GEORGE TOWN: Homeowners can turn their kitchen waste into compost and growth promoters instead of discarding them, said Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) education officer N.V. Subbarow.
He said using kitchen waste for these purposes can help in reducing waste.
“The skin of fruits and potatoes, and parts of vegetables not used in cooking can be used as compost in gardening.
“Just add them into the pot of a growing plant or vegetable with some sand and the benefits can be seen three motnhs later.
“Fish head and intestines can be mixed with brown sugar to be turned into fish amino acid that can act as a growth promoter for plants,” Subbarow said.
He said CAP provided classes and training on how to make compost using kitchen waste.
He said it was important for the public to reduce food wastage by, among others, not to cook more than what is needed.