The Ugly Lunchbox


    Mr. Vincent Chan
  • Description of Invention

    In a year, there are ? tons of farmer produce wasted. These vegetables that did not pass the 'beauty standard' are mostly sold to retailers at a much cheaper price and some of them are turned into jams or sauces as a solution but still, there is a huge amount of them wasted. By wasting these perfectly fine farmer crops, we are not only wasting those farmer crops themselves, but we are also wasting the resources that are used to grow them. For example, 550bn cubic meters of water are wasted in order to grow these crops all around the world. Besides that, 1.4bn hectares of land are used for growing these crops. Nearly 30% of accessible agrarian land is utilized to develop or cultivate food that is accordingly squandered. This is especially disturbing given the estimation that by the year 2050, food creation should have expanded by 60% on 2005 levels to take care of a developing worldwide populace. Our solution will solve this problem, we decided to collaborate with farmers which use this “ugly veggie” to turn them into a pre-made meal. These pre-made meals are called ugly lunchboxes. We will hire B40 group women or single mothers to become chefs for preparing pre-made meals. Therefore, they can earn money from that. Ugly lunch boxes will be stored in the refrigerator which can ease customers to enjoy them anytime and anywhere. Customers who are willing to donate, can purchase it and donate to those people who are less fortunate and are struggling to have a proper meal. These people can be the homeless, indigenous, refugees, and many more. This solution not only can reduce the amount of 'ugly' farmer produce being wasted but also solve the hunger issues. This solution will cover SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) & SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption & Production). Based on Malaysia's SDG maps with the 11th Malaysia Plan, the remaining priority in SDG 2 is reaching out to more remote communities that have food needs. And based on the Global target for SDG 12 under target 12.5, it is stated that by 2030 substantially reduce waste by prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse.

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