Saturday, March 17, 2012

Homemade compost

We live in a society where we are dependent on others, now the challenge is how well we can manage to reduce the dependency. Lets us consider the waste management process, every household in India is contributing 7 to 10 Kg of waste from kitchen in a month. There are other solid wastes which may contribute to another 5 Kg. Are we really serious about this, or just waiting for the government to propose any schemes or plans on waste management?  Are we serious about our kids and their living in future?  Or just ignore them as we are getting accustomed to what our parents or the previous generation did?
There are a lot of cost effective homely waste management processes. In this blog I would like to share my contribution on how well I can make my city clean while managing my kitchen waste and converting it to a productive vegetable plantation and further a fruitful result. 

Clay pot for disposing kitchen and other degradable waste. This is an ordinary pot meant for planting seedlings.

There are other terracotta pots available for converting waste to compost, which will have proper air circulation options in the pot to support worms to help in decomposing the wastes.

Pumpkin which grew from the waste, this pot has all the waste from the kitchen.

Another pot ready to get planted. This is a mixture of vegetable, excess food waste.

Black Soldier Flies and Larvae

- They never transmit any diseases 
- They don’t bite or sting and they avoid human habitats. 
- Their presence in waste deters or even eliminates house fly reproduction in that waste 
- Larvae rapidly consume almost any organic waste except for high cellulose items like yard waste 
- Larvae reduce the volume of household food waste by up to 95% 
- A 2 foot (60cm) container of larvae can process 5 lbs. (2.3kg) or more of household food waste in 24 hours

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