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Transforming food waste into value added products: A circular economy analysis of Malaysian fisheries sector

Fernando, Yudi and Fasihah, Elias and Muhammad Shabir, Shaharudin and Rajan, Jose (2019) Transforming food waste into value added products: A circular economy analysis of Malaysian fisheries sector. In: Proceeding of Nano-Micromaterials for Circular economy and Sustainability in the East Asia Pacific, 29 August - 1 September 2019 , National University of Singapore, Singapore. pp. 1-13..

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Abstract

Food waste is recognized as a certain issue occurring globally and it is particularly severe in developed countries. This shows that there is still lacking of approaches in managing the food waste especially in fisheries sector. Fisheries based food wastes which are mainly generated during the production process could turned out to be useful according to the Circular Economy (CE) concept. As the CE concept proposed that the resource materials should be in the circularity flow, the disposal of food wastes into the landfill can be reduced and thus provides the positive outcome to the environmental, economic and societal impact. This paper basically tends to investigate the root cause of the food wastes, the effectiveness of the adoption of CE in improving the profit margin and also to provide the best practice of CE adoption. CE is analysed using the VOSviewer software, and then the t-test is performed to compare the profit margin before and after CE implementation. This resulted to the fact that CE implementation can improve the financial performance of a company by turning the fish waste into a value added product, which is fish pellet.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Circular Economy; Food Waste; Circular Economy Analysis; Value-Added Product; Best Practices
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Management
Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: Pn. Hazlinda Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2019 07:33
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 01:41
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/26501
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