Case Studies

Suppressing foul odor after Tsunami hit

Japan
Country:
Japan
Category:
Social Contribution, Hygiene & Cleaning, Waste Treatment
Tag:
Cyclic, Disaster treatment
Suppressing foul odor after Tsunami hit

Spraying the mixed solution of EM Shabondama soap solution and EM solution with garlic that has an effect against insect pests.
Spraying the mixed solution of EM Shabondama soap solution and EM solution with garlic that has an effect against insect pests.
Iwate Compost Co., Ltd quickly responded to the reconstruction support for the affected areas when the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami struck Tohoku region in Japan.

Iwate Compost, located in the intermountain region of Hanamaki City, Iwate  Prefecture, treated 90% of the drained waste water sludge in Iwate Prefecture and recycled most of the sludge into compost using EM. So to speak, Iwate Compost is one of needed companies in order to establish a “recycling society”.

Four years ago, Iwate Compost immediately responded to arequest from local government and local Fisheries Cooperative Association to suppress the foul odor and improve environmental sanitation problems came from the dead fishes at collapsed industrial refrigerated facilitates in Ofuna City and Rikuzentakata City due to the Great East Japan Earthquake. Because of their prompt support for the affected areas, they gained deep trust and respect from municipal and local governments in Iwate Prefecture.

Iwate Compost also grows their own organic vegetables at their farm and their vegetables are very popular in majorsupermarkets in Tokyo. Both supermarkets and customers are very satisfied with their vegetables because their vegetables are healthy, tasty, and fresh; moreover, they can be kept 3 times longer than the regular vegetables.

Mr. Sugawara, Senior Managing Director, is very enthusiastic about promoting organic farming using EM Technology. Currently, the company is working on growing organic apples, which is not available elsewhere and people are willing to pay JPY 1,000 per apple. Furthermore, Iwate Compost is actively involved in the experiment on the effect of weeding using charcoal powder for organic rice cultivation that Prof. Higa proposes. Iwate Compost is one of the leading companies to expand the agricultural business with EM Technology.



Mr. Sugawara of Iwate Compost
Mr. Sugawara of Iwate Compost
(Updated in  2014)







 

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