This December, RHK Land, together with Hongkong Land, produced 1,500 Bokashi “Mabuhay” Balls at Lakeshore Eco-Park Angono Rizal.
According to recent studies done by Greenpeace Philippines, our country produces 35,000 tons of garbage daily. Of this, about 16% is plastic which end up in our oceans and rivers, polluting marine life.
In an effort to become part of the solution, RHK Land partnered with Hands on Manila and the local community surrounding Lakeshore Eco-park in Angono, Rizal. RHK Land and Hongkong Land volunteers travelled to Angono to create Bokashi “Mabuhay” Balls.
Bokashi Balls are made from organic material that has been fermented with Effective Microorganisms (EM), molasses, and water under anaerobic conditions. When dropped in the water, each Mabuhay Ball can clean one cubic meter of rivers, lakes, or ponds. The balls significantly reduce sedimentary mud, compacting river, or pond beds. They naturally treat the body of water they’re in and improve its quality by breaking down waste and sludge on the pond floor. When the body of water is clean, more fish and marine life can flourish. Because of this, not only will the Bokashi Balls positively impact the quality of water, but the quality of life and livelihood of the local community as well.
The volunteers first participated in a briefing session by scientists and experts and learned how to create the Bokashi Balls. After which, all the volunteers participated in the actual making of the Bokashi Balls. The group pledged to generate 1,500 Bokashi Balls for the community. In the final part of the session, the employees dropped the Bokashi Balls in the nearby lake in a fun activity.