Worm composting facility opens in Southern Metro
The vermicomposting facility of the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Eco-Tourism Area (LPPCHEA), a declared Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, opened today.
The facility is a temporary structure occupying 240 square meters.
The LPPCHEA has 36 hectares of mangrove forest, the thickest and most diverse among the remaining mangrove areas in Manila Bay. It also hosts 82 species of wild birds, including the Philippine ducks, Chinese Egret and the Black-Winged Stilts.
Sen. Cynthia Villar, whose Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (SIPAG) donated the vermicomposting structure to the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) said the environmental benefit of recycling wastes on site eliminates the need for transportation and storage.
The PRA holds the title over portions of LPPCHEA.
Similar facilities around Las Piñas City produce 60,000 kilos of organic fertilizer which are distributed for free to farmers and vegetable gardeners.