KFC and sustainable packaging firm, Tria partner on a project that plans to recycle food and packaging waste into fertilizers. The pilot project started in June at KFC’s Yishun outlet.
According to Ms Marisa Soares, vice-president – Farming Solutions, Africa and Asia at Yara International, “The Tria-KFC organic recycling pilot is an important example of projects which can help smallholder (farmers who work on plots that average 1.2ha) and commercial farmers and governments achieve food security while ensuring sustainability in Singapore and other nations around the world.”
The pilot will have a six-month duration and plans to collaborate with Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara International to help assess the commercial viability of scaling the project to make a product that is compliant with international global standards.
“Should we be successful in this project, we will leverage our regional and global presence to create a marketplace for this solution, leveraging our connectivity and presence on the farm to support farmers and to help them adopt and use new solutions that would have a positive impact – not only on the soil but also on crops and on helping to reduce carbon emissions”, added Ms Marisa Soares.
(Source: The Strait Times)