Recycling residual waste rehabilitates lahar-ravaged farmlands
Ian Ocampo Flora PORAC — Recycling residual organic waste has never been this exciting for this town’s local agriculture industry.
The prospects of converting residual waste into organic fertilizer; reducing the local government’s expenses on garbage disposal; and at the same time helping local farmers with low cost fertilizer and rehabilitating lahar ravaged farmlands are the reasons that prompted the Municipal Government of Porac to embrace a simple yet revolutionary technology on organic fertilizer production.
And to cap it all, the town need not spend a single centavo.
Porac town, through Mayor Condralito dela Cruz, has partnered with Japanese plant pathologist and entrepreneur Tsuyoshi Morita of Golden Opportunities Diversified and Japanese company Tokyo Tech for a waste management system using micro-organisms and vermi worms to decompose organic waste.
The town has now embraced the “Morita System” to help solve the garbage problem of the town and totally eliminate residual organic waste.
The “Morita System” is a low-cost organic waste management system.
The system is a twofold approach of using a combination of anaerobic digestion by liquid micro-organisms called “compost activator”(CA) for residual organic waste and feeding the remaining solid parts that are not dissolved in the first process through vermi-culture.
The process produces a combination of potent liquid and solid fertilizer that could be used as fertilizer and soil enhancer.
DILG describes the SGLG award as the “conferment of a Seal to LGUs that adhere to performance criteria on any of the following areas: good financial housekeeping, disaster preparedness, social protection for the basic sector, business-friendliness and competitiveness, environmental management, and law and order and public safety.” The rigorous and tedious compliance to the requirements helps enhance the local government’s focus in its readiness to efficiently deliver basic services.