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Food waste handling in Malaysia and comparison with other Asian countries


Lim, W. J. and Chin, Nyuk Ling and Yusof, A. Y. and Yahya, A. and Tee, Tuan Poy (2016) Food waste handling in Malaysia and comparison with other Asian countries. International Food Research Journal, 23 (suppl.). S1-S6. ISSN 1985-4668; ESSN: 2231-7546


The increasing amount of food waste in Malaysia in recent years has brought many environmental issues in the country where it affects the nation’s solid waste management framework. At the moment, the government is limited to other alternatives of food waste disposal besides the conventional landfill and incineration methods. This paper provides information on the current status of food waste handling, management, regulations, and policies in Malaysia. It helps to draw the problem and challenge to a clearer view in efforts of achieving sustainable and integrative food waste handling in the country.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Anaerobic digestion; Asian countries; Composting; Food waste; Malaysia
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 10:51
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 10:51
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/50477
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