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Our Green products cater for the environmentally conscious people who want to respect the environment and leave behind a cleaner and healthier world for their children.

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In Mauritius, 80% of the Municipal Domestic Wastes (Papers, Yard wastes and Food wastes) are classified as organic which represent an opportunity to convert them into valuable resources by recycling through composting process into bio-fertilizers. Organic matter, humidity and oxygen provide the required environment for the aerobic decomposition of organic wastes into compost.

The design of Duraco Compost bin is ideal for an easy composting process and is durable and easily handled.

 

Compost bin main features:

  • Manufactured from 100% virgin material
  • Moulded in-one-piece design
  • Opaque design with holes on the sides for airflow
  • UV stabilized
  • No taste or odour imparted from polyethylene
  • High impact resistance
  • A robust and user friendly system made in two pieces; the drum and its base
  • Recessed handles and wheeled base make turning and mixing process effortless as compared to conventional compost bins
  • Easy transfer of compost to containers

Our compost bin creates the ideal natural environment required for the rapid growth of micro-organisms which activate the decomposition of organic waste to form compost. Aerobic composting takes place in the presence of oxygen, humidity and organic matter. In this process, aerobic micro-organisms break down organic matter and produce carbon dioxide, ammonia, water, heat and humus (compost).

What can be recycled?

Recyclable Materials

Non-Recyclable Materials

 Sawdust and wood chips

 Shiny paper

 Matte paper, newspaper (in small pieces)

Glass

 Carton, wrapping paper (in small pieces)

Plastic

Tissue paper

Treated wood

Flowers, grass, leaves, weeds

 Poisonous plants/weeds

 Fruits, vegetables (peelings, small pieces)

Meat, fish, bones

Tea (leaves, teabags)

Fats, milk products

Coffee (ground)

 Human or animal waste

Fine algae

 

Uses of compost:

  • Mix with soil to increase fertility
  • Protective layer above soil
  • Mix with water to be sprayed on cultivated land

Compost provides to soil natural benefits, essential to the healthy grow of vegetation which cannot be replaced by chemical fertilisers:

  • Nutrients
  • Retention of humidity
  • Aeration and drainage
  • Decrease erosion
  • Prevent proliferation of pathogens
  • Control pH
  • Control weeds

Moreover, the composting process reduces the use of chemical fertilisers as well as the accumulation and decomposition of wastes contributing to environment protection and sustainable living.

User Guidelines:

  • To obtain best results, it is recommended to make mixed layers (green matter and dry matter):
    • Garden Waste: 1 part dry: 4 parts green
    • Kitchen Waste: 1 part dry: 1 part green
  • If moisture leakage is noticed at the aeration points of the compost bin, add some dry matter to the mixture
  • Composting can be carried out with the compost bin half full – minimum necessary to produced required heat to destroy harmful elements
  • When the compost bin is full, leave sufficient space for movement and aeration of waste matter for the first days until heat production and decomposition start
  • Always keep the compost bin closed during composting
  • The internal temperature rises to 55°C during the first 2 days and remains constant for 15 days. The last 5 days are the cooling period of the cycle
  • It is recommended to rotate the compost bin 5 times a day. These rotations are necessary for the circulation of oxygen essential to the growth of aerobic bacteria. If not aerated, the process is delayed and there is risk of decay and odour.
  • Your compost is ready when it is black in colour and smells like soil
  • Leave a small amount in the compost bin to speed up the next composting process