1 – Promote composting as a treatment practice for organic waste

  • Increase the number of waste treatment companies to compost;
  • Reduce the amount of organic waste channeled to landfills;
  • Sensitize the school community through lectures and study visits;
  • Organize information sessions aimed at citizens promoting composting and good practices on selective collection;
  • Organize workshops and advanced technical sessions on topics such as: composting and characterization of compost; characterization and applications of HS; characterization and applications of SH-based products in agriculture and soil remediation;
  • Produce a manual of bilingual (digital and paper) good practices;
  • Build and manage a webpage and accounts on social networks;
  • Prepare an inventory on the production of waste.

2 – Promote the use of compost in agriculture as a fertilizer / substrate / soil broker of organic origin and contribute to a sustainable environmental management

  • Increase the number of farmers using compost
  • To demonstrate the effect of the application of the compound rich in humic substances on soil quality
  • Characterize the compound produced from the chemical and microbiological point of view
  • To characterize the chemical profile of humic substances (HS) and their biological activities
  • Inventory waste generation
  • Create and maintain an organic waste management tool.

3 – Analyze and optimize the composting process in order to improve the quality and quantity of the compound produced

  • Relate the properties of the compound produced by the different companies and farmers (namely the chemical profile of SH) with the variables of the composting process.








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