CPR as in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation? No, it actually stands for Compost, Plant, Reduce! Sunway Pyramid is doing its part to put food waste to better use by installing an on-site compost machine. The food we Malaysians waste in a day is a staggering amount, and the Food CPR campaign by Sunway Pyramid aims to reduce food waste, and also educate the public regarding this serious issue.
In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, with the support of the Sustainable Development Department of Sunway Group, are joining forces to help ease the issue of food waste in Malaysia by introducing Food CPR – COMPOST. PLANT. REDUCE. Sunway City started reducing food waste with the help of an on-site compost machine by MAEKO, a Malaysian outfit that will be highlighted at the UN Solutions Summit in New York. The Food CPR campaign takes priority in educating shoppers on the impact they have on our environment, including these few tips:
- Shop smart and reduce waste by not ordering more than what you need
- Save leftovers for later
- Keep track of what you dispose of
- Start using compost when you garden
Start Your Own Garden!
There will be an on-ground event from now until 6 October 2019 at LG2 Central Avenue. Shoppers will be able to participate in potting workshops which includes seed planting and decorating their own pots. There will also be a dispenser for compost collection to be used for gardening and planting. Shoppers will also be able to redeem various seeds by simply downloading the Sunway Pyramid Mobile App.
What A Waste!
Research shows that Malaysians contribute to more than 16,000 tonnes of food waste daily, enough to feed 12 million hungry mouths three meals a day. The shocking figure continues to worsen during the festive seasons by 15 to 20 percent. This initiative will kickstart the reduction of food waste in Sunway City. To date, the Food CPR campaign has garnered a total of 35 supporting partners for this initiative.In the long run, Sunway hopes that more brands will come on board to lessen their food waste. The campaign was officiated by YB Michelle Ng Mei Sze, State Assemblywoman of Subang Jaya along with Dato Jeffrey Ng, Chief Executive Officer, Sunway REIT Management, Mr HC Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Sunway Malls & Theme Parks, Mr. Kevin Tan, Chief Operating Officer, Sunway Malls, and Mr. Andre Scholl, Chief Executive Officer, Sunway Hotels & Resorts.
Sunway Pyramid collects 2.4 tonnes of food waste daily and up to 829 tonnes annually. With this campaign, Sunway Pyramid aims to significantly reduce this amount of food waste from going to landfills. Sunway Pyramid will also be able top roduce compost with the food waste composting machine that is complimentary for the public to collect during the on-ground event or at the permanent pocket area located at B1 in the mall. The compost produced will be ready to use two weeks after being mixed in garden soil. This allows the compost to condition beforehand.