Students Invite Community to Process Kitchen Waste Become Eco Enzyme Liquid

Training on the Making of Eco Enzyme

Students of Group 9 KKN-T Swakelola UB invites PKK women in Tegalgondo Village to process kitchen waste into a multifunctional liquid, namely Eco Enzyme to deal with organic waste in the community, Thursday (14/07/2022).

The training on the making of eco-enzyme was held based on the problems that exist in Tegalgondo Village itself, namely the lack of public awareness of organic waste management properly.

Organic waste itself is waste that can be decomposed again which is produced from various activities, one of which is from household activities.

“A lot of organic waste is found in household waste. Therefore, the target of this training is aimed at PKK women in Tegalgondo Village, since women themselves have a close relationship with organic waste from kitchen processing,” said Muhammad Choirul Anam, Coordinator of Group 9 KKN-T Swakelola. UB.

The training activity begins with the presentation of material on the meaning, benefits, and methods of making eco enzymes. Then, it was continued with a demonstration of making eco enzyme which was carried out with PKK women in Tegalgondo Village.

Eco enzyme is a versatile liquid made through three months organic waste fermentation process. The ingredients for making it include palm sugar, leftover vegetables, fruit rinds, and water. The results from the making of eco enzymes can be used for natural fertilizers, natural pesticides, pool water purification, and various cleaning fluids.

The existence of this training gives a distinct impression for the participants.

“This eco enzyme training was held for the first time in Tegalgondo Village, so it is very useful for mothers, especially PKK women in Tegalgondo Village because they can know about recyclable waste. Alhamdulillah, with this training we can find out that waste that is no longer useful can still produce useful things, such as eco-enzyme. Besides being able to be used for personal purposes, we can also use eco enzyme liquid to increase income since it can be sold in the market, “said one of the participants, Veri Dwitaari.

With this training, it is hoped that in the future the management of organic waste into eco-enzymes can always be beneficial for the people of Tegalgondo Village.

“In addition, with this training, the community is also expected to be more concerned about the environment and realize that waste management is very important in making Tegalgondo Village free from waste,” said Muhammad. (AD/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir).