Sustainable Cities (Kitakyushu Urban Centre)
Organic Waste Composting Relevant Activities
- Research on Effective Local Initiatives to Promote Sustainable Development -
IGES Kitakyushu Urban Centre has been sharing with many Asian cities the participatory good practice being carried out in Surabaya, Indonesia of reducing waste through the promotion of organic waste composting.
This activity aims to explore the potential of local initiatives for achieving sustainable development in Asia. Following the past achievements under the Kitakyushu Initiative, a successful solid waste management model developed in Surabaya City will be further studied and promoted for replication in other cities in Asia.
1. Waste Reduction Programme through the Promotion of
Organic Waste Composting by KitaQ System
Technical Supervision for Part2: Jpec Co., Ltd. Wakamatsu Environment Research Institute
Spanish translation was supported by JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Kyushu
2. "Reducing Waste through the Promotion of Organic Waste Composting"
An excellent new video, produced by JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Kyushu, introduces these activities. Also available is a video specifically on the Takakura Composting Method.
JICA-Net Library(JICA Website)
JICA-Net Library( Details of Contents)
3. Composting manuals prepared by other cities and JICA volunteers
Composting manuals prepared by other cities and JICA volunteers
Produced by Environment Department, Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA), Thailand
Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) Compost 602KB
4. Organic Composting Manual for Kids "Organic Composting- How Great!"
This 16 pages booklet was planned as supplementary reading material for a Junior Science School (JSS) seminar jointly organised by the Kyushu Institute of Technology and IGES in May to August, 2013. KUC took advantage of this opportunity to introduce our research activities on community-based solid waste management in Asian countries/cities. This booklet, which is in the style of a comic, shows a family that tries to grow vegetables in their home garden. It doesn't go well at first, but by getting some advice from an imaginary character named "the fairy of the soil", they learn that composting is made from household garbage and makes nutritious soil for growing delicious vegetables. This booklet is mainly for lower grades of elementary school, however it is useful for teachers/adults who are trying to learn how to make compost technically.
The Contents of "Organic Composting- How Great!"
1. Soil that is Friendly for Microorganisms
2. Reducing Waste at Home
3. How to Make Compost Part 1
4. How to Make Compost Part 2
5. Let's Use Compost
The English and Japanese versions are available here »PDF Download
The Bahasa Indonesia version is available here »PDF Download
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