The amount of food leftover from the Ramadan Bazaar in Selangor increased by 45 percent this year compared to 2022. KDEB Waste Management (KDEBWM) recorded a total of 73.67 tons of food leftover every day in the month of Ramadan in 2023 covering seven local authority areas in Selangor compared to 50.78 tons every day in the month of Ramadan in 2022.
The increase follows the increase in the number of business plots and traders at the Ramadan bazaars in the state compared to the previous year which was less due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. KDEBWM is responsible for collecting garbage at the Ramadan bazaars in seven local authority areas in Selangor including the Shah Alam City Council, Kuala Langat Municipal Council, Sepang Municipal Council, Klang Municipal Council, Kajang Municipal Council, Subang Jaya City Council and Selayang Municipal Council.
Statistics of food leftover generation from Ramadan bazaars in 2023 compared to 2022
A significant increase in the number of business plots can be seen in the Klang Municipal Council, up by 1,331 compared to last year. This has contributed to the increase in garbage by 16.5 tons per day.
As for the Ramadan Bazaar in Hulu Selangor, Kuala Selangor, Ampang Jaya, Sabak Bernam and Petaling Jaya, it is managed by the respective councils themselves. In the meantime, KDEBWM advises the public to be wiser when spending at the Ramadan bazaars to avoid wastage.