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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."

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