[permaculture] waste management | Paper Bokashi | Archive for the ‘waste management’ Category

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waste management | Paper Bokashi |  Archive for the ‘waste management’

Archive for the ‘waste management’ Category
 Bokashi in School Waste Management (New
7, 2009
 School stories on waste
City Council, New Zealand)
A bokashi victory              September 2009

Two years ago Victory school had a problem with the large amount of fruit
scraps, generated as a result of their involvement in the Fruit in Schools
Programme, run by the District Health Board. This programme provides free
fruit to students at school every day to boost the children’s nutrition

A *large-scale bokashi system*  provided the answer to their fruit scrap
problem. This system takes care of citrus and other fruit scraps, as well
as ham sandwiches and all kinds of lunch time food scraps not suitable for
other systems.

Nelson City Council donated two large 120-litre drums to the school for use
as large-scale bokashi containers. One drum is used at a time and is dug
down into the ground in a suitable spot within the school garden. The soil
removed to create a hole for the drum is piled around the base and is used
to cover the bokashi mix once the hole is full and the drum is removed.
This part of the garden is then planted after a couple of weeks. The drums
are rotated around the sites in the garden on a regular basis.

Selected senior students are on collection duty for the term. They collect
fruit scraps in buckets at the end of the school day and carry them over to
the big bokashi drum in the community garden. They usually get about six
full buckets of scraps from a total of 18 collection buckets located in
each classroom. The students tip the buckets into the drum, pack the food
scraps down, and sprinkle in a handful of bokashi compost-zing on top,
before making sure the lid is put back on tightly. The school funds the
ongoing cost of the compost-zing activator for their bokashi system.

“Before we had the bokashi system, we were having a big problem as there
were just too many fruit scraps and our compost bin was overflowing. Also
the type of waste was not suitable for composting – some days we just had
banana skins, other days too much orange peel. The bokashi system makes it
easy,” says teacher Judy-Anne.

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 Bokashi Experiment
19, 2007

*Evaluation of composting as a strategy for managing organic wastes from a
municipal market in

Montserrat Aulinas Maso´ , August Bonmatı Blasi *

Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Girona,
Campus Montilivi, s/n, 17071 Girona, Spain


A pilot-scale study was undertaken to evaluate alternatives to the solid
waste management of a Central American municipal market located in Estelı
´, Nicaragua. The municipal solid waste from the local market is the second
largest contributor to the municipal solid waste (MSW) stream. Waste from
the market without any previous sorting or treatment is open dumped. The
options evaluated in this study were *windrow composting, windrow
composting with yard waste, bokashi and vermicompost*. Significant
differences between the properties of composts produced were found; however,
all of them reduce the initial waste volume and are potential useful
agronomic products for a survival agrarian milieu.


*Bokashi* (Bk): A layer of organic wastes from the market, a layer of
cattle manure (coming approximately to 170 kg of organic wastes), a thin
layer of vegetal coal and a thin layer of rice husk (2.3 kg each), all of
them watered with yeast and sugar from cane dissolved in water. This
procedure was repeated three times and materials were turned over

[The document includes a table comparing the 4 options evaluated]

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