Mining agrifood waste for value

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IN the battle against climate change, Malaysia made a commitment to halve carbon emissions by 2030 – and a part of achieving that would require the country to tackle 1.2 million tonnes of agrifood waste.

Traditional disposal methods have proven to be unsustainable; instead, the world is turning to upcycling agrifood by-products by transforming them into something new and of higher value or quality that can present new economic opportunities.

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