Imvermicomposting Technology for Effective Solid Waste Management
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Vermicomposting, also known as worm composting, is a process that saves you money, recycles your organic wastes, and is also eco-friendly. This natural way of composting organic wastes is a process that involves the use of worms, and of other beneficial microbes. These worms then turn your organic scraps into a quality-made, and nutrient-filled compost (this by-product is also known as worm castings or worm manure). Worm castings help your plants and soil be at their best conditions, as these worm castings can be made into an organic fertilizer for your garden (it has an earthy smell to it); and as a soil conditioner for improving soil structure (water retention will improve).
Key Words: 1. Vermicomposting 2. Worms 3. Soil 4. Disposal 5. Solid waste 5.Biomass 6. Compostable.
Article published in International Journal of Multidisciplinary and Current Research-April-2013 issue.