Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 3:22 AM on Sunday 24 August

/ Front page / News

Council to monitor compost projects in schools

Luke Rawalai
Friday, June 06, 2014

THE Labasa Town Council through their JICA volunteers will closely monitor the composting projects that have been taken up by schools in Labasa.

Council assistant health inspector Emily Rauluni said they had earlier introduced the compost project to schools in Labasa stressing on the three Rs of reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

Ms Rauluni said this was in line with the council's vision of developing responsible future citizens who were knowledgeable in responsible waste management.

"We are working closely with our specialists from the JICA volunteer program from Japan," Ms Rauluni said.

"The council is actively involved in the production of compost manure and we do sell them from our warehouse here in Labasa for $2.50 for five kilograms.

"Our compost manures are a hit with customers and we have to produce more to feed the demand coming in."

Also speaking at a discussion yesterday JICA volunteer from the Ba Town Council, Koki Takano said moisture was a major element in the composting process.

"It is easy to do composting but we need the necessary climatic conditions to ensure the bacteria speed up the composting processes," he said.

"Any material is OK with composting but one needs to consider the amount and the content of the waste that they are using."


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. It was not us, says headman
  2. 2 die in highway accident
  3. A-G in, Urai out
  4. 14 years in jail for rape
  5. Attack on 3 buses
  6. Family assured of justice
  7. Criminal inquiry
  8. Draw D-day
  9. 58pc in favour of a secular state
  10. Legal action against Fiji's Elections Supervisor

Top Stories this Week

  1. Dad's cry for justice Friday (22 Aug)
  2. The murder which shocked the nation Tuesday (19 Aug)
  3. Bag full of cash Monday (18 Aug)
  4. 12 go out Wednesday (20 Aug)
  5. Inquiry into video Wednesday (20 Aug)
  6. Why the GCC Monday (18 Aug)
  7. Chaudhry files 42 nominations for election Tuesday (19 Aug)
  8. State audit Tuesday (19 Aug)
  9. Robbery suspect dies in hospital Thursday (21 Aug)
  10. Love, a new revelation Thursday (21 Aug)