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India, Maharashtra: community-managed toilet complexes opened in Kolhapur

The operationalisation and functioning of community toilet complexes at Rajendra Nagar and Salokhe Park, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, commenced on 15th June 2008. These community toilet complexes are managed by “Community Sanitation Committees (CSCs)” formed in both communities. The CSCs thus not only manages the maintenance of the complex but also ensures cleanliness of the complex and user satisfaction.

The CSC has provided “Photo passes” as identification for the user households. [..] The user group of about 150-200 households presently uses the community toilet complex. There are separate child-friendly toilet seats at Rajendra Nagar.

[…] The CSC also manages the Decentralised Solid Waste Management process and composting of biodegradable waste. […] The CSC is trying to link the selling of their compost to the Garden Department of Kolhapur Corporation.. Systematic packaging is taken care of by the CSC.

Read more: Shilpa Mirashi, BORDA, 15 Jul 2008

Indonesia – Market goes green with new composting program

Operator of Perumnas Klender traditional market in East Jakarta is optimistic about a newly launched composting project, despite lack of enthusiasm from vegetable vendors.

“The compost can be used for internal greening in our market complex and can be sold to hundreds of plant vendors along nearby Jl. I Gusti Ngurah Rai,” said Sugionono of city-owned traditional market operator PD Pasar Jaya on Tuesday.

Plant vendor Rosmian, who has been buying compost from a distributor from Bogor, supports the project. “I will buy the compost if the price is fair and if is good quality,” she said.

Last week Pasar Jaya started processing organic waste in Perumnas Klender market into compost in a bid to reduce the volume of garbage transported to Bantar Gebang dump site.

Read More – Jakarta Post

Nepal: Waste of Zoo in packets

The garbage and animal waste produced in the Central Zoo of Kathmandu is being composted and sold as fertiliser.  The Nepal Pollution Control and Environment Management Centre (NEPCEMAC) sells packets of 1, 5 and 25 kg at Rs. 20 [21 Euro cents = 32 US dollar cents] per kg. The zoo produces 9 tons of garbage every month.

Read more: Kantipur / NGO Forum, 13 Mar 2008