07 Apr '17, 4pm

Food recycling machines to be installed at 10 schools for 2-year pilot

Food recycling machines to be installed at 10 schools for 2-year pilot

SINGAPORE: Starting next week, students at Chongzheng Primary School will be turning food into fertiliser. It is the first of 10 primary and secondary schools to have a food waste digester installed, as part of a two-year pilot by the National Environment Agency (NEA) to get the education sector to cut down on food waste. The project, Love Your Food @ Schools, aims to cultivate the message of reducing food waste from young. Students, staff and canteen operators will have to sort their leftovers into dedicated bins. The school generates about 17 kilogrammes of food waste every day and all this will be dumped into the digester, which will churn out 2 kilogrammes of compost in just 10 hours. This will be handed out to community groups, for instance, to use in their gardens. Principal of Chongzheng Primary School, Audrey Wong, said: "We will have a learning journey for all our...

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