Maggots help Indonesians fight food waste at home

These maggots are

helping fight food waste

The insects eat

household leftovers

Their excrement can

also be used as compost

36-YEAR-OLD HOUSEWIFE AND USER OF MAGOBOX, DEWI SINTA, SAYING:

"Before we had maggots, we clumped all of our trash together, regardless of whether it's organic or non-organic, and dumped it altogether. But since we got these maggots, we started to separate our food waste and keep it for the maggots."

Magobox was founded

at the end of 2020

It sells boxes of

Black Soldier Fly maggot eggs

The starter kits cost $27

MAGOBOX FOUNDER, FATHIMAH HIMMATINA, SAYING:

"A lot of people are just starting to know about maggots and their economic value. Overall, education about maggots is still lacking among people in Indonesia, because when people see maggots they think of them as gross.”

The maggots are rich in

protein and calcium content

They can also be used as livestock feed

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