The project aims to ignite the behavioural transition to responsible food consumption and preparation, reducing food waste, as well as improving source separation and composting of food waste. Activities include the development of tools and materials for responsible food consumption, preparation and waste management, which will eventually allow for replicability in the future. The project covers different target sectors such as households, schools, and the hospitality industry.

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Implemented in

  • Asia / Pacific
  • Malaysia

Led by

  • Forum Air Malaysia

Sustainability themes
Food systems, Education, Waste

Sectors of activity
Food & Beverage, Tourism, Waste, incl. Chemicals, Education

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising

Type of lead actor
Civil society

Start date
01/05/2017

End date
30/06/2018

Objectives

The project is to create transition in behaviour to responsible food consumption and preparation, reduce food waste generation and improve source separation and composting of food waste to minimize food waste ending up in largely unsanitary landfills in Malaysia – thus, contributing to greenhouse gas (especially methane) reduction from landfills.

Activities

(1) Development of supporting tools and materials to help sustain responsible food consumption, preparation and waste management – also basis for replicability in other locations in Malaysia (Composting and waste cooking oil management)
(2) Organise Responsible Preparation, Consumption and Waste Management of Food – among households/ schools
(3) Organise Responsible Preparation, Consumption and Waste Management of Food – among FSOs
(4) Incorporate best practices and the MS in Food and Beverage and Hospitality course modules

Impact and Results

The impact of this initiative is to encourage the behavioural transition to responsible food consumption and preparation, reducing food waste, as well as improving source separation and composting of food waste. The project is expected to impact different target sectors such as households, schools, and the hospitality industry.

Next steps and how to get involved

Please contact Forum Air Malaysia (lead organisation on the project) for more information on how to get involved.