Monday, January 11, 2010

The Benefits of Vermicompost

* Savings: Save the environment and cost of waste disposal

* Increase landfill’s lifespan: It minimises landfill usage, saves land and reduces methane gas build up and leachate problem.

* Reduces waste: It minimises the local municipal, city hall and contractor’s problem in disposing and management of waste.

* Back to nature: No need for high-technology equipment.

* No system upgrade: Worms reproduction will be able to handle any increase in organic solid waste.

* Eco-friendly: Vermicompost is an ecofriendly natural fertiliser prepared from biodegradable organic waste and is free from chemical input and is not polluted.

* No side effects: It does not have any adverse effect on soil, plant and the environment.It improves nutrients in soil -both macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients.

* Easy education: It is easy and suitable for households, the community and schools to adopt as an environmental project.

* High quality organic fertiliser: It has been proven that vermicompost fertiliser offers an effective stand-alone protection against plant diseases. Hence, it lessens the usage of pesticides on crops.

***sources from Thestar (Monday November 23, 2009)

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