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Govt to phase out landfills and adopt more eco-friendly waste disposal systems

IPOH: The Government will phase out landfills as a waste management method with studies underway to adopt more energy efficient and eco-friendly methods, said Zuraida Kamaruddin.

 Housing and Local Government minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (left) being welcomed by Perak exco Yong Choo Kiong (right) and other Perak state officials at the Perak State Secretariat in Ipoh. - SAIFUL BAHRI/ The Star

Chinese farmer unleashes 300 million hungry cockroaches to eat food waste

Li Yanrong’s farm in Zhangqiu district in Jinan, Henan province, houses 300 million American cockroaches that together munch through about 15 tonnes of food waste a day, or about a quarter of the district’s kitchen scraps.

Cockroaches are seen as pests, but they can be useful in disposing of food waste. - AFP