TO INCREASE the use and improve the quality of organic fertilizers, a local composting facility has partnered with an Indian multinational company.
BioNutrient Waste Management Inc. announced its collaboration with Prathista Industries Ltd India for the production of New Suryamin, a 100-percent organic fertilizer.
New Suryamin is a product of Prathita’s fertilizer formulation blended with fertilizer using compost from Carbon Public Market wastes.
According to Christopher C. Fadriga, managing director of BioNutrient Waste Management Inc, the production of New Suryamin in Cebu is seen to increase the supply and use of organic fertilizers in the province.
He said those who operate backyard farms are the ones mainly availing themselves of organic fertilizers. Corporate farms, however, prefer to use chemical fertilizers since they are more readily available.
Ma. Emma Ramas, business development manager at Bio Nutrient, said the production of an affordable organic fertilizer will help local growers and at the same time help solve the city’s garbage problems.
Fadriga said they have already submitted a proposal to the Cebu City government to process the city’s market wastes.
While still waiting for the response, Ramas in a statement said the company is closely coordinating with the Department of Public Services since Jan. 29 to process biodegradable wastes from Carbon market.
BioNutrient, even without service contract, is currently processing the wastes which will be delivered to their Inayawan composting facility every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The company has processed more than 400 tons of wastes from Carbon Public Market.