LOW CARBON GOAL: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly by turning organic waste into compost
How long does it take to produce organic compost?
The entire process consists of two phases and takes approximately 4 months.
What does the mechanical phase of making compost entail?
The organic waste from our kitchens and restaurants that can be used for compost is taken to our special plant and combined with organic garden waste. 3-4 tons of a balanced mixture of veggies, fruit, wood chippings, paper towels and eggshells are placed into a special bioreactor daily, where it is heated up for about 5 days to accelerate the composting process. The heated mixture is extracted and left to cool.
What happens during the biological phase of organic compost production?
Cooled pre-compost is placed in long compost beds lined with coconut fiber or sawdust. Special earthworms are placed into the beds, whose job it is to feed on the pre-compost and transform it into a rich compost. This natural biological process takes place over a period of about a month. They are then extracted from the compost and are ready to work on the next batch.
What are the benefits of making organic compost?
- An average of 4 tons of organic waste is generated in our kitchens and restaurants every day. Our compost plant can use this waste efficiently, processing some 680 tons of organic waste every year.
- By turning this waste into compost, greenhouse gas emissions are significantly reduced, given that we prevent such waste from decomposing on landfill sites.
- Our compost is rich in nutrients and is used to cultivate microgreens at “Kilometer Zero”, our nursery garden, as well to nourish the green areas of our resorts.