Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Young Meng-Cheung introducing Hong Kong Organic Waste Recycling Centre.
This startup collects and processes food waste and then turns that waste into animal feed. “It is our duty to return this gift to nature,” says Andrew Young Meng-Cheung from Hong Kong Organic Waste Recycling Center.
Hong Kong produces around 3,000 tons of food waste everyday. The center collects about five to eight tons per day from 20 clients.
Through a process of refinement and nutrient addition, the team has been able to produce 1.5 tons of animal food a day which is sold to farmers.
There’s still room to expand. In Hong Kong alone, 210 tons of animal food is needed daily. The Organic Waste Recycling Centre hopes to expand to other areas, including China, as part of the government’s new official five-year plan to reduce food waste.
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