What does Imbabala do to try and play our part in reducing and recycling? See below for details.
Veggie garden – using all natural fertilizer.
Unfortunately we don’t run off solar panels and invertor batteries, however, we make sure to switch off geysers in rooms not in use to reduce the energy consumption.
We separate all waste products here in camp between plastic, tin, paper and food waste.
All non biodegradable goods are bagged in their respective categories and sent to the official Victoria Falls municipal dump.
All food waste is pilled in a compost heap and mixed with lawn off cuts, leaves and is eventually turned to compost which we use in the vegetable garden.
We do have a worm tin (5m mokoro) in which we feed the worms with off cuts from the kitchen in order to have bait for fishing during the right seasons.
Most drainage lines of grey water run into a series of soak away trenches that removes and solid waste build up and returns clean water back into the soil, this is a recycled method as all water at Imbabala is pumped out of the river and purified in our settling tanks at the top of the hill. Chemicals are not an issue as we only use chlorine in our tanks for killing any bacteria in the water. For drinking purposes the water is then passed through our reverse osmosis machine which has a 3 stage filter process that removes certain items from the water as opposed to adding any chemicals. These are as follows:
PE 0,3 Micron filter – removes unwanted particles from water
Activated carbon filter – softens the water and neutralizes mineral levels in the water
Ion exchange filter – balances the ion levels in the water