Leftover Moon Cakes to be Turned into Animal Feed
According to some cake manufacturers, most of their unsold moon cakes after the Mid Autumn festival will be made into animal feed. Cake manufacturers Wing Wah in Hong Kong and Fujin in Shenzhen have already sold their leftover moon cakes to companies that recycle the cakes into animal feed.
Unsold moon cakes found in stores and supermarkets were taken away by manufacturers on the night of the Mid Autumn festival and no more moon cakes will be sold until the next festival. Many small bakeries also make their own moon cakes during the festival, and usually sell them to food processing companies the day after the festival. Cakes containing lotus seeds and egg yolk can’t be processed so the companies end up throwing them away.
Companies also received suggestions from residents that they should find ways to reuse the boxes that are used to package the moon cakes. Since most of the moon cake packaging are of high quality, companies should find a way to recycle them to help protect the environment and at the same time lower manufacturing costs.