International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 4
A study on organic waste management with reference to vermicomposting

A study on organic waste management with reference to vermicomposting

Industrialization, urbanization, increase in population are some reasons for the high production of organic waste on earth. The waste should not be dumped and it has to manage (or) dispose properly, otherwise the ecosystem will suffer on long run. Waste Management or waste disposal is a multidisciplinary process where the waste is managed from its production level and disposed to the final state without damaging the environment. Collection, transport and proper treatment are the gradual steps comes under waste management technique. In India it is estimated that the waste generated is 28% recycled, 12% is composted and 3% is used for energy recovery. South Korea stands first in world by recycling 36% waste and 23% composting and using 25% for energy recovery.
In the present study a special focus is paid on organic waste treatment by converting the waste into natural eco-friendly plant manure or fertilizer with the help of earth worms. This technique is one of the best methods and so adopting all over the world. This process is also known as vermicompost. Vermicompost is an aerobic, non-hazardous, biological waste management method. Rearing of earthworms (vermiculture) and production of vermicompost undergo simultaneously in this process.
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A study on organic waste management with reference to vermicomposting. A study on organic waste management with reference to vermicomposting. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 2(4): 491-493.