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Organic waste management through maggot cultivation in Jakarta

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Jakarta, IO – Workers feed maggots with organic waste such as leftover food and rotten fruit at the BSF Maggot Cultivation House, Cilincing, North Jakarta (28/10).

There are various methods applied to reduce the amount of waste produced every day, ranging from recycling inorganic waste to turning organic waste into compost. One of the recycling methods that is currently popular in the community is maggot cultivation which is managed by North Jakarta Waste Management Unit (UPS).

Maggots are young larvae of the black soldier fly (BSF) which has a repetitive life cycle, from laying eggs on wood, they continue to become active maggot larvae that consume organic materials such as food scraps and rotten fruit, before going through the prepupa, pupa, and morphing into a fly.

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Other than decomposing organic food waste, maggot cultivation is also useful as feed for poultry and fish. This cultivation program also plays a positive role in educating the public about how to effectively manage organic waste.

(IO/Faisal Ramadhan)

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