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The institute has the ecological toilet facility as a trademark of its commitment to ensuring the best possible environmental outcomes. We are currently educating and familiarizing the use of the facility to the local people of the community.

What is composting?

Composting is nature’s process of recycling organic materials into a rich soil known as compost. Anything that was once living will decompose. Basically composting is an acceleration of the same process nature uses. By composting our organic waste we are returning nutrients back into the soil in order for the cycle of life to continue. Finished compost looks like soil – dark brown, crumbly and smells like a forest floor.

In this case, we are using the composting process to turn a problem (human waste) into a resource (fertilizer). When a big ceremony happens at the institute, thousands of people come to attend the ceremony and they all need to use the toilet. The composting toilet collects the faecal matter together in chambers which are designed to speed up the process of breaking that material down into a safe garden fertilizer while at the same time keeping dangerous germs or pathogens out of the local environment. By, carefully adding the correct organic materials to the faecal matter, we can ensure that this process will work properly.

The urine will be diverted away and collected separately for use in the garden as it is also a valuable fertilizer.