Malaysians are known to waste food.
Don't believe us?
Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation said that food wastage is a perpetual problem in Malaysia.
The household sector alone accounts for 44.5 per cent of the 16,667.5 tonnes of food waste generated in Malaysia daily!
Food wastage also seems to be a problem in China, with approximately 18 billion kilogrammes of food is wasted every year in China's urban catering industry.
A law to reduce food wastage
Looking to end or at least reduce wastage, China recently passed an Anti-Food Waste law as reported by Malay Mail citing Xinhua.
The law, meant to safeguard the country's food security, stated that catering service providers could charge a disposal fee on customers who leave excessive amounts of food waste.
Catering service providers must also spell out the disposal fee to inform their customers and are also required to remind customers of food frugality responsibilities.
Those who are found guilty will receive a warning and can be fined up to 10,000 yuan (RM6,400).
No wasting food even for "entertainment" purposes
The law enforcement went a step further to also ban food bloggers from live-streaming their binge eating.
(Yup, that's a thing!)
Not only that, media organisations that publish such news may receive a warning or even be shut down.
Under the law, local governments will also be required to inform the public on the developments of their anti-food waste work every year and also propose measures to increase their efforts.
Some of the initiatives are pretty cool!
Do you think something like this could work in Malaysia?