A local group launched a series of events Sunday promoting the idea that eco enzyme made from kitchen waste can save the planet.
The opening ceremony for the “Eco Enzyme Saves the Earth” series was held at the Family Service Centre of the Women’s General Association of Macau (commonly known as Fu Luen) in Rua da Barca yesterday. About two dozen people attended the event.
Christopher Chang Wan Chong, the director-general of the China-Macau Youth Development and Promotion Association (CMYDPA), told reporters on the sidelines of the ceremony the biggest aim of the series of events was to promote the use of eco enzyme that can be easily made from kitchen waste. He also said he hoped this kind of event would encourage people to make eco enzyme at home to ease the burden on the city’s solid waste incineration plant.
According to the website www.enzymesos.com, eco enzyme is a “complex solution produced by the fermentation of fresh kitchen waste (for example, fruit and vegetable dregs), sugar and water. It is dark brown and has a strong sweet sour fermented scent.” The website notes that eco enzyme has multiple functions and can be used for household cleaning, agriculture, animal husbandry and much more.
Chang pointed out in his opening speech that last year, Macau’s daily waste reached 1,431 tonnes, of which kitchen waste took up 40 percent, or almost 570 tonnes per day. He said the most efficient way to save the Earth was by “reducing, reusing and recycling”.
At the event, CMYDPA invited guest speakers to make 20 litres of eco enzyme at the venue to prove that it could be easily made even in Macau.
According to the statement, the “Eco Enzyme Saves the Earth” series’ of events will be going on continuously in the next six months. The association will be visiting schools and community centres to give talks and host workshops to promote the use of eco enzyme.(Macaunews)