Converting leftovers into fertiliser or animal feed

Bags of fertiliser produced by Westcom's food waste recycling machine.
Bags of fertiliser produced by Westcom's food waste recycling machine.PHOTO: A*STAR

Leftover food can now be converted into fertiliser or animal feed - thanks to technology developed by a local company.

Westcom Solutions' food digester uses microbes - small micro-organisms that break down food waste into simpler organic materials - which are added into the machine.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 16, 2019, with the headline 'Converting leftovers into fertiliser or animal feed'. Subscribe