The work of 11-year-old Maryam Muzamir on converting seafood shellfish into sustainable livestock feed was highlighted on The Late Late Show with James Corden in the United States.
Maryam (above) won three prizes last month at the International Invention Innovation Competition (Ican) in Toronto, Canada, for transforming shrimp and sea snail shells, which would otherwise become food waste, into livestock feed.
The particular episode of the American talk show, which aired on September 23, focused on the issue of climate change and sustainability.
“Let me tell you, you might have heard of this girl, she’s absolutely amazing – Maryam Muzamir. She’s an 11-year-old girl from Malaysia.
“She’s found a use for a common waste food item – seafood shells – and she’s turning those shells into a healthy, sustainable new feed for livestock,” said Corden, the show’s host.
A clip from the show was also posted on his official Twitter account.
Corden is also known for his popular carpool karaoke segment with celebrities.
Maryam, a Standard 5 student from SK(P) Methodist Kuantan, embarked on an effort to use seafood shells after reading an article indicating that they contain the health-promoting compound chitin livestock.
She won the gold medal at Ican 2021 as well as the Canadian Special Award and the Best Young Inventor Award.