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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Eateries dump food waste into rivers, polluting eight rivers in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor

Breaking all the rules: The health department prohibits direct discharge of water from pipes into drains as well as washing plates or preparing food in back lanes. Only restaurants with fat, oil and grease (FOG) traps will be issued licences. This restaurant in Taman Megah, Cheras, however, is still operating as a result of poor enforcement. — GRACE CHEN/The Star

TEEMING with food waste, clogged with grease and filled with water the colour of curry, drains surrounding coffeeshops and food stalls in most areas in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor can be a nauseating sight.
This filth then flows into rivers and pollutes the water.
Studies on the water quality under the River of Life project identified food waste as the main pollutant in eight rivers flowing through Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.  READ MORE ..... 

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