Phase 0: Site Selection
- Duration: 3-6 weeks
- Identify suitable sites adjacent to waste sources, potential sites within downtown KL are: Taman U-Thant, Jalan Alor parking lot, Central Market, and Petaling Street. Pasar Selayang is also currently under consideration.
* We are currently in conversation with DBKL to determine the most suitable and approved location.
* We've also obtained an official support letter from Department of Veterinary Services on the treatment of organic waste with Black Soldier Flies
Phase 1: Blueprint & Set Up
- Duration: 4-6 weeks
- Purchase & install necessary equipment within the EMBC.
- Ensuring a stable supply of electricity and water to support the EMBC's operations.
- Hire and provide training for the operational staff on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the entire bioconversion process.
Phase 2: Stakeholders Engagement
- Engage with food waste generators, including restaurants, food stalls, and communities, to encourage them to send their food waste to the EMBC.
- Establish partnerships with downstream off-takers to ensure a sustainable market for the products. We have initiated conversation with the Farmers' Associations, neighbouring pet shops are also potential off-takers.
- Establish an incentive programme with local council / partnering businesses and startups aimed at encouraging participation.
Phase 3: Operations
- Distribute blue drums to restaurants for efficient food waste collection
- Designate fixed collection days (2-3 times per week) for food waste to be delivered and collected at the EMBC.
- Trained workers and entomologists will oversee the pre-treatment and grinding of the waste before it is fed to the larvae.
- Monitor the bioconversion process, ensuring optimal conditions for the black soldier fly larvae to work efficiently.
- Harvest the downstream products, insect protein, and organic fertiliser, in batches for further distribution.
- Allow individuals and urban farmers to purchase the products or establish regular partnerships for off-take.
Phase 4: Awareness Programs
- Collaborate with schools, community associations, zero-waste groups, and corporations to conduct awareness programs.
- Raise awareness about sustainable waste management practices, the benefits of the EMBC, and the importance of reducing food waste.
- The awareness programs will contribute to a broader adoption of responsible waste disposal and promote the EMBC's positive impact on the environment and community.
- Labour: 2 personnel working approximately 5-6 hours per week.
- Space: Sufficient space to accommodate a 20x8ft container with additional buffer space.
- Infrastructure: Stable electricity and water supply to support the EMBC's operations.
By carefully following this execution plan and moving through the outlined phases, we aim to successfully establish and scale the EMBC as a transformative solution for food waste management in Kuala Lumpur