KL Convention Centre Builds On Its Waste Management Efforts With A Food Composter

According to the World Resources Institute, out of 100 billion tons of resources that enter the economy every year, only 8.6% gets recycled and used again. Since 1970, use of resources has tripled and could double again by 2050 if business continues as usual.

KL Convention Centre Builds On Its Waste Management Efforts
With A Food Composter
(2nd from R) The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s Deputy General Manager, John Burke and team members

The Centre looks to implement a KLCC precinct-focused circular economy to create a sustainable meetings destination in Malaysia


Malaysia’s premier purpose-built venue, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has recently invested in a food composter machine to expand its waste management efforts.

This latest initiative aims to develop a circular economy model for the KLCC precinct, to help transform it into a SDG hub and create sustainable meetings destination in Malaysia.

The Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, says, “In our endeavour to manage event-generated waste responsibly, investing in our own composting machine is another significant step.

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“Since including composting as part of our process, we have recorded a 30% decrease in the overall food waste disposed. We are also collecting more data, through which we can better study delegates’ consumption behaviour.

“This enables us to plan food production more efficiently and cater to customer-based cooking, which results in reduced food waste and less food cost. One of the long-term plans of the composter is to also provide non-chemical-based fertilisers to the 50-acre KLCC park that is adjacent to the Centre.”

According to the World Resources Institute, out of 100 billion tons of resources that enter the economy every year, only 8.6% gets recycled and used again. Since 1970, use of resources has tripled and could double again by 2050 if business continues as usual.

“We understand how critical it is to move away from a linear economic model to a circular model. Our focus is on creating a regenerative system that helps us make better use of finite resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, protect the well-being of our biodiversity and boost the business of the various entities that make up the KLCC precinct,” continues Pryor.