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Madinat Jumeirah Implements Bokashi Compost Programme

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The Madinat Jumeirah has become one of the first hotels in the UAE to implement a Bokashi Compost Programme to help improve environmental stability.

Bokashi is a Japanese word meaning fermented organic matter and it offers a simple, yet effective composting system whereby all raw food waste is recycled using an anaerobic process.

Madinat Jumeirah implemented this programme, producing organic compost which is now used in the resorts gardens to enrich the soil and improve its water-holding qualities.

The project was initiated when Bokashi Dubai joined forces with Madinat Jumeirah to create a pilot project in the gardens of Al Qasr hotel.

On average 2.1 tonnes of raw food waste is recycled each month in Al Qasr and this compost is also used to fertilise the hotels own organic herb garden.

Originally implemented as a pilot programme, Bokashi is beginning to show positive results as it enables organisations to utilise food waste to produce a soil conditioner with slow release nutrients which is organic in origin. It is proving to be a pioneering initiative enabling Madinat Jumeirah to contribute to a more sustainable environment.

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