Re­cy­cling resid­ual waste re­ha­bil­i­tates la­har-rav­aged farm­lands

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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.

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