KOTA KINABALU: Restaurant and hotel operators in Sabah have been urged to send their leftover food to organic fertiliser processing factories.
“The leftovers can be processed to become fertilisers that are environmental-friendly,” said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Yahya Hussin, who is also state Agriculture and Food Industry Minister.
He said residents in housing estates should do the same.
“The fertilisers would benefit the agricultural sector,” he told reporters after visiting Glomus Ecology Sdn Bhd, a factory for processing organic fertiliser, here today.
Meanwhile, he urged local farmers to use organic fertiliser for their plants as it is environmental-friendly and safe without chemicals harmful to health.
“Organic fertiliser can also increase productivity and quality of the plants besides being clean,” he said.
Glomus Ecology sales and marketing director Julian Mickey Niun said the company recorded a sale of 1,000 metric tons of organic fertiliser last year.
Based on the encouraging response, the company would build another factory that could process 12,000 metric tons of organic fertiliser per year, he said.
Glomus Ecology Sdn Bhd, set up in 2010 as the first organic fertiliser factory in Sabah works on green technology to reprocess food waste within 24 hours.- BERNAMA