Amount of food wasted by Malaysians enough to feed 12 million people a Day
Enough to feed 12 million people a day. That is how much Malaysians waste food every day. Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation (SWCorp) deputy chief executive officer Mohammad Diah Wahari said Malaysians threw away 16,688 tonnes of food daily. He said the figure was based on a SWCorp study conducted last year. “The amount of food wastage in Malaysia is enough to feed 12 million people three times a day. On top of that, the amount rises by about 15 to 20 per cent during festive seasons. Food waste in this country has reached a critical level as data by Solid Waste Management and Public Cleansing Corporation (SWCorp) shows that 55 percent of solid waste disposed at landfills comprise food. The reality, however, is the food is still ending up in Malaysia's landfills - and space is running out. As of 2018, Malaysia has 170 waste disposal sites - and only 14 had "sanitary landfill" status. Credit: MYsavefood
Poverty deprives people of adequate education, health care and of life's most basic necessities- safe living conditions (including clean air and clean drinking water) and an adequate food supply. The developed (industrialized) countries today account for roughly 20 percent of the world's population but control about 80 percent of the world's wealth.
Poverty and pollution seem to operate in a vicious cycle that, so far, has been hard to break. Even in the developed nations, the gap between the rich and the poor is evident in their respective social and environmental conditions.