07 Apr '17, 11am

Food waste digesters to be installed in 10 schools by end-May

SINGAPORE - By the end of May, 10 primary and secondary schools will be fitted with food waste digesters that will turn discarded food into compost, as the education sector takes on the fight to reduce food waste. The first school to start off the battle in the two-year Love Your Food @ Schools Project, which was launched on Friday (April 7), is Chongzheng Primary School. The school generates 17kg of food waste each day, which its new food waste digester will now be able to turn into 2kg of compost within 10 hours. The machine will be placed at the school for two years. From next week, its students, staff and canteen vendors will have to throw their leftover food into four special bins. The food waste in the bins will be weighed and dumped into the digester at the end of each day. At the project's launch at Chongzheng Primary School on Friday, about 500 primary and seconda...

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