Solid Waste Management Says Composting is the Way for the Future

Compost

A totally natural way to reduce, reuse, and recycle organic waste is to compost.

Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming.

Recently the World Bank stated that Governments should seek ways to create employment for people in their countries.

Mr. Jeno Jacobs, Public Relations Officer of Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation (DSWMC) says composting should be viewed as an income earner for Dominicans.

Food prices have risen significantly because of the effects of global warming, the production of foods such as corn, which is used to produce most of what we eat today.

Mr. Jacobs says the world is shifting away from eating foods that are genetically modified and composting will help in this regard.

The Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation is working together with DOAM and Fair Trade to put together a comprehensive composting program to target village councils in taking up the idea of composting.

This idea is a major way to reduce the volumes of waste at the landfill.

The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including a soil conditioner, a fertilizer, addition of vital humus, and as a natural pesticide for soil.

He says this is not just about earning income for Dominicans but it is about keeping the Nature Island of the Caribbean clean and green, and to make sure that it will be here for generations to come.

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