"....willingness to change, to try new things and ways in all aspects of life for betterment, prosperity, peace and sustainability through creative solution...."
- Prof. Dato' Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang
During the class with Dr. Siri Roland Xavier we learned to come out with the NABC analysis whenever we want to propose any new innovative ideas. My SS group came out with this superb ideas of "Bioplastic pellet".
Amount of solid waste generated in Peninsular Malaysia has increased from 17,000 tonnes per day in 2002 to 19,100 in 2005 and expected to be 30,000 tonnes in 2020 reported by the solid waste management in 2009.
Food waste generally comprises about 45% of the total and this lead to big headache - environment problem in Malaysia.
So, there is a need to help in reducing the total waste in Malaysia where our Bioplastic pellet will be made primarily from food waste. The process is as follow :-
Food waste undergo fermentation ---> Lactic acid processed by bacteria
---> Degradation of bacteria to get the bioplastic polymer ---> Bioplastic pellet
Another point of this pellet is to enhance the awareness and to increase the usage of biodegradable plastic.
He also taught us on the [ - important or interesting - ] ideas. Overall, we concluded that our idea is IMPORTANT as it helps in reducing the food waste in Malaysia and encouraged the usage of biodegradable plastic among Malaysians.