KUALA LUMPUR, 5 JUNE: Mentari Alam EKO (M) Sdn Bhd (MAEKO) is honored to officially announce its partnership with the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games that will be held from 19-30 August and the 9th ASEAN Para Games that will be held from 17th to 23rd September in Kuala Lumpur.
As a company that has specialised in food waste management solutions for the last decade, MAEKO's collaboration with the KL2017 ties in perfectly with the organisers vision of holding a "Waste Wise" and Green Games that pioneers sustainability in sport.
A Green Business Certified company and GreenTech Malaysia partner, MAEKO is the creator of award-winning composting machines that utilise state-of-the-art Microbial Aerobic Compression Composting Technology and a built-in aerobic filtration system.
MAEKO's innovative composting machines are able to take in any and all kinds of organic food waste, including hard organic waste such as bones, and turn it into immediately re-usable compost, soil enhancer or mulch within 12 to 24 hours.
"MAEKO is proud to be a Green Partner of KL2017 and support its initiative to be the most environmentally friendly games ever held. By presenting our innovative on-site composting solutions to the world, we hope to be part of this catalyst for change towards sustainable green practices," said Chelsea Chee, Founder and CEO of MAEKO.
As part of the collaboration, MAEKO will work with the KL2017 Malaysian Organising Committee (MASOC) to set up in-situ composting facilities at the Sports City Complex in Bukit Jalil and assist in efforts to ensure members of the public remain aware of the importance of separation of waste at source.
The compost produced on-site will then be transported for use to nearby farms and food cultivation centres under the Sahabat MAEKO programme that was launched in 2015.
While MAEKO's existing range of products are geared towards businesses, currently being utilized in food courts, schools, hospitals and city councils, the company plans to soon launch a more portable version of its award-winning composter that can be used in homes, at cafes or even by food trucks.
"Soon, everyone in Malaysia can have their very own composting machine at home, thus reducing waste, improving hygiene and helping to ward off pests. With increased education and awareness on these new environmentally conscious solutions that are available, we can 'bangkit bersama' and move a step closer towards achieving zero food waste," added Ms Chee.
For more information on this release, please contact Mae Ooi at 012 346 1586.