told reporters after attending the Imarah Ramadan With Alam Flora programme here yesterday.
At the event, Zain also presented Aidilfitri donations to 30 orphans and asnaf, and distributed 1,000 packs of “bubuk lambuk” (savoury porridge) cooked by 50 Alam Flora staff earlier, to local residents in Kampung Batu Muda here.
The company also donated copies of the Quran, shoe racks and prayer mats to Surau Ibrahimiah Kampung Batu Muda.