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Circular Economy: Food Waste To Compost With BOKASHI Myanmar

Circular Economy: Food Waste To Compost With BOKASHI Myanmar

Do you think food scraps from the kitchen and dry leaves from your garden are not helpful? Bio-waste can circle their life back to nourish the soil we grow. 51% of the day to day municipal wastes are found to be garden waste, and 18% are food waste in the urban area of Myanmar. Organic waste in landfills generates methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Methane is 25 times more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide when released into the atmosphere. The releases of methane gas in the hot temperature seasons can lead to a fire.

In Yangon 2018, a dumpsite fire lasted for over two weeks. Smoke from the fire resulted in a noticeable deterioration in air quality in townships near the landfill, and dozens of people, including children, were hospitalised with respiratory problems. To reduce the amount of bio-waste going into landfills, we need the power of each household and individual to #SWITCH.

Bokashi Myanmar executed the practical organic waste treatment training in Myeik, Kalaw and Yangon as part of the Prevent Plastics project’s central pillar of implementing a sustainable waste management system. The training was opened to the public and delivered without charges. The training objective is to provide various options using Effective Microorganism and Bokashi Bran. The team offered theoretical and practical ways to produce compost, CEM, Super bokashi, and organic pesticides during the training.

Prevent Plastics team would like to thank everyone sincerely for making this initiative possible and accessible. The knowledge and skills achieved from this training can be utilised in real life to take care of personal household waste or produce organic compost and fertiliser for commercial purposes. It was great witnessing a community that shared the same passion and commitment to protecting our environment. Stay tuned for future events to come!

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