Fiji Time: 4:12 AM on Friday 26 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ 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.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65220.6332
JPY 54.851351.8513
GBP 0.37360.3656
EUR 0.43350.4215
NZD 0.69610.6631
AUD 0.65080.6258
USD 0.48840.4714

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th, May, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. No to village bylaw
  2. Dipti's bold decision
  3. Florist turns rags to riches
  4. Civil service pay structure review
  5. Plans to install chief
  6. Sex crimes rise
  7. BRIEFLY
  8. Waveriders hit Biarritz
  9. Plea for assistance
  10. Climate funds

Top Stories this Week

  1. A-G sounds warning Sunday (21 May)
  2. Man wants house back Wednesday (24 May)
  3. Qoro on Pleass board Monday (22 May)
  4. Work cut out Monday (22 May)
  5. 'Past politicians' did not fix roads Saturday (20 May)
  6. Henry's debt to mum Wednesday (24 May)
  7. Ratu Naiqama set to return as MP Friday (19 May)
  8. Toorak youths distraught over lost jerseys Tuesday (23 May)
  9. Mystery chests, villagers warned Wednesday (24 May)
  10. Pillar of strength Wednesday (24 May)