DECOST: Introductory composting workshops with young volunteers in Palestine
September 8, 2021
As part of the the progress to a successful implementation of the DECOST pilot experience in Palestine, this summer some members of the Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie (PTUK) has held educational meetings about composting for young volunteers in the town of Anabta.
Young volunteers are expected to be a crucial step to create effective links with the residents of Anbata, accompanying them in the proper functioning of the new waste management system. The DECOST pilot test in Palestine is aiming to introduce composting as a priority strategy to deal with the management of all the urban organic waste produced in a small town.
The workshop covered the definition, benefits,challenges and methods of application of home and community composting. Finally, an open discussion was made to identify possible issues that may arise during the implementation of the project, how to prepare the households visits, questionnaires and various awareness activities.
DECOST project aims to develop a new framework of waste management, building a closed-loop system of organic waste valorisation, integrating decentralised home and community composting systems with urban agriculture.