Friday, July 25, 2008

Saving is rewarding - Tips to save water

1. Shorten your shower by a minutes or two and you'll save up to 150 gallons per month. Even better if you bathe using water caught in a pail. Consider bathing young children together.

2. Turn off the tap when lathering soap, brushing teeth, shampooing, shaving and washing face. Place a bucket to collect excess water when showering. This can be used for other purpose, such as for toilet use.

3. Bathe your pets outdoors in an area in need of water. Do the same when washing your car.

4. Use a toilet bowl with a half flush option and minimise the number of flushes in a day.

5. Do not use running water to wash vegetables, dishes, clothes and cars. Use water collected in a sink/pail instead. Do not flush water to wash the driveway and sidewalk. Use a broom instead.

6. Designate one glass for your drinking water each day or refill a water bottle. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.

7. When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load. When buying new appliances, consider those that offer cycle and load size adjustments, they're more water and energy efficient.

8. Do not over-water the lawn and avoid watering during rainy season. Best to water the garden early in the morning of late evening to avoid evaporation from heat and wind. Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants retains moisture and saves water, time and money. Collect rain water to be used for the garden.

9. Repair leaking taps and toilets and always ensure taps are tightly closed. Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools that can help you discover leaks. Cjeck internal water piping regularly and report main distribution leakages to the relevant authorities.

10. Encourage your school system and local government to develop and promote water conservation among children and adults. Make suggestions to your employer about ways to save water and money at work. Share water conservation tips with friends and neighbours.

>> The right way to recycle rainwater

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Uses of Garbage Enzyme

Garbage enzyme has many uses for the environment, agriculture and even in homes.
In agriculture, garbage enzyme is used:
- to reduce the usage of chemical fertilizers
- to keep the farm free from insects and infections
- as a soil fertilizer for vegetable growing
- as a natural pesticide and herbicide
- to convert sandy land to fertile farm land
- keep the air cool and clean in the farm atmosphere
- clean the dirty and impure water in the farm
In homes, garbage enzyme is used:
- as a household cleaning liquid
- to remove foul odours, molds and grime in the kitchen and toilet
- as an anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent
- to drive away insects
- to clean carpets and remove ticks
- for laundry washing and ironing
- for mopping floors
- for cleaning cars

The enzymes not only chase away the insects but also reduces foul odours and infections.

Enzymes are added to the animal feed to aid in their food digestion.

Enzymes are also added to the drinking water in the farms.

The animal waste are used as organic fertilizers for growing crops in the fields.

Odours from the pigs and their waste are greatly reduced through the use of enzymes.

The animal waste are flushed into this pond and duckweeds grow and flourish due to the rich nutrients present.

A closer view of the duckweeds in the pond.

Kitchen or garbage waste when added with enzymes make good fertilizers for the soil.

Even sandy land can be converted into a piece of useful farm land!

After 4 months, the plants on this piece of sandy land have grown to a considerable height.

Animal waste is carefully packed away to be used as organic fertilizers.

Now we get abundant crops of organic fruits with the use of enzymes!

Use Enzyme to Reduce Global Warming

What is Garbage Enzyme?

Dr Rosukon's Garbage Enzyme is a complex organic substance of protein chains and mineral salts and juvenile hormones.

Functions of Garbage Enzyme
- resolve / decompose
- transform / change
- compose / make up / combine
- catalysis

As a result of catalysis, ozone is produced which can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and this in turn reduces global warming.

This enzyme can be produced easily with the organic waste from our kitchens.

During enzyme production, O3 + NO3 + CO3 are generated and these could help purify and whiten the clouds in the sky. Those clouds that trap lots of heavy metals appear dark. Those dark clouds cause more heat to be trapped on earth due to the greenhouse effect. O3 (ozone) from the garbage enzymes could reduce the heavy metals in the clouds and this would reduce global warming.

More NO3 (nitrite) in the air is useful as nutrients for the plants and soil.

Nutrient for Plant & Enviromental Friendly to Earth

If every household makes and uses enzymes, it would help tremendously in the reduction of global warming.

How to Make Garbage Enzyme

Uses of Garbage Enzyme


How to Make Garbage Enzyme

Black sugar is one of the ingredients needed for making garbage enzyme.

This kitchen waste is another ingredient used for the production of garbage enzyme.

These bottles contain kitchen waste with black sugar and water. Fermentation will take place in the bottles for 3 months. Then after filtration and removal of the residue, garbage enzyme is obtained. The residue can be used again for a new batch of production by adding fresh garbage. The residue can also be dried, then blended and buried in the ground as a fertilizer.

These bottles of garbage enzyme are ready for use.

Use Garbage Enzyme to Save Our Earth

Ozone has been recognised as effective bleaching agent and a powerful disinfectant, killing bacteria and funguses more rapidly than chlorine. Ozone helps clean the air and give higher oxygen level in the environment

The solution: use Enzyme
Save the earth with the waste product from our kitchen

House Hold, Non-toxic & pollution free kitchen, Remove the foul odour, mold and grime

Garbage Enzyme

This morning, a friend told me of a garbage enzyme workshop workshop which contributes to a better earth friendly environment.

I was my first time hearing of such thing. With the changes in the climate and the many waste thrown into garbage, I was listening attentively to her, when I found out that we can contribute to the climate change through a simple DIY formula using kitchen waste (fruits' skin and unwanted vegetables).

This not only helps in protecting our ozone layer and lower global temperature, but actually provides a natural and environment friendly way to use the enzyme liquid as a household cleaner, air purifier, laundry and floor detergent, shampoo (yes, shampoo!!), body care, car care and or course as an organic fertiliser.

It removes odor, molds and grime, it's antibacterial and anti-viral.

It's all natural, and in fact, it doesn't even smell and actually acts as an insecticide as well!

The dilution ratio for usage is approximately 1:1000 to use enzyme as insecticide, 1:100 for pesticide, diluting it 200X to be used as air-refreshener and 500x as hormones for plants to get more fruits or flowers.

1 Tbp of enzymes for 1 litre of detergent water/dish washing liquid/shampoo (or 1tsp for 500cc) will help reduce the side effects in chemicals and enhance the nutrients.

The ratio of making this would be mixing 3 parts of the unwanted fruits and vegetables to 1 part of brown sugar (not sure whether this is gula melaka or that special brown sugar for making desserts) with 10 parts of water.

Keep these in an airtight container and leave it unopened for 3 months. After that, you can pour them into individual containers for your daily household usage and personal care.

I hope to be able to go and listen more to this enzyme talk in English on Saturday, 9th August, 1-4pm at Putra Stadium, Bukit Jalil. I understand there's also a whole day awareness program on climate changes starting from 10am, right up to 8pm.